Let's face it, you have always dreamed of staying fit, not about gaining weight, having a tight ass and leading a healthy life. And that means eating more fruit, vegetables and raw food. But, you are in two minds, and hesitate if you have strength and energy to overload with all the work you have. Of course, adopting a healthy vegetarian diet isn't as simple as scraping meat off your plate and eating what's left. You need to take extra steps to ensure you're meeting your daily nutritional needs, and a well-planned vegetarian diet is a healthy way to do it.
Many that try eating more raw appetizers stop because it causes an upset stomach or digestive tract. Some stop because they get hungry right away and don't feel full. Interestingly enough, but the reasons for these difficulties are not related to eating raw food, but most often a different reason. Of course, raw appetizers have much higher 'appetizing quality' than any other snack, and to begin with raw appetizers only is just a recipe for failure. It is out of the question that you should begin combining raw appetizers with cooked food, but mind the amount of fat in it. Many transitioning to a raw diet consume a large amount of fat from nuts and oils to get that feeling of satisfaction.
Naturally, you have temptations and cravings for cooked and processed foods. Sure, eating some cooked/steamed foods doesn't do any harm, especially if you combine it with raw appetizers. It just depends on your goals and how you feel. Though, you'll get the most benefits by sticking to as close to a 100% vegetarian diet as possible, raw appetizers still contribute to smooth transition to complete vegetarian food. The thing is that by eating cooked foods occasionally, you are actually building a desire for more cooked foods. This also applies to spices, salt, garlic, chocolate, sugar and so on.
If you crave a pizza and eat it, you'll have a desire for more. If you have salt, you'll build a desire for it again. It's a vicious circle that won't end unless you give it up.
To begin with, include raw and healthy alternatives to the normal heavy and fattening dishes. Eat a raw appetizers, raw dips or meals before attending an event so you won't be hungry. A natural result of eating raw appetizers is a complete loss for cooked foods on the contrary, you quickly gain a strong and healthy desire for fresh greens, fruits and other vegetables - claim those who experienced raw appetizers diet. Besides, raw appetizers are great, especially when they're delicious and cooked by your own!
Here is a recipe for a wonderful raw appetizer that is easy to make, tasty and healthy:
First, soak 1-1/2 cups of sun-dried tomatoes for about an hour, then drain and save the soak water. Process a cup of macadamia nuts in a blender or a food processor and add it to the tomatoes. You'll have a nice pate-like consistency. If it's too thick, add the soak water slowly. Lastly add the basil and finish processing. Slice two zucchini with a madolin or peeler into long, thin strips. Add the pate and roll up the zucchini slices. Scoop out the middle of the cherry tomatoes and fill them with pate. Arrange the raw appetizer on a plate and garnish to your preference.
This is great not only for vegetarians, but meat eaters like it too!