Raw Food At It’s Easiest!

by Sasha on May 25, 2011

Raw food can be a lot of things. It can be complex, detailed, tasty and delicious. It can also be easy. Easy works for me this week, as many of you busy moms know, time is limited some days. Other days I have lots of time to play and experiment in the kitchen and make detailed creations. Don’t get me wrong, I love those days and I have quite a few of them. However there are days well…. you know? Days were the clock goes faster than you thought possible.

But please don’t grab for the undesirables on these days. You can actually still eat really well on these hectic days. They may just be in the form of a blended juice or a quick salads like this one.

I have been making a ton of salads and veggie plates this week because I have been multi tasking a little more than I normally do. Who would have thought that was possible. Anyways, I have been so inspired and in love with making “crazy salads” this week. They have been filling, messy and quick, but oh so yummy.

As long as you have a plentiful supply of vegetables and some staples on hand, you can make a super charged salad in a few minutes. Here are a couple of mine from the weekend. Be warned I am on a zucchini kick this week.

Veggie Plate # 1:

Chopped Spinach
Sliced Beets
Sauerkraut (Bubbies)
Sliced Zucchini
Chopped Tomatoes
Sprinkle of Kelp Powder
Sprinkle with a little Sea Salt or Himalayan salt

Process the beets and zucchini in a food processor. Do a large quantity so you will have lots for the week. Decorate you plate to make it visually appealing. Add bunches of veggies. You can use carrots, parsnip, broccoli or kale. I don’t put any dressing on my salads lately. However you could always mix a little oil, apple cider vinegar, sweetener and spices for your own creation.

Salad Plate # 2 Or Nacho Plate:

Sliced Zucchini
Guacamole (avocado, lime and sea salt)
Sunflower Seed Cheese (sunflower seeds,lemon juice, tamari, garlic)
Sliced Red Pepper
Cilantro (chopped and sprinkled on top)
Nutritional Yeast

I used this plate while I was watching one of my season finale’s last week. (Sorry just could not give up my shows). I added some salsa and it was so yummy and actually very filling. Love guilt free eating. The sky is the limit with what you want to add to this plate.

Then of course who could forget the green juice. This little glass of green liquid can help give you a good energy punch. This is always a staple in my home. I added arugula to my regular mixture of kale, lemon and apples. Not bad at all. Arugula is a good source of sulfur, so it is great for your skin, hair and nails. A powerhouse veggie that you will want to pick up or even start to grown.

What are your favourite salads? Do you have any ingredients that you always turn to when you are pressed for time? Love to hear from you.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Stefanie May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yum! All of your veggie plates look so fresh and delicious! πŸ™‚

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Be_Radiant May 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

All of them look fantastic! Such a nice post, the pics are so refreshing to look at!

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Sasha May 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for your comments. It was great to be able to make quick easy veggie plates this week.

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Sasha May 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Be_Radiant,

Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the photo's and the look of the salads. To be honest I am still learning to use my new camera and trying out how to take the best pictures of food.

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rawkinmom May 27, 2011 at 3:17 am

Fresh and yummy!!! Love it!!

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Sasha May 27, 2011 at 4:35 am

Thanks Rawkinmom! Thanks for checking in on me last post:)

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Lisa May 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I am so with you on this! Some days I can take the time and effort to do fancy raw stuff, and other times I need something quick!

The quick stuff is just as yummy too πŸ™‚

My fave green juice is similar to yours, although I've never added arugula. My fave salad depends on my mood—I really love chopped salads though, and Mac Nut oil is so awesome!

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Sasha May 29, 2011 at 2:03 am

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for your comments. Glad to hear that you like both the fancy raw dishes and also the fast raw meals. I have heard lots of Mac nut oil, however I have not tried it yet. I do use Macadamia nuts every once and while. I bet the oil is just as yummy.

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Rawkinmom May 31, 2011 at 3:43 am

such yummy plates of food!!! I love how you arranged it!!! πŸ™‚

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Rawkinmom May 31, 2011 at 3:44 am

just had to tell you twice how much I love it!! πŸ™‚

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Sasha May 31, 2011 at 4:40 am

Hi Rawkinmom,

Thanks for the double comments:) I am glad you liked it. Even though it is veggie plates, I had so much fun trying to make different plates each time. My family members really were interested in these plates and loved them. Don't you just love eating healthy!!

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Sasha June 1, 2011 at 5:06 am

Welcome Sam,

Thanks for visiting and I am glad you like my blog and it's design. Thank you.

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Elizabeth June 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm

thanks for the raw inspiration!!
peace and raw health,
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Sasha June 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for visiting. Love having you stop by and glad to hear that you fell inspired.

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