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Raw Food Diet: What's for Dinner?

During my week on the raw food diet, I really enjoyed my smoothies for breakfast as well as my salads for lunch. The same thing can't be said for my dinners. At dinner, I'm used to eating a large, warm meal. I live in Minnesota. It's freezing outside, and our 'comfort foods' are all warm. During raw food week, nothing was warm.

The first dinner of the week was Zucchini Noodles with Pesto. We made a typical pesto sauce with basil, organic olive oil and pine nuts. Zucchini noodles are made by using the mandolin slicer to cut the zucchini into spaghetti sized strands.

Once the zucchini's were cut, they were tossed in the pesto and topped with some avocados and tomatoes. It was a pretty good meal and we were all pleasantly surprised.

raw broccoli stir fryIt was only as the week wore on that we all began to crave some warm food. Here is a list of the other meals I ate.
  • Broccoli Non-Stir Fry (pictured)
  • Spaghetti with Sausage (zucchini noodles, tomato sauce, and "sausage" made from blended mushrooms, chia seeds, carrots and spices which was then dehydrated)
  • Raw Gazpacho
  • Lettuce wraps stuffed with guacamole and red peppers
  • More Salads

One thing I can say about the raw food diet is that there are no shortcomings on the number of tasty dessert recipes that are out there. We made a brownie recipe that was only four ingredients. Cocoa powder, agave, cashews and coconut oil. They were delicious and healthy. The only bad news was, we ate them so quick that we forgot to take a picture.

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