Snacks may seem dull when first transition to the raw food diet. A lot of people resort to just consuming an apple, a banana or some veggie sticks. But there are many raw food snack ideas to help make it interesting, and tasty at the same. The snacks do not have to take any longer to prepare than any other snacks, and yet be just as great. Here is a short list of healthy raw food snacks.
Tomatoes are an excellent snack at any time of the day. They can be cut up in the morning, and will stay good throughout the day for when one is ready to consume them. One or two tomatoes is a fairly good sized snack to help satisfy the hunger until the next meal. Once the tomatoes are diced, one can sprinkle on some sea salt and enjoy them as a tasty snack.
Diced cucumbers are always a hit as well. They can be served with just sea salt, or one can add them in with yogurt or sour cream that is made from nut milk. Cucumbers can also be placed on a mini green salad with a dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Pepper, oregano, basil and many other herbs will also go well with tomatoes.
Cucumbers and Tomatoes
Cucumbers and tomatoes are an excellent combination to snack on. They compliment each other well, and all that is needed for flavor is a sprinkle of sea salt. Cucumbers and tomatoes also go well on top of leafy green salads by themselves or with toasted nuts and seeds such as almonds or sunflower seeds.
Being on the raw food diet does not mean that one cannot enjoy the taste and texture of yogurt. This snack will take longer to make, as the nuts have to be soaked for several hours before the milk can be made. Then the milk is heated and cooled for several hours, all of which takes time. However, once made, the yogurt is just as good as any other and can be served with fresh fruit or acai powder, as well as with a natural sweetener such as honey, agave nectar or stevia.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are another great raw food item to snack on. One can combine as many nuts and seeds together into a trail mix to take along to any destination. The great thing about nuts and seeds is that if they are kept in a closed container, they will not spoil. Nuts and seeds can also be frozen with a mixture of a natural sweetener, raw cacao and other superfood powders for a sweet, yet healthy and filling snack.
The benefits of raw food snacks is that they are highly nutritious, and most of them are low in calories. The ones that are high in calories such as nuts and seeds, also contain many healthy oils and proteins that can maintain a feeling of fullness for hours to come.
Therefore, raw food snacks are great for those who have a hard time maintaining a healthy weight, as well as for those who are trying to lose weight. The nutrients work together to restore a healthy balance within the body, which in turn can help the weight loss process.
Another benefit of raw food snacks is that they can help to ward of many diseases. The high amount of antioxidants that raw foods contain will help to eliminate toxins from the body, so that the body is not burdened down anymore. As a result, many age related diseases can be prevented.