RAW FOOD DIET MENU

A Nutritionally Balanced Sample Menu Specifically Designed for Successful and Healthy Weight Loss

What is a day in the life of a raw foodist like? What is on their raw food diet menu? What do they eat? What do they drink? What do they make for dinner? How do they put it all together into a nutritionally sound diet? These are some of the major questions I had when I was first starting a raw food diet and eating more raw foods.

Using one recipe from each category of the easy raw food recipes provided on this site, I have created a sample raw food diet menu that is not only nutritionally balanced, but designed specifically for healthy weight loss. And yet, as you can see, there's plenty of food to eat!

This is not a starvation diet by any means. In fact, I bet many people will be hard pressed to actually eat this much food! But one of my main goals is to make sure you don't get hungry on the raw food diet. That not only doesn't feel good, but it can sabotage your weight loss efforts. So eat up, lose weight, and enjoy your delicious raw food!

When you're ready to do this yourself, I've also provided 10 detailed tips on how to create your own raw food diet meal plans for healthy raw food weight loss.

Breakfast

      tummy filling Cream of Buckwheat cereal
      with sprouted buckwheat groats
      raisins
      honey
      cinnamon
      nutmeg
      and ground flax seed sprinkled on top

Morning Snack

      one Apple with Honey-Tahini Dip on the side

Lunch

      bountiful Garden Delight Salad 
      with kale and dandelion greens
      tomato
      celery
      carrots
      peas
      and sprouted lentils
      with a tasty lemon-cheese-garlic dressing

Afternoon Snack or Dessert

      Snowballs 
      with raisins
      sunflower seeds
      and unsweetened dried coconut

Dinner

      “Steak” with Marinated Vegetables 
      with portabello mushrooms
      sweet yellow onion
      red pepper
      broccoli
      peas
      and a tasty vinaigrette marinade (without olive oil)

This Raw Food Diet Menu Provides

     Total Calories: 1,610

     Carbohydrates: 66% (286.9 grams)
     Protein: 13% (64.1 grams)
     Fats: 21% (40.8 grams)
     Omega 3 fatty acids: 100% (1.6 grams)
     Cholesterol: 0% (0 grams)
     Dietary Fiber: 200% (51.5 grams)

     Vitamin A: 420%
     Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 1,126%
     Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1,023%
     Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 533%
     Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 119%
     Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 962%
     Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 333%
     Vitamin C: 824%
     Vitamin E: 124%
     Calcium: 82%
     Magnesium: 193%
     Phosphorus: 200%
     Potassium: 102%
     Sodium: 100%
     Iron: 122%
     Copper: 378%
     Manganese: 367%
     Selenium: 122%
     Zinc: 182%

Note: the preceding raw food diet menu provides around 1600 calories. This is an ideal weight loss calorie intake for a moderately active 175 pound woman of average height. For heavier women or for men, consider adding the smoothie listed at the end. This bumps up the calorie intake to around 2100 calories. To determine your ideal calorie intake for weight loss according to your gender, age, height, current weight and activity level, use a good online calorie calculator .

Following is a rough weight loss calorie intake guideline for a 40 year old 5'-10” male who exercises 3 times a week, and a 40 year old 5'-6” woman who exercises 3 times a week:

125-150 pounds: 1,633-1,758 calories (men), 1,380-1,505 (women)
150-175 pounds: 1,758-1,883 calories (men), 1,505-1,755 (women)
175-200 pounds: 1,883-2,008 calories (men), 1,630-1,755 (women)
200-225 pounds: 2,008-2,133 calories (men), 1,755-1,880 (women)
225-250 pounds: 2,133-2,258 calories (men), 1,880-2,005 (women)
250-300 pounds: 2,258-2,508 calories (men), 2,005-2,400 (women)
300-350 pounds: 2,508-2,800 calories (men), 2,400-2,800 (women)
350-400 pounds: 2,800-3,200 calories (men), 2,800-3,200 (women)

Additional Smoothie

      Strawberry Nut-Milk Shake 
     with fresh or frozen strawberries
     almond nut-milk
     and honey

This smoothie brings the daily totals of the raw food diet menu to:

     Total Calories: 2,126

     Carbohydrates: 58% (329.6 grams)
     Protein: 12% (80.1 grams)
     Fats: 30% (76.7 grams)
     Omega 3 fatty acids: 100% (1.6 grams)
     Cholesterol: 0% (0 grams)
     Dietary Fiber: 64.5 grams
     Calcium: 103%

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TIP OF THE DAY

How about a simple cookie recipe today? Soak a cup or two of almonds or cashews for a few hours, then rinse well. Put in the food processor and chop until almost a flour. Then add enough honey to make it stick together like a dough. You can add just a little water if needed. Spice it up with a drop or two of lemon, orange or cinnamon essential oil. Then roll them into little balls and roll in dried unsweetened coconut flakes! Yum! 

Soaking almonds

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On a raw food diet you can have your cake and eat it too! Or pie, or cookies, or ice cream! All raw, of course, and all super healthy, made without dairy or sugar or white flour! Almost every raw food recipe book has a section on desserts, or you can get a book dedicated exclusively to all raw dessert recipes! I've even included a few of my favorite easy raw food dessert recipes for you right here on my website! Make Life Sweet!