A Ten Day Raw Food Experiment: Day 4
Here’s everything I ate today:
bites of food while “cooking” 🙂
Cream of zucchini soup
pesto cracker w/ jalapeno zucchini hummus
pesto cracker w/ sunflower pate
blueberry acia green tea
raw portobello mushroom stuffed sunflower pate (1/4 cup)
spinach salad w/ parsley, carrots, strawberry, 1 TBSP sunflower pate
Couple thoughts for today:
Have I Been Eating Too Much Raw Nuts AKA Fat?
I’m concerned I’ve been eating too many nuts so I’m cutting down on the number of pate sandwiches I eat. The question is – will I be hungry without all the easy calories and fatty goodness that nuts provide?
Made Lots of Stuff to Eat
I spent over 3 hours making a bunch of dishes today, including:
- cream of celery soup with avocado and jalapeno
- cream of zucchini soup with avocado and dill
- jalapeno and garlic zucchini hummus
- dill and garlic zucchini hummus
The zucchini avocado dill soup is really great and is definitely something I’ll be making again. The “hummus” is tasty in its own right but bears little to no resemblance to the hummus made from cooked garbanzo beans. I really do like it though as a dip for carrots, something to spread on crackers, or to use as a salad topping.
Emotions and Food
I was super frustrated having spent the whole evening trying to buy a cell phone only to leave empty handed – turns out everything is closed on Easter. Hitting up the grocery store after this was interesting as I could feel the pull for comfort food – beer, bread, chips, pizza, etc. I compromised and spent $6 on a bag of raw kale chips, but it was interesting to “see” live and direct the relationship between emotions and food. For a moment there I really wanted to buy some beer and something wholly unhealthy and delicious – like a cheese pizza.
I tend to have an abnormal amount of congestion and a need to blow my nose after eating meals. Yet I noticed on Raw Foods Day Three that my sinuses seemed clearer than normal. Now I can tell for certain that this is true and my sinuses / allergies are considerably clearer. I’m excited to see where this goes. It will also be easier to gauge once going back to cooked foods – if I see an immediate increase in being congested then I’ll know for sure there’s a relationship here to eating cooked foods versus raw foods. This is exciting to me because I hate being congested and I always am!
I’ve done a few random one or two day raw food trials over the last year, but now that I’m at the end of the day 4, this is the longest I’ve ever gone without cooked foods. I’ve wanted to go on a raw foods trial for years so I’m really pumped to finally be doing this!