Raw Food Menu Suggestion
Filed under Getting Started on Raw by Frederic Patenaude
Want to try raw foods? It’s not always obvious what to eat on a daily basis to make this diet work. So, what should you eat in a typical day?
What are your goals
The first question you should ask yourself is: what are your goals?
If, for example, your goal is weight loss, then you don’t have to be so concerned with eating a sufficient amount of calories. In that case, a plan that features more salads and vegetables (by skipping of course the fatty dressings), will help you reach your goal faster.
If you don’t have any weight to lose, and you just want to improve your health, then you want a healthy program that gives you enough calories and energy so you’re not hungry all the time.
And finally, if you just want to increase the quantity of raw food in your diet, you may want to replace one or two meals a day with a raw food meal, and those meals should provide you with enough calories so you’re not hungry for several hours.
Here are a few basic menu suggestions I propose:
Weight Loss Raw Food Program
Breakfast: Fruit smoothie, fruit meal or green smoothie
Lunch: Fruit and salad
Dinner: Salad, vegetables, low fat dressings, and a very small amount of nuts and seeds
Sustenance 100% Raw Food Program
Breakfast: fruit meal and green smoothie
Lunch: Huge fruit meal based on sweet fruits (bananas) and some greens
Dinner: Salads, vegetable entrees and nuts and seeds or avocado
High Raw Food Program
Breakfast: Raw smoothie or green smoothie
Lunch: fruit meal with greens, or cooked carbohydrate with vegetables
Dinner: Salad with cooked meal