Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing a talented raw food chef for GoodLife Magazine. Pedja Milosavljević, RHN, is a vegan raw food chef at Nature's Emporium wholistic market. He shared with me some of his great tips for painlessly introducing more raw foods to your diet. His tips are simple yet powerful enough to make a meaningful change in your diet. Here they are:
Keep it simple, keep it tasty:
Chef Pedja's 5 tips for introducing more raw food to your diet
1. Don’t eliminate—add instead.
No one likes feeling deprived. Add healthier choices to your diet and they will
naturally begin to replace the unhealthy foods by sheer volume.
2. Surround yourself with fresh fruits and veggies.
Fruit is the best fast food available to us. Create a visually compelling environment
in your living space full of fresh produce and you will increase your chances of reaching
for a piece of fruit over other snacks.
3. Keep your recipes simple and limit your time in the kitchen.
Choose foods that taste great without much preparation (if any at all). Green
smoothies are a great example. The magic formula consists of fruits, green leaves and
water. Blend away and you’ve got a delicious breakfast beverage.
4. Plan ahead and prep your food in advance.
Wash, cut and store your veggies in the fridge ahead of time and you can whip up
a great salad in a matter of minutes. The same goes for dressings and delicious raw
5. Incorporate health-promoting practices.
Explore exercise, meditation and positive psychology—these practices will cohesively
inspire you to keep your diet in line.
You can find the full issue of the magazine here. Look for my article, with many more insights from Pedja, beginning on page 60. There are a few great raw food recipes to get you started too!
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