I need fast & easy meal ideas (esp. breakfast & dinner) -- time is a luxury I don't have (taking 18 college credits, internship, PT job and I started a natural perfume business!). By the end of the day I am so exhausted that I'd rather not eat than go in the kitchen & try making somethin raw.
If you're dealing with exhaustion or fatigue, we'd like to direct you to a recent blog post discussing the subject. As for time being a luxury, we address that, as well, in the same post. You'll always hear the same thing from us about limited time in relation to your diet: Make the time! Your overall health is what's most important in life and it's imperative that you arrange your life so that you have plenty of time to not only prepare healthy meals, but to also eat them in peace without feeling rushed.
With that said, it's also important to realize that eating healthy doesn't need to take hours out of your life. There are plenty of raw food recipes that are not only quick and easy, but also packed with nutrition! We'll share, below, some links for some of our favorite recipes that are quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious! These recipes are located here on our blog.
- Smooth Love Smoothie
- Wendi's Mini Pizzas
- Refreshing Cauliflower Mint Salad
- Fruit Salad with Lemon Cream Sauce
- Orange Pudding
- Young Coconut Shake
- Egg-less Egg Salad
- The Blue Hawaii Smoothie
Smoothies are going to be your best friend if you don't like spending a lot of time preparing your meals. There's nothing wrong with consuming smoothies for both breakfast and dinner. They are easy to make and clean up afterward. Our bodies are designed to chew foods, however, so be sure to "chew" your smoothies and even possibly snack on some raw veggies between meals that require some chewing (like sticks of celery--which should never be considered a diet food, but rather a fun and crunchy snack that cleans our teeth, freshens our breath, and nourishes our bodies).
Here at Pure Jeevan, we many times consume smoothies for breakfast and dinner, with some more complex meals for lunchtime. Go ahead and experiment to see what feels good for your body and your personal preferences.
For even more raw food recipes, be sure to visit the incredible database of recipes waiting for you over on the All Raw Directory. It's a community-run site, which means you can add links, flag links that aren't appropriate or no longer work, and work together within the raw community to collect the greatest resource of not only raw food recipes, but everything related to raw foods!
We know many of you in the Pure Jeevan family have found quick and easy raw food recipes that you regularly consume. Please share those recipes now, below, in the comments for others to try! If you have links to share, please don't post them in the comments -- instead enter them into the All Raw Directory's recipe section so that even more people can find the link!