|06-22-2009, 10:26 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
List your favorite raw (or if cooked then healthy) foods
I'm about to start eating very healthy again. I've been waking up and just downing massive amounts of fruit recently, and now I'm ready to take it to the next level. I'm having trouble thinking of foods that I can incorporate into my diet other than a lot of fruits and veggies. For example. what could I have for lunch later on in the day? Just more fruit or veggies? And dinner? It has to be healthy but I'd also like some variety.
All of the nutrition information I read seems to consistently contradict the next person, I'm lost as to what to do other than fruits, veggies, water and green tea.
|06-23-2009, 01:21 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
that's a tough one, and i'm no expert...one can get salad-ed out tho!...i like to do whole grain cereals...whole grain breads with sunflower butter...hummus with whole grain crackers...i don't guess that really qualifies as raw though.....
|06-23-2009, 04:17 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on God's beautiful earth, in heaven :), & you?
I posted this in another thread:
eat Right for your Blood-type: Blood Type Diet: Scientific Basis
also generally humans need: "Anti-oxidant rich foods, nutrient-dense, & bio-accessible": Antioxidant Foods
Enjoy the vibrant! health, ongoing...
|06-23-2009, 12:45 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
You turn the fruits & veggies into a wide variety of meals-soups, smoothies, wraps, salads, pasta, juices, puddings, pates/dips, desserts, etc. You should never get sick of salad when there are tons of ways to make it, not to mention all the dressings. Then there's the more complicated recipes you can make with a dehydrator. Many, many options. I never get sick of it.
|06-23-2009, 05:35 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I love salmon, grass fed steaks, and berries. You don't have to be vegetarian to live healthy, I personally feel vegetarianism to be less healthy than a well planned omnivoire diet. I'm not saying you can't be a healthy vegetarian,just that the majority of people will be better off with some animal products in their diets. Also, fruit is healthy, but too much of any food is not good.
|06-24-2009, 05:29 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Berries are great for you, but are fruit. Here are some other good things for you: Eat raw fungus, like if it has the word sh** in it like shitake mushrooms. Also you can eat raw nuts and seeds. They have protein and healthy fat.
Break open a walnut with a hull and it looks like the brain and the hull looks like the skull. That is the law of signatures saying that it is good for your brain. President Bush takes omega-3s. Walnuts have omega-3s in them that lubricate your brain, joint and arteries. Then there are crunchy sprouts. They are beany beans or legumous legumes that have been sprouted.
Then there are other sprouts. How many meats do Americans eat, like 5? There is pig, cow, chicken, sheep and turkey. There are over 10,000 different types of fruit! As far as vegetables, there is jicama, daikon, parsnips and many other exotic ones. One fruit, avocado, tastes great and is 60% fat! Cocktail grapefruit from Trader Joe's is a great tasting fruit. There are lots of different olives. I love them. Popeye's girlfriend is even named Olive Oyl.
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|06-26-2009, 05:19 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
I'm not 100% vegetarian or raw, but I love my healthy food. Some of my favorites:
Sprouted hummus. Along with some veggies, that would definitely be a filling and satisfying meal.
Almonds. I know that technically most of them are not raw cause of California law and stuff, but still, I love my almonds.
You could try dehydrating things and making your own raw crackers. Then you could spread things like raw sesame seed butter on them.
Green smoothies - the ultimate raw meals, that taste more like dessert.
Of course, you could also try dessert, like Steve's raw pie recipe he recently posted
|06-29-2009, 04:43 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: east coast, USA
I used to think healthy eating was so "limiting". But it makes me try things I'd never try otherwise, and now that I'm doing this, I'll never go back to the SAD diet. If anything the SAD cheeseburger, fastfood, and processed diet is what really is limiting.
As far as healthy goes, one thing most everyone agrees is that fresher, whole foods are better. Minimize processing or cooking for most foods. Organic may be better than conventional.
When shopping stick to the outer aisles of the store. Most stores have almost all inner aisles full of processed foods. Check out farmers' markets for more variety. You'll also be amazed how some fruits/veggies really do have wonderful rich flaver -- just not the stale hybridized commercially produced ones the big grocery stores often carry.
To add to your fruits/veggies, check out beans. There are probably about two dozen or so common beans. Try to get them fresh, or if not fresh frozen might be an option.
My new favorite good food is quinoa. It's complete in amino acids, so no meat is required, and most brands are organic. It also IMO has more flavor & texture than the common brands of rice.
Personally I think you should minimize or get rid of meats & most animal products if your goal is health. And if done right (minimal processed foods) your grocery bill will do gown without buying meat or cow milk.
Also check out the wide variety of nuts, seeds, granolas, dried fruits. It might be worth a trip to a health food type store. My local food co-op has a whole aisle of just bulk foods. I've also had a pleasant discovery of nut butter: someone served me fresh raw cashew butter, and it was just like a sour cream type spread! Check out all the wonderful things people are doing with nuts & coconuts these days.
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