Raw Food for Cooked Food Cravings
No need to suffer from Cooked Food Cravings with these Recipes. After changing the diet to raw food , many people start to have a craving for cooked food after a while . This can be challenging and often causes to break the diet ,all good intentions are gone.
Nobody has to crave ,it is especially difficult for people in the transition from a cooked food to a raw food diet . But that need not to be so because there is a solution. . Many of this cooked foods can be beautifully replaced with special raw food recipes. See the recipes below and how cooked food can be replaced.
Many Raw Food Recipes need a Vitamix Blender to make life easier and one of the best food processors is the Vitamix 1709
JUNK FOOD/SWEETS CRAVINGS – RAW FOOD ALTERNATIVES
Applesauce– Cranberry orange apple sauce, Cake– No bake carrot cake, Sweet Potato Cake with Lemon Frosting, Red Velvet Cake Bites, Candy – Fresh dates, Chili Cheese Fries– Jicama chili cheeze friesChips – Kale chips, Zucchini chips, Chocolate Flavor – Carob powder, Cacao nibs, Cacao powder, Chocolate Mousse– Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Pudding– 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Bliss
He an Example : “Cacao & Kale”. Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Baby Kale (2 Cups), Banana (1 peeled)Almond Butter (1 TBSPN heaping), Cacao Powder (1 TBSPN), Cacao Nibs (1 TBSPN), Coconut Water (3-4 cups), Cinnamon (1/2 tspn)
Throw it in the Vitamix, blend til smooth and enjoy! It was so delicious.
Egg Nog– Egg-Less Nog , Latte- Raw vegan pumpkin latte, Lemonade– Mint Lemonade Whip
CONDIMENTS – RAW VERSIONS
Mayonnaise- Cashew Mayo, Mustard- Homemade Spicy Mustard, Salt– Dulse flakes, dried celery flakes, or very sparingly pink Himalayan or Celtic Sea salt, Vinegar – Lemon
BREAKFAST-RAW VERSIONS for this
Breakfast Bars– Spiced Carrot Breakfast Bars
Cereal – Fruit Loops, Anti-inflammatory Cherry Smoothie Bowl, Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl, Hearty Fruit & Nut Bowl
Milk– Nut milks, banana milk, or coconut milk
Energy Bar– No Bake Energy Bites
Oatmeal– Apple cinnamon “oatmeal”, Chai Spiced Chia Pudding, Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding, Heart Healthy Chia Porridge
Heart Healthy Chia Porridge
Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds do not need to be ground get their nutrient or egg-replacement benefits.
– Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains.
Recipe: 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 banana, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, (Optional for more sweetness) 1 medjool date, pitted, Raspberries, pomegranate seeds, sliced kiwi for topping
1) Pour chia seeds into a jar with the coconut milk and stir immediately to avoid clumping. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes or until it turns into a gel looking like this:
2) Blend the chia gel with the banana and cinnamon until smooth.
3) Pour into a bowl and top with berries, pomegranate seeds and kiwi.
Get yourself a Vitamix Blender to make life easier,
one of the best food processors is the Vitamix 1709
source : justglowwithhealth.com
POPULAR MEALS-RAW FOOD ALTERNATIVES
Macaroni & Cheese- Mac & Cheese, Pasta – Zucchini/squash noodles spiralized or kelp noodles, Pasta Alfredo-Pasta Alfredo
You can eat this alfredo pasta by itself but to really make it super filling and nutritious in I like to put it on a bed of spinach or even mixed greens. I like to add greens in when I can, after all it is a great source of high quality protein on the raw food diet, not to mention essential minerals like calcium.
The base for most raw alfredo sauce is nuts. I wanted to keep this a lower fat recipe so I used half nuts and half zucchini. Zucchini adds a nice creamy texture, has a subtle flavor and keeps it much lower in fat. If you prefer you can omit the nuts altogether and just replace it with more zucchini.
Serves 2 large, or 3 smaller plates.
Recipe: For the pasta:
3-4 medium zucchini or summer squash, peeled and spliralized (if you don’t have a spiralizer you can use a veggie peeler, a Julienne peeler, or a mandolin). Place the noodles in a large bowl.
For the Alfredo sauce: 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup zucchini, peeled and chopped in small chunks, 1 clove garlic, 1 Tbsp Thyme, 1 Tbsp lemon, (optional) 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, 1/4 cup water, add more or less depending on the desired consistency
Blend all the above ingredients, except for water, in a blender. Slowly add in the water until it is desired consistency. Pour over noodles thoroughly mixing in. Top with marinated mushrooms.
For the marinated mushrooms: 1/2 cup Cremini mushrooms, sliced, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp Olive oil, Garlic powder, sprinkle to taste
Slice the mushrooms and marinate in a small bowl with lemon juice, olive oil and garlic powder. Marinate for at least 20 minutes. Use as garnish with some basil for the pasta.
Mangia and enjoy!
Pesto– Arugula walnut pesto
Salad-Asian Chop Salad with Almond Butter Garlic Dressing, Shredded Rainbow Salad, Persimmon Pom Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing, Arugula Peach Avocado Salad, Orange Mint Fennel Salad,Fennel Apple Pecan Nourish Bowl, NOT Tuna Salad, Zesty Cranberry Broccoli Salad, Winter Chopped Salad
Sandwich wraps – Sweet ‘N Savory Lettuce Wraps, Rainbow Veggie Wraps, Zesty Tropical Mango Lettuce Wraps
Soup (Chilled)- Spicy Chili Mango Soup, Cucumber Gazpacho
Veggie dips – Raw hummus, Sweet ‘n Tangy Mango Sauce, Cheezy Chipotle Dip
Hope this is helpful. Wishing you the best on your raw food journey!
Many of this recipes need a Vitamix Blender ,one of the best food processors is the Vitamix 1709
Find all the recipes here Raw Food Replacements For Cooked Food Cravings
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