Raw Food for Beginners: Easy-to-Follow Tips to Make Delicious Raw Dishes
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Has the raw food hype piqued your curiosity? Interested in incorporating raw food recipes into your meals? If so, while we know that consuming more raw foods daily can potentially improve our health, it may be difficult to come up with an exciting variety of raw dishes beyond salads.
The great news that I am here to lend a helping hand. On this post, I’m sharing a couple of my easy-to-follow tips that will enable you to maintain a raw food diet that will also keep your taste buds (and tummy) satisfied:
Learn to Love Your Food Dehydrator
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If you haven’t already done so, start making the most out of your food dehydrator. This is because when you have a good supply of dehydrated and soaked nuts, vegetable chips, crackers, cookies, and other dehydrated things on hand, it becomes much easier for you to prepare various delicious raw meals. Not only can you create raw meals using these ingredients, you can also enjoy them on its own as healthy alternatives to junk food.
Keep it Simple
Live, organic plant foods are packed with valuable nutrients and contain all their own enzymes to break themselves down, providing more energy with less digestive effort. So, even though they may not be perceived as a full meal to some, having fruits and veggies as is (bananas, cucumber, bell peppers, etc), as long as they are consumed in large enough quantities will not only keep you full, you’ll also be able to reap all the nutrients it offers.
That said, combining several fruits and veggies to create a more creative yet delicious uncooked dishes such as wraps, slaws, and guacamole, is a great way to add excitement to your daily dietary menu.
Last but not least, you also have the option of blending raw ingredients to make various healthy smoothies. Simply blend some water, fruits, and greens vegetables and you’ve got a fresh and nutrient-packed meal to go!
Explore New Flavors
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When you’re at the transition stage into the raw food diet, it can be tempting to stick to the same foods or dishes because they are safe and ‘comfortable’. But, if you want to ensure that you’ll stick with raw cuisine in the long run, I highly suggest that you step out of your comfort zone and try new flavors.
Start by spending some time recreating your favorite cooked dishes strictly with raw food ingredients. It may be challenging at first but it can definitely be done. If you need some inspiration, Rawamazing.com has truly mouthwatering whole-food and complete raw dishes such as their spaghetti and meatballs that will make you a believer.
Alternatively, if you are residing in the US, you can also seek some assistance from professionals such as those working in food catering services in Derry, to learn how to prepare more scrumptious raw dishes.
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