My Family is RAWsome!
– by Layce Andrews
My journey in pursuing optimum health through raw foods has been exciting. It has only been 6 months since my family went from vegetarian to presently exploring raw foods. I had no idea how many options I would have but the recipes are endless! I thought the raw food lifestyle was going to be a lonely world… Was I ever wrong!
Transition with Ease
When it came to transitioning to a different style of eating my family seemed to do it with ease. Lucky me! My husband has been great with transitioning to raw foods. He has been right beside me since the beginning. And my son (20 months) has also been a delight. I love finding him plunked on his butt eating a whole pepper, carrots, and apple that he got off the counter. Plus it’s always nice to only have to give they dishes a quick wash and rinse. There’s no stuck on foods or stove top messes that are wasting my time.
Ravishing Raw Recipes
Preparing raw foods is always enjoyable — the dishes are full of life and vibrant colors! I am amazed by the recipes that people come up with. They are truly inspiring. The recipes are so versatile and great if substituting is in order. It becomes a time to add your own personal flare to the recipe. And getting the equipment is a very exciting part of the journey as well if you don’t already have what you need.
I know I was overly thrilled when my juicer and food processor had arrived. At that point I knew our lives were going to be filled with great health, and our journey into raw foods had only just begun.
Raw Foods Community & Support
When I made the decision to switch to a raw food diet I thought I was going to be the only one in my area who had heard of a raw foodist, never mind even tried the diet. Fortunately my son and I went for a walk to the farmer’s market for a treat and wheat-grass shot. The organic lady who sells the shots had mentioned she was running a “raw food potluck” and asked if I would like to come. It went great and I couldn’t have been more excited to see other people who were either raw foodies or making the transition. I’m looking forward to the next potluck next month! So good to see others spreading the word.
I hope that you are as inspired by the wonderful lifestyle as much as I am. Transitioning to raw foods is a fun experience and I’m excited to keep learning. There are so many recipes to choose from, from raw cookies to “meat” loaf. (You can call it Neat loaf instead! 😉 )
There are many great people in the raw foods community that are always willing to help and share…
You’ll never be alone.