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Raw Food: What Can I Eat?

Raw Food: CarrotsOne of the best things about writing a blog on raw food is getting comments and emails. It helps me to realize that when I send my raw food recipes and posts off into the blogosphere, YOU are out there reading and benefiting from them! So, comment and email away!

A lot of the questions that I get asked by email revolve around what you “can” and “can’t” eat. The first thing I want to say is that you can eat anything you want. I am not here to tell you what to do. I am here to provide you with healthy, nutrient dense options that are fun to eat! What you choose to eat is what is important. It’s all about being present and being empowered. If you are present, you will make better choices. Making better choices empowers you! When you are empowered, you make better choices and are more present! See how that works?

That being said, you want to make sure you are getting a balanced diet. If you have been here for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of green drinks and start almost every morning with them. I am assured that I get a big serving of greens, a healthy dose of fruit (you can combine greens and fruit) and what ever else I decide to throw in, be it a handful of nuts, chia, etc. It is a great way to start the day. I use organic greens in these.

Raw Food Recipes: Tomato SoupAs the rest of the day unfolds, I just pay attention to balancing what I am eating. Mostly I listen to my body. If I need something a little more filling, I will grab a piece of flat bread and top it with avocado, greens and tomato. Salads can be very filling, especially if topped with sprouted lentils, etc. As the weather gets colder, I am experimenting with warm soups, and heartier dishes like the potato pancakes. The zucchini wraps can be very versatile and used with a number of fillings. I often use tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and avocado. There are so many to choose from!

If I need a snack, one of Raw Food Recipes: Vegan Cheesemy favorites is the raw, vegan cashew cheese combined with a flat bread. Be aware that there is more fat in this because of the cashews so it will be higher in calories than an apple. Use common sense, be aware.

The same thing can be said for desserts. I have a sweet tooth and enjoy eating raw desserts. I do not eat them every day, and when I do eat them, I don’t sit down and eat a whole pie. Just because it is made from healthy ingredients, doesn’t mean it should be a substitute for your veggies!

I love your questions and comments so please keep them coming. I will keep the recipes and information flowing! One last note: I recently wrote for a local Minneapolis Food Blog, Simple, Good and Tasty. This blog focuses on local, sustainable and organic. You can see the article by clicking on this link: Simple Good and Tasty.

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  1. Lana wrote on October 20, 2011

    Great post! Very inspiring.
    I would appreciate it if you posted more recipes that include broccoli. Broccoli is so nutritious, but I have yet to find a recipe that I enjoy. I tried eating it as it is and I’ve mixed it into my smoothies, but it just doesn’t taste good to me. I like it cooked or steamed, but not raw. Your parsnip, mushroom, broccoli salad looks very good though! Going to whip up some of that sometime soon. But more broccoli recipes would make me happy! 🙂

    • Susan wrote on October 20, 2011

      Lana. You can do a search on the site for Broccoli. There are quite a few recipes that will come up.

  2. Sandrine wrote on July 1, 2010

    Hey Susan !
    I’ve just discovered your blog and read a great part of it. And I love it ! Thank your for sharing so simple and delicous recipes, easy and non judgmental tips, and great pictures !
    So I have included your blog in my blogroll in order to keep in touch with it :).

  3. Sarah wrote on April 27, 2010

    I love your website! I’m so excited to try these amazing recipes :). Do you use maca? If so does it cause you any stomach upset?

    • Susan wrote on April 27, 2010

      Sarah: I do put Maca in my green drinks. I haven’t noticed any problems, personally.


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