Raw Food Replacements For Cooked Food Cravings
When first transitioning onto the raw food diet is one of the biggest challenge is dealing with cravings. So, I wanted to create a list of some of the most common cravings from the SAD (Standard American Diet) and then share with you what I use as a replacement. This is especially important in the transition phase.
JUNK FOOD/SWEETS CRAVINGS – RAW FOOD ALTERNATIVES
Applesauce- Cranberry orange apple sauce
Candy – Fresh dates
Chili Cheese Fries- Jicama chili cheeze fries
Chocolate Flavor – Carob powder, Cacao nibs, Cacao powder
Chocolate Mousse- Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Pudding- 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Bliss
Chocolate Spread- Carob ganache
Cream Cheese Spread- Cashew Cheese Spread
Parfait- Basil Pineapple Parfait
Tarts- Mango tart
Egg Nog- Egg-Less Nog
Latte- Raw vegan pumpkin latte
Lemonade- Mint Lemonade Whip
CONDIMENTS – RAW VERSIONS
Mayonnaise- Cashew Mayo
Mustard- Homemade Spicy Mustard
Salt– Dulse flakes, dried celery flakes, or very sparingly pink Himalayan or Celtic Sea salt
Vinegar – Lemon
Breakfast Bars- Spiced Carrot Breakfast Bars
Energy Bar- No Bake Energy Bites
POPULAR MEALS-RAW FOOD ALTERNATIVES
Macaroni & Cheese- Mac & Hold the Cheese
Pasta Alfredo-Pasta Alfredo
Pesto- Arugula walnut pesto
Salad-Asian Chop Salad with Almond Butter Garlic Dressing, Shredded Rainbow Salad, Persimmon Pom Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing, Arugula Peach Avocado Salad, Orange Mint Fennel Salad, Fennel Apple Pecan Nourish Bowl, NOT Tuna Salad, Zesty Cranberry Broccoli Salad, Winter Chopped Salad
Taco meat- Spicy meatless taco meat
Tuna salad- Raw vegan “tuna” salad
Hope this is helpful. Wishing you the best on your raw food journey!
Now it’s your turn, what foods do you find yourself craving and how do you satisfy them?
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