Raw Day 10: Titans of Raw Foodism

Breakfast: ½ a cantaloupe

Midmorning: tea

Lunch: Smoothie – 3 frozen bananas, 1 c. water

Dinner: Salad – 4 c. worth or spinach and kale, ¼ cucumber; dressing – 1 red pepper, 2 roma tomatoes, ½ c. sundried tomatoes, 1 lemon; trout gravlax (approx. 1/3 c. worth)

Today, I thought I’d do some shout outs. I’m not a raw food expert, I just want to share my journey with you and hopefully encourage you to start coming up with ways to challenge yourself that aren’t necessarily about raw food. If you’ve stumbled across Exit Sideways and you’re now intrigued on the potential of embarking on your own raw food journey, I have a few suggestions on where to start… it’s just not with me.

There are a lot of people out there with their own opinions for or against it and I suggest you look into it if you’re thinking of making a lifestyle change and decide if it is really for you. If you’ve already come that far and know what you want, then great! Here are some people who know a thing or two about making a good meal and maintaining a healthy diet based on raw food:

http://www.therawtarian.com

This site has tons of recipes ranging in difficulty and number of ingredients. The recipes also come complete with a nutritional breakdown.

http://www.thebestofrawfood.com

This site is about the lifestyle of eating raw. You’ll find the basics of raw foodism, some recipes, tips for success, what you can expect, and the most common questions answered.  It’s a great resource for anyone starting out or looking for some info.

http://www.Onegreenplanet.org

This one isn’t all about raw, but it offers a lot of information into many different ways of eating, including politics, theories and more. It might help you decide what kind of lifestyle you’re looking for.

http://rawfoodrecipes.com

This one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s pretty much entirely raw food recipes. Difficulty/ingredient list is about a medium.

http://www.therawchef.com

This guy has some good basic recipes and his blog is full of good tips and essentials on the lifestyle

Well, I’m going to wrap it up there. There are a lot more websites out there that are good too and I’ve probably missed some of the best ones, so make sure you get out there and do your research. There are also a lot of so-called “raw” food blogs and sites, but I’ve found that many of them aren’t raw and some of them even go so far as to have recipes for cooking chicken! Poke around and you’ll find some sites with good recipes and good info.

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