What comes to mind when you hear the word “raw” food. My first visualization was raw sushi (my son loves and I’m trying to like)!
YourDictionary.com defines raw foodist as: one who eats a diet made up primarily or wholly of uncooked vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts.
You don’t need to switch 100% to eating raw foods. Start off slowly adding a few to your diet and begin reaping healthy benefits of more energy and natural healing.
Dr Oz says, “Fundamentally, what you want is a diet that consists of whole foods, or foods that come out of the ground looking the way they look when you eat them. They are found in the outside aisles of the supermarket, and you get the fiber along with the juice. ”
Want to save money while grocery shopping? I’ll share more about that too!
Eat Healthy Shopping List
To get started on a healthier you, here’s a list of my favorite raw foods!
Vegetables – spinach, leafy greens, kale, cilantro, parsley, zucchini, red bell peppers, broccoli, sweet potato, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, celery, yellow onion and beets.
Fruits – apples, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, avocados, oranges, lemons, red grapes, pineapple, raspberries, honeydew melon and mangoes.
Nuts and Seeds – almonds, cashews, flax seed, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raw almond butter, and nut “milks”.
Beans and Grains – chickpeas, garbanzo beans, lentils, quinoa, oats and buckwheat.
Spices and Oils – cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, raw virgin coconut oil, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
What other raw foods would you add to this list? I’d love to hear from you!
Is time and money stopping you from eating healthier?
I want to introduce you to my friend Maureen, a local Kansas City business owner who can help! Check out her 10-Point Grocery Saving program and learn more about saving money.
Maureen Welsh, founder of My Strategic Shopping, has provided local families a unique and easy way to save time and money on groceries through her custom price match grocery lists, money saving blogs, and 10-point tutorial program for over two years. A local grocery saving expert, Maureen has appeared on KSHB 41 Action News, KC Live, Fox 4 Morning News, The Radio Dish, The Perk, Fox 4 KC Forum and is a regular contributor to KCTV 5 Better Kansas City. She has published grocery saving articles in Kansas City’s Lifestyle Magazine and teaches her grocery saving program at Blue Valley Recreation.
The My Strategic Shopping price match program helps local families save time and money on their groceries with its customizable, mobile price match grocery list. Since the mobile website launched in January of 2014, members have saved over $64,000 on their groceries. The first four weeks membership is free after that it is only $1.25 per week.
Cheers to Healthy Life!
Photo credit: Photodune and Maureen Welsh