Just a little bit ago, I answered some very popular FAQ's about the Raw Food Weight Loss Diet. Now I want to take an even closer look at one of the biggest concerns most people have with the Raw Food Diet - What to eat.
This is a concern with any diet, whether for weight loss, detox, or just general health. Many times you'll know the basics of what you can eat, but you will get bored with the basics pretty quickly. This pushes the door wide open so temptation can waltz in a foil your plan -again!
This doesn't have to be the case, and is one of the biggest reasons I advise people starting this diet to get a Raw Foods Cookbook to help them out. Here are two very easy recipes I've come to love to help you through your day.
3 medium tomatoes
1/4 of a small cucumber
1 stick celery
1/2 of a small onion
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon fresh mint
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
Sea salt to taste
Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop out center, leave about a fourth of an inch worth of wall. Put the scooped out pulp in a bowl and set aside.
Finely chop (or use a food processor) all the other ingredients and put in the bowl with tomato pulp.
Fill the tomato halves slightly higher than the brim.
Makes 6 cups.
These are great for a snack, side dish, or anytime. You can even use smaller tomatoes to make them finger food. :)
Nuts Over Raw Salad
1 cup Almonds
1 cup Cashews
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Peanuts
1 cup Pumpkin Seeds (de-shelled)
1 cup Raw Chocolate Nibs
4 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Mix all the nuts and seeds in a large bowl. Add agave nectar and stir well. Sprinkle cinnamon, chocolate, and desired sea salt amount and stir once more.
This takes only a few moments and can be eaten at breakfast, on the go, or even as a late night snack and I love the salty/sweet combination!
All it takes to ease into this diet is replacing your snacks with healthier choices like the salad above, and replacing one meal a day with a raw meal. I wish you tons of success!