Another common question:
Q: "So is eating raw just salads?"A totally understandable misconception, but eating raw is not limited to salads. Salads are an obvious and common way to include raw foods in your diet, but variety is important. (And if you're looking to eat 75%+ raw food, you'd get pretty sick of salads.)
A: Using raw foods, you can make things like fresh juice, smoothies, salsas, hummus, soups, sauces, sweets, trail mix, dips and more. Raw foods include:
- all raw fruits and vegetables
- nuts and seeds (not roasted or processed)
- nut butters
- roots, root vegetables and squashes
- fresh herbs and raw spices
- seaweeds (yay for sushi!?)
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As with any lifestyle choice, the more you learn, practice and prepare, the easier it gets. Pinterest is a wonderful resource for raw recipe ideas that is helping me discover new ideas everyday. Sometimes, since we're new at this, it still gets frustrating to stay on top of meal-planning. But when I see how positively raw food is effecting us and I take note of how well I feel, I know that incorporating as many raw foods as possible isn't going to be a temporary diet.
So what do you think? Do you currently include plenty of raw foods everyday? Are you trying to include more?