from Raw Foods for Busy People, 2nd edition
by Jordan Maerin
A DAILY MENU
For those of you who aren’t sure what a daily raw menu would look like, here’s a sample, with plenty of options:
Fresh grapefruit or other fresh fruit, OR
A fruit smoothie or pudding, OR
Hot tea with a Sweet Seed Bar or Nut Butter Cookie
Small green salad, or coleslaw, WITH
Marinated Vegetables or Waldorf Salad, OR
Pâté or Guacamole with Flax Crackers, OR
Soup or Rellenos or other raw entrée
Fresh vegetable juice, or Jordan’s Power Shake
A large green salad, packed with garnishes, olives, avocadoes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.
A shake, smoothie or fresh fruit, OR
A dessert, energy bar, or cookie
Since our digestive systems are strongest at mid-day, I enjoy my more elaborate recipes then. If your schedule doesn’t allow for it, or if you enjoy more creative meals in the evenings, you’ll probably want to swap my Lunch suggestions with my Dinner suggestions.
A BUSY WEEK
Here’s an example of how a busy person can organize a workweek to support a raw diet:
Make prepared-ahead foods, like a salad dressing and garnish, a pate, a ready-to-use marinade, Ice Dream, a fruit dip, etc.
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY:
Rely on prepared-ahead food items.
THURSDAY – FRIDAY:
Rely on grab-and-go food items, like fresh fruit, oil and vinegar for your salads, Guacamole, smoothies and quick soups.
Take some time to prepare and enjoy gourmet recipes, like Rellenos, Cottage Pie, Nori Rolls, Refried Almonds, etc.
ONE SUNDAY PER MONTH:
Stack your dehydrator with foods you can enjoy all month.
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