How to Prepare Food for the Raw Food Diet?
If you are keen on going on a raw food diet, get ready for some serious amount of work! Start by logging onto the Internet and downloading a horde of raw food recipes. Trust me, no other source will provide you with a database as broad as this. During the course of your diet of course you’ll want to take a break from all the preparation and just laze around instead. So try and find a few raw food restaurants (yes they do exist) in your locality.
A raw food diet doesn’t need you to say goodbye to snacks and dessert. In fact it doesn’t even require you to bid goodbye to breads and biscuits, as long as you make them out of raw foods.
If you are craving for something to munch just toss together some chopped fruits and veggies with some sprouted grains. Make sure you equip yourself with a large number of interesting recipes before starting on your diet, else you will feel horribly left out when you see people around you eating familiar food, which you cannot have! In order to stick to your diet therefore you will have to discover equally delicious alternatives for yourself.
Another good way to ensure that you stick to your diet is by preparing all your food (except juices) well in advance. This way you won’t end up eating usual food just because preparing raw food recipes takes time. Try and make your food sometime in the weekend or whenever it is that you have a bit of time in hand. As you get more and more used to your diet however you will find that such advanced preparation will no longer be required and you will be able to stick to your regime without much effort.
Raw food recipes are usually easy to make and thus their preparation itself is not exactly time consuming. What takes time however is the planning that goes into it. Take for instance sprouts. If you have sprouts ready it takes very little time to toss them into a salad. However, preparing sprouts (by soaking them for hours) takes time.
If you are into eating food raw you will have to keep a ready stock of a bunch of fruits and veggies close at hand. If nothing else works out just run a few of these through a juicer, add a pinch of salt and enjoy your home-made fresh fruit/vegetable juice.
Instead of depriving yourself from crackers or biscuits totally try making them yourself with the help of a dehydrator. Use sprouted wheat or rye (instead of flour) for the base. For taste put in a little dried dates or pepper or even some vegetable juice. Mix all your items and put it into the dehydrator in the bread or cracker shapes.
You can also try and make a fruit crisp to chomp on during a long afternoon, without even cooking. Just slice up some apples and top them off with a handful of sprouted oats and voila! Your crisp is ready.
Try a combination of veggies like say, carrots and tomatoes with a bunch of green leafy items for a smoothie next time for lunch.
Preparing raw food is time-consuming but it can also be a lot of fun. While deciding what to eat try and stay creative and prepare something interesting rather than preparing what is easy. Remember, variety is not just the spice of life but also the healthier option.
First Steps in Raw Food Diet
Eating Raw Foods is More of a Lifestyle Than a Diet
What Can You Eat On a Raw Food Diet
How to Correctly Transitioning to Raw Food Diet
Mistakes and Dangers in Raw Food Dieting