Saturday, February 27, 2010

30 Day Raw Food Challenge

I'm not sure where I picked up that 30 days was a normal time to try raw food eating - but it has led to my current plan.

My first thought was that this would be easy. Fresh fruits and veggies - no real cooking involved. May even be a time saver.

Nope. What was I thinking? I must have been crazy.

Raw food basically means nothing you eat is cooked. Nothing boiled, nothing sauteed, nothing heated over about 110 degrees from what I have read. (I'm certainly no expert so don't take my word on everything here) To limit temptation in my home, my plan was to switch everyone in the home mainly to raw foods for the next month - with myself following a 98% raw food plan, and husband and children following it about 85% of the time.

Have you ever tried to make a meal out of all raw foods? Just think. What would you make? Post your comments I would love to hear them.

Today was day 1. I'm not sure what I was thinking. This has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever done. I had no idea what to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I bought a lot of fruit and veggies - but I wasn't too sure how to combine them raw to make a meal. Yes, I know how to make a salad, but I couldn't possibly feed myself or everyone else salad 3 times a day for the next month.

To top it off my food processor broke a couple weeks ago, and I don't have a blender. Thank goodness for my new hand blender which is helping me get through this time until I get a new bowl for the food processor. But today, every recipe I found that I wanted to try needed either one of these appliances or included ingredients I didn't have or had never heard of.

As supportive as Tom's been - I'm also thinking he is going to decide I'm not feeding him if I hand him a green smoothie for lunch or dinner.

I struggled today...With caffeine withdraw and a headache. With general tiredness. With recipes. With how in the world to make a meals for my family and work until 7pm or later each night over the next 2 months. With how to feed the family raw on a monthly budet of $350 for food. Is any of it possible??

The only thing that gives me much hope is that I am now finally sitting here with a small glass of wonderful delicious coconut milk and a small date/nut bar. Finally...delicious and creamy. It makes me think maybe I won't be giving up all the foods I love after all.


Kelly said...

AMAZING You are! I'll try to see if I can come up with anything. I'll check back and see how it goes. You can always try that celery juice we had - that was downright ... delicious??? I'm sure Thomas wouldn't mind it. I drank it - more then once.

Hua said...

Hey Sherri,

The raw food challenge sounds really difficult. Good luck with it, and continue to let us know how it goes for you!

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