Your whole food, plant-based life.

Raw Food and Cravings

I love eating a raw food diet. I especially love eating a raw food diet in the summer. Many of you know that I frequent our farmer’s markets. Not only do I get great prices on produce, but I get fresh, just picked veggies and fruit. I also get to support local growers and see produce that I normally don’t have access to year round.



Right now, lettuce is beautiful and plentiful. I have been buying a lot of romaine and eating a lot of salads, not to mention putting it in green drinks. I have to tell you, I have never been a big salad eater. I love my raw food diet but salads can seem like a lot of work, not only to prepare but to eat. With all of these beautiful greens around, I couldn’t resist and¬† have been making quite a few.

Here’s where it get’s interesting. As I eat more salads, I find that my cravings (normally for potato chips) have shifted. Now I am craving salads! It is quite amazing how you can retrain your taste-buds. As you eat healthier, your cravings for not-so-healthy food will eventually be replaced by cravings for healthy food!

I love mixing fruit with my greens. Don’t worry food combiners, greens are different than veggies. They are considered a leaf and closer to fruit than vegetables. Still, listen to your body as we are all different.

This is my current favorite salad. Strawberry mango with jicama, and avocado, over romaine topped with a beautiful little blueberry vinaigrette and pumpkin seeds for that extra little boost. This is a hearty salad that works great for any meal.


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  1. Sheena wrote on June 5, 2013

    Hi Susan!!
    I just made this recipe tonight for our lunch tomorrow! However, I noticed that my dressing came out thicker than what it looks like in the picture!! Help! I followed the exact recipe! :((((

  2. Anna wrote on May 3, 2012

    I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing! The vinaigrette was probably my favorite one ever! I’m going to be posting about it on my blog next week, with links to your site.

    Thank you!



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