The Ultimate Plant-Based Grocery List

  • Perhaps I’m not the only one totally not excited about making this change in diet and lifestyle, but the benefits are far too many to simply ignore…
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  • After all, I do want to keep my diabetic husband around for a while…not to mention that I want to be able to feed my wholeheartedly devoted vegetarian daughter when she comes over for Easter or Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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  • So right now, I am throwing out the bad and ugly…and replacing these nooks and crannies in my fridge and pantry with those foods that are uncooked, unprocessed, typically organic foods…those foods that have not been pasteurized or homogenized…those foods that have not been produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives.
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  • If you’re like me, you don’t want to all of a sudden completely change your ways, and there is actually no need to totally ditch your old ways completely overnight. Your goal should be to gradually start eating more and more unprocessed whole, plant-based, and preferably organic foods. Raw food should ultimately make up three-quarters of your diet.
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  • Since your goal is not to cook food at temperatures above 100 degrees, you will need to explore alternative cooking methods which will gently cook your foods—such as steaming, juicing fruits and vegetables, sprouting seeds, using your Crock-Pot, germinating, making smoothies for breakfast, eating salad for lunch, dehydrating fruits and perhaps vegetables, soaking beans and grains in water,…instead of eating the fast food you’ve been shoving down for years.
  •  
  • For me, it has been fun to explore specialty stores and websites to expand my food choices beyond our usual grocery store as I learn more and more about raw foods and healthy living.
  •  
  • It has also helped to fill my bookshelves with and actually start reading nonfiction books on nutrition and diet…as well as raw and vegan cookbooks…(more on this later)…
  •  
  • Before we start crawling back up the Raw Foods Pyramid though, I thought it might be handy to go ahead and start a Raw Foods Grocery Shopping List so that we can all get our gears working and not get hungry as we explore these options more closely.
  • After all, I do want to keep my diabetic husband around for a while…not to mention that I want to be able to feed my wholeheartedly devoted vegetarian daughter when she comes over for Easter or Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  •  
  • So right now, I am throwing out the bad and ugly…and replacing these nooks and crannies in my fridge and pantry with those foods that are uncooked, unprocessed, typically organic foods…those foods that have not been pasteurized or homogenized…those foods that have not been produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives.
  •  
  • If you’re like me, you don’t want to all of a sudden completely change your ways, and there is actually no need to totally ditch your old ways completely overnight. Your goal should be to gradually start eating more and more unprocessed whole, plant-based, and preferably organic foods. Raw food should ultimately make up three-quarters of your diet.
  •  
  • Since your goal is not to cook food at temperatures above 100 degrees, you will need to explore alternative cooking methods which will gently cook your foods—such as steaming, juicing fruits and vegetables, sprouting seeds, using your Crock-Pot, germinating, making smoothies for breakfast, eating salad for lunch, dehydrating fruits and perhaps vegetables, soaking beans and grains in water,…instead of eating the fast food you’ve been shoving down for years.
  •  
  • For me, it has been fun to explore specialty stores and websites to expand my food choices beyond our usual grocery store as I learn more and more about raw foods and healthy living.
  •  
  • It has also helped to fill my bookshelves with and actually start reading nonfiction books on nutrition and diet…as well as raw and vegan cookbooks…(more on this later)…
  •  
  • Before we start crawling back up the Raw Foods Pyramid though, I thought it might be handy to go ahead and start a Raw Foods Grocery Shopping List so that we can all get our gears working and not get hungry as we explore these options more closely.
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  • Dairy
    • cashew milk
    • club soda
    • coconut milk
    • coconut water
    • kombucha
    • macadamia nut milk
    • oat milk
    • raw eggs
    • soy milk 

 

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