How To Stick To Your Living Foods Diet When You Are Too Tired To Eat Right

What to eat?Recently I had a conversation with a reader who echoes a problem I know many people have. "I want to eat raw but when I get home from work I am too tired to figure out what to fix so I end up eating vegan junk food." Sound familiar? I know being tired is one of my downfalls too. So here are 10 fast and easy meals you can make.

But first you do need to do a bit of work. There are links in this article to many of my former posts that can help you along the way. Take time to read or re-read them. Bookmark or print out recipes from our recipe box (or elsewhere) that sound good to you and easy to make.

Pre-Preparing

To be ready for your busy days you WILL need to do a bit of pre-preparing. So on the weekend or a day when you have a bit more time make one or more of these items:

Raw bread - Onion bread or Kamut Bread are pretty easy to make but will need some time in the dehydrator. The Kamut bread also requires some sprouting but only a day or two.

Grow some sprouts - These will be great to add to salads and sandwiches. This is very fast and easy to do but it will take about 3 or 4 days for your seeds sprout. Here again is how to grow sprouts.

A nut burger or sage burger- Having these on hand is wonderful for throwing together a quick sandwich, toping pizza, adding to salads etc.

Pizza crusts will keep for a week or more in the fridge.

Stock Up

Keep these ingredients on hand (and get rid of the junk!)

  • Sauerkraut -A great addition to salads and sandwiches.  There are some good ready make raw brands out there. Here is a great article by my friend Vanya Francis about sauerkraut.
  • Avocados - Have a bunch of these. These can easily be a part of your meal everyday. I buy some hard ones and some softer ones. This way they will last through the week.
  • Salad fixings
  • Lemons and limes
  • Sprouts (if you don't grow your own)
  • Firm veggies such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflower etc.
  • Collard greens or romaine lettuce to use as wraps
  • Kelp noodles
Dive In

Make one easy multi-use recipe on as many days as you can. These will be added to the pre-prepared items above in a variety of ways. You will use it for your meal today plus add it to other items on future days.

Now you are ready!

Here are some examples of tasty meals you can make in 15-30 minutes if you have done the above preparing. These are just starters. You can combine your items in many ways.

  • Salad with half an avocado filled with a scoop of pate
  • Marinated veggies and an avocado, tomato, sauerkraut, sprout sandwich
  • Burger and Kale Salad
  • Collard Green wrap, filled with chopped veggies, sauerkraut, and eggless egg salad
  • Fill romaine lettuce leaves with pate, or guacamole and chopped veggies, top with salsa, dressing, or mayo
  • Guacamole with veggies and onion bread to dip it with
  • Kelp noodles with marinara sauce and crumbled sage burger
  • Pizza with maranara sauce, seed cheese, avocado, sprouts and your favorite veggie toppings
  • Eggless egg salad on thick tomato slices
  • Raw ravioli
  • Choose two or three easy but meal worthy salad recipes and make sure you have the ingredients.

easymeals

You can do it! I know you can.

Do you have fast raw/living foods meal ideas? Please share!

 

 

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Lifestyle Coach, CEO at Opare Institute
Supporting you by bringing you flavorful and satisfying vegan and raw vegan recipes, inspiration and online training and one-on-one coaching to help LOVE YOUR VEGAN LIFE! I am an educator and revolutionary who has teamed up with my physician/dietitian husband, Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA, to address the growing health problems in the Afrikan/Black community by building a Nation of Black Vegetarians and Vegans.

4 comments on “How To Stick To Your Living Foods Diet When You Are Too Tired To Eat Right

  1. Kool…..I started making nut meat and appreciate the info….I have the same issue. Need to plan ahead for sure. Peace

    • Abdullah, not planning ahead has been the downfall of many of us. Good healthy food has never been fast food, unless of course you just eat whole fruits and veggies as they are. (Which isn’t a bad option either!)

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