What to Eat
Going into the produce section of the grocery store can sometimes give you the “deer in the headlights” type of look. I’m here to give you ideas, tips and tricks on how to get past that roadblock and start you eating better.
Lets get started, shall we.
Here is a list of raw foods to help get you started. To get a printable PDF version of this list, CLICK HERE. Some of the harder to find foods have links attached to them so you can save yourself some time and order them online.
If you want to know more in-depth information on these and lots more foods, visit our RAW DICTIONARY page.
There are over 2000 varieties of fruit in the world. The western world only uses about 10% of them. This can be mind boggling to start with, so we will keep with the most standard stuff to start. Just keep in mind that there is a lot more out there.
|Banana||Jackfruit||Plum/Prune (dried plum)|
|Blueberry||Kumquat||Western Raspberry (blackcap)|
There are about as many different varieties of vegetables as there are fruit too!
Nuts are a great source of protein and are very hearty, giving you that fuller feeling you are used to with cooked foods. Make sure to always soak your nuts first before you eat them. This release their enzyme inhibitors and makes them more easily digestible. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to soak them and for how long.
Seeds are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Soaked and sprouted is the best way to consume seeds since it releases the enzyme inhibitors bringing them to life which increases their nutritional value and makes the nutrients more absorbable.
|Pumpkin/Squash a/k/a Pepita Seeds|
The idea of sprouting your own seeds can be intimidating. Don’t let it bother you though. It’s a lot easier than it sounds. Sprouting seeds releases the live enzymes and when you have a small sprout it has all of the living energy concentrated in one small little sprig. Visit the HOW TO SPROUT page for step by step instructions on how to sprout.
|Easy for Beginners: .||Grains:||Other Seeds: .||Legumes:|
|Wheat .||Amaranth||Almonds .||Garbano Beans|
|Mung Beans||Millet||Flax||Brown, Green & Red Lentils .|
|Wheat (including Kamut & Spelt) .||Clover||Moth Beans|
DO NOT SPROUT AND EAT RAW:
These beans have serious toxicity/allergy/digestibility issues when raw. Not to mention they taste horrible. These need to be cooked to be digestible and so I would just leave these alone if I were you.
Your mama always told you to eat your greens, however most people still have that rebellious little kid inside of us screaming not to. It’s time to show that kid that greens aren’t for garnishes anymore and can actually taste good.
|Chard||Cauliflower Leaves||Miner’s Lettuce|
|Romaine Lettuce||Broccoli Leaves||Fennel|
|Green Leaf Lettuce||Brussels Sprouts||Mallow|
|Red Leaf Lettuce||Turnip||Watercress|
|Mustard Greens||Bok Choi||Parsnip|
|Collard Greens||Chinese Savory||Radish|
|Beet Greens||Lamb’s Quarter||Clover|
|Mixed Spring Lettuces .||Dandelion Greens .|
Not ready to go all raw yet? That’s okay. Visit the Whole Foods page to get you started just eating and feeling better. It’s still high raw, just maybe a bit more familiar.