The following is a guest post by Katrina Robinson, a guest writer who writes for Oxy-Powder.
Over the past decade or so, a lot of attention has been paid to natural healing and alternative diets. One of the most controversial and misunderstood diets is the raw food diet. The basis of the raw food diet is to consume only unprocessed and uncooked plant foods.
One of the most difficult things about committing to a raw food diet is the actual transition. I have gathered together a list of foods which fit into the raw diet that can be substituted for many of the unhealthy foods eaten during a traditional, non-raw diet.
Instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, sweeten your foods with stevia, xylitol, vanilla, or cinnamon. Replace table salt with organic seaweed, celery, Himalayan crystal or phytoplankton salt. White flour should be substituted with almond flour or sprouted grains. Dehydrated flax crackers, lettuce wraps, and essence bread are all better than eating bread you purchased at a supermarket.
Now onto the food that sometimes makes up your entire meal. Instead of pasta, give raw spaghetti made from squash a try. Instead of meat such as ham, salami, turkey, etc., check out vegan nut pâtés and “meat” balls made with seeds and nuts. The only fish that’s recommended in a raw fish diet is wild Alaskan fish and cold smoked wild Alaskan salmon. Go Alaska!
Let’s talk about that group of food that I would miss ever-so-much during a raw food diet: dairy. Replace eggs with flax seed or fiber; substitute seed or nut cheese for cheese from a cow; and try raw almond milk instead of milk from a cow.
While many of these alternate foods may at first seem like an extreme change, give them a try. When they’re prepared correctly and with other delicious foods, all of the raw food diet-approved foods above are delicious!
Following are a few recipes for you to use to get starting on your raw food diet!
If you miss eating coleslaw, try this awesome celery slaw.
1 large bunch of celery
2 red bell peppers
4 oz fresh walnuts
First, grate the celery and peppers. Then blend the tomatoes and walnuts and use this to dress your celery/pepper slaw. Now enjoy!
Corn Chips Alternative
Want to eat some chips and dip? Give these zucchini chips a try.
Slice your zucchini into ¼ slices.
Then dry these “chips” in a food dehydrator at 105 degrees.
Now either enjoy the chips plan or add your favorite guacamole for a great snack.