Lunch to go

Bring your own raw food whenever you leave the house. Whether you're going to work or school as usual, or out running errands or attending a social function, always plan ahead and be prepared with your own healthy raw food snacks or meals. That way, you won't suddenly find yourself hungry and unprepared out in the cooked food world, surrounded by unhealthy temptations that will sabotage the progress you've made with your weight loss and your health! 

Following are some great ideas of raw food meals and snacks you can easily pack for lunch, or just to have handy in your purse, backpack or briefcase. Just make sure they are in well-sealed containers, and include an icepack in your cooler if needed.


  • Salad and jar of homemade dressing
  • Marinated vegetables over jicama rice
  • Broccoli, onion, raisin salad with oil and vinegar dressing
  • Stuffed peppers or portabello mushrooms
  • Veggies and sprouts in a raw flax cracker wrap
  • Veggie stuffed nori rolls
  • Asian seaweed salad
  • Raw recipes such as Pad Thai
  • Zucchini noodles with choice of topping
  • Marinated diced cucumbers
  • Raw veggie burger with side items (tomato, onion, lettuce, condiments)
  • Raw un-chicken nuggets and honey-mustard dip
  • Raw un-tuna or un-chicken salad over greens
  • Raw coleslaw
  • Raw soup (gazpacho, sweet pea, corn chowder, tomato-basil)
  • Raw hummus with flax crackers
  • Raw guacamole or salsa with veggie chips
  • Cashew raw-yogurt with berries
  • Smoothie or Nut-milk


Snacks to go
  • Bananas
  • Apples or pears
  • Grapes
  • Bowl of berries
  • Peeled orange sections
  • Cut up melon chunks
  • Cut up pineapple chunks
  • Snow peas, or pea pods
  • Trail mix
  • Flax crackers
  • Raw cookies
  • Raw nut and fruit balls
  • Smoothie
  • Homemade raw applesauce (apples and cinnamon in food processor)
  • Baggies of dried fruit: raisins, goji berries, dates, figs, apricots, prunes
  • Carrot, celery, pepper or jicama sticks and a dip
  • Avocado with sea salt and sprouts (and a spoon!)
  • Sprouted lentils with spicy seasoning
  • Raw granola with cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Baggies of soaked almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Broccoli or Cauliflower florets with squeeze of lemon or Nama Shoyu
  • Pre-made raw food power bars (make your own in a dehydrator!)

Also, if you're going to bring your own raw food, remember to bring your own healthy water, too! We like to bring our water in mason jars with tight fitting lids (because glass is healthier for your water than plastic). Plus, you can add pure essential oils to your water this way, and make instant healthy lemonade, limeade or orangeade!

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