This is the big question. If you’re going high-raw, mostly-vegan, gluten-free and organic, what can you eat?
The short answer is leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices. But there are many other ingredients which are in there too, such as cold-pressed oils, raw cacao powder, sprouts, nori and so on. The combinations of ingredients are virtually endless.
Standard meals are likely going to include:
- Oat cakes (are oats classified as “raw”? I need to look into that…)
- Green smoothies
- Fruits and veggies
- Nuts and nut butter
- Vegetable chips (dehydrated!)
I expect that I’ll be eating higher amounts of nuts and chocolate or dessert type things in the beginning, which I am hoping to phase out as the weeks continue. I’ve also stocked up on a few pre-packaged raw foods, from kale chips to spirulina “super chips” to a couple raw food bars. By no means do I want to make them a mainstay of my diet, but I feel that it’s a good idea to have a few of these in my kitchen to deal with any cravings or hunger that may come up. I’m prepared
Mimi requested that I give you all an idea of a “day in the life of Sagan” in terms of my raw vegan eating habits, so I figured I’d do one better and do a whole week of documenting my food for you! Since I always schedule my blog posts to publish early in the morning, every day I’ll write a blog post of what I ate the day before.
If you’re interested in continuing to see how my raw vegan adventure goes beyond this week in terms of what I eat on a daily basis, please visit my food diary blog, Health Writer Eats! I always appreciate any recipe ideas or encouragement to stay on the healthy track over there
Keep in mind that when I’m with others – such as the boyfriend – I’m willing to eat non-raw and non-vegan. I am a firm believer that by doing this I’ll be better equipped to really enjoy the raw vegan adventure and be able to carry it out without feeling deprived or without binging etc.
Beginning with yesterday, Sunday, this is what I ate:
9:15am Cafe Breakfast at Stella’s Cafe with the boyfriend: 1 slice dry multigrain toast, 2 free-range soft-poached eggs, hashbrowns with ketchup, and ham. All of this food was local and I believe it was mostly organic, too. None of it was raw, obviously.
1:15pm 40 grams sugar snap peas. These are great for munching on!
2:30pm The rest of the pear and 1/2 banana dipped in homemade chocolate sauce (a combo of organic local maple syrup and cocoa powder). Super yummy!
3pm 0.25 oz Go Raw Spirulina Super Chips, 5 grapes and 30 grams sugar snap peas. The spirulina chips are made of sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic banana, organic unsulphured coconut, organic dates, and organic spirulina.
My total calories for the day were between 1,700 and 1,800. It was a little bit too much – I probably could have done easily with just one or two lettuce wraps. But it was all very tasty! What delicious foods did you eat yesterday?