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Healthy Meals Made With Raw Foods

Updated on October 17, 2012

Eat What Is In Season

This might be my imagination but I truly believe that certain plant foods grow and ripen during the seasons when we should be eating them. I also believe that foods that keep good through the long winter months like potatoes and cabbage and carrots are what we should be eating during the winter. Fruits like apples can be kept for long periods of time if they are stored in a cool dark place. Other fruits and berries can go in the freezer for keeping.The winter should also include nut meats and grains. That being said I will make my suggestion for a healthy diet of raw food.

Easy Breakfast, Lunch or Snack Food

  • an apple, orange, or pear
  • a handful of pecans, almonds or peanuts
  • a boiled egg
  • a slice of cheese

Now the request specified meals made with raw food so the above is raw but, the food could also be raw and prepared healthy but cooked.

Try This Quick Fix

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 green or red pepper chopped
  • 1/4 head cabbage shredded fine
  • 2 Tbls. olive oil

Start with a large skillet add olive oil, heat on a medium fire. Add cabbage and about 3 Tbls. water to steam. Cover and cook,(stir occasionally so it does not stick and cooks evenly) until about half way tender. Add the chopped pepper and onion. You might need to add a couple more tablespoons of water and cover again. Cook until tender.Salt and pepper to taste or try one of the Mrs. Dash herb mixes. You will have to stir the mixture as you are cooking.

When the vegetables are cooked to your liking stir in the 2 eggs and continue to mix until the eggs are done. Serve this on grilled corn tortillas cooked soft. You can use flour tortillas but I do not find them to be healthy. You can also serve on a heavy mixed grain toast. I like the corn tortillas the best.

Tools In The Kitchen for Healthy Menues

This long armed blender makes perfect smoothies and soups
This long armed blender makes perfect smoothies and soups

Eat Your Greens

Raw or cooked we should eat lots of green food. This can be as simple as a tossed salad or a mix for coleslaw. Try a salad made with apples and raisins with a honey and vinegar splash for zest. Eating raw and healthy is more of a habit that you just have to practice. Try cutting up a variety of fruits and veggies and putting them on a platter. Get a variety of dipping sauces but try to stay away from fat and sugar. Use peanut butter and honey but do not use an excess amount. Use red wine vinegar,lemon or lime juice. Just try things and see what you find goes good together. EXPERIMENT>>>>IT IS FUN!

A Smoothy Meal

Quick and healthy is the way I like to eat. Here are a few things I will do for a great lunch, and it makes me feel so good.

  • One apple
  • one bannana
  • a handful of any kind of berries
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbl. honey

Core the apple and cut it up. Peel the banana and cut it up. Put it all in a large plastic tumbler. Add milk, yogurt and berries. Blend it with a long armed blender like the one in this photo. Add the honey and blend it a little more. So good and so good for you. This recipe can be altered in so many ways. You can use low fat ice cream instead of milk. I use orange juice instead of milk and have this for breakfast too. I always try to use three kinds of fruit. You can use a few ice-cubes and skip the milk or ice cream. Use your favorites. Banana and strawberry is real good. Try melon in the summer. YUM!

Want to go for Veggies?

I like to quick cook a few vegetables in the microwave and make a vegetable smoothie for a hot lunch.

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small potato peeled
  • 1/2 small onion chopped in quarters
  • 1/2 cup water
  • season to taste

In a small micro wave safe bowl add the vegetables cut into chunks. Add water and seasoning. Cover tightly and cook for 3 mins. on high in the micro wave. Carefully uncover, do not get burned by the release of steam. Put this mixture into a plastic tumbler and mix to liquefy. You can add a little more water or a small amount of milk to the mix if you want it to be thinner in consistancy. Reheat in the microwave if needed. Hot Soup in a few minutes. Use any kind of vegetables you like. I eat something like this almost everyday. It is relativly inexpensive and very healthy.

Would you rather have it cold?

Try using:

  • Cherry tomatos
  • A green onion
  • A carrot
  • 1/2 lemon or lime squeezed
  • season to taste

Blend to liquefy and chill 30 minutes before serving or add a couple ice-cubes and enjoy!

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      Cup of Joe 

      10 years ago

      Thanks! Perfect will summer on the way I need to eat healthy!

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      10 years ago from NW Indiana

      I clipped some chives last evening, to go on top of potato dish and they were so good. That was our first from the garden this year. We had light rain for about 24 hours so the chives were all plumped up and so tasty. I know that rain will make the spuds take off. They say 62 and sunny for today. I too can hardly wait for all the raw food, fresh from the garden.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Yum hub! Once the garden starts producing most everything I eat is raw.

      Great hub regards Zsuzsy

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