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Raw Food Menu Planners Help

Today’s Health Tip is:

“Plan Your Meals in Advance”

Like in everything, planning saves you time and effort. With food, it’s especially important. If you don’t plan your meals in advance, you’ll just end up eating whatever is available in the fridge, or eat food on the go.

But if your fridge is filled with good fruits and vegetables and you actually know what to do with them, you’re on your way to success.

Here’s what I do: on Sunday, I look at some recipes I’d like to prepare during the following week and I make an outline for my breakfast, lunch and dinners for the week.

It doesn’t have to be 100% detailed, but you need a general idea. What are you going to eat on a daily basis?

If you want to eat a green smoothie every morning, what types of fruits and vegetables will you need to buy?

If you want to eat more salads, how could you prepare a big one that would last you 4-5 days, in a big plastic container?

By planning your meals in advance, you don’t fall prey to uncertainty and junk food. You know what to purchase and in what quantities.

If you’d like a complete raw food menu planner, it’s one of the things I make available as part of my Raw Health Inner Circle. You could do it yourself, but the planner takes the guesswork out. Each planner outlines 4 weeks of menus for the month, using seasonal ingredients and a clear shopping list.

We’ve just uploaded the December raw food menu planner. To get it, just click here.

Also related to this tip: make sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables at all time.

Whenever I run out of bananas, I know I’m in trouble!

This tip is simple, but it surprises me how few people apply it.

Plan your meals in advance, and keep your fridge stocked with fruits and vegetables.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.


Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.