How can you make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need on a raw vegan diet, while staying healthy and feeling satiated?
How do you prepare veggies that will actually have you craving them?
Here’s my secret: salad dressings!
Let’s say you’re making salad for dinner 🥗. You’re going to need to make sure that it both satisfies and satiates you so you’re not coming back for more later (and therefore overloading on calories) or worse… craving pop tarts and Lucky Charms and being tempted away from your raw vegan diet.
Two main things you need to be aware of: stretching out the fat (by thinning it out with certain ingredients like acidic fruits or water) and bulking up (adding volume to your meal, without adding additional fat).
You need fat in your diet. I recommend getting 9 to 12% of your calories from fat. This will satiate you and it helps your hair and eyes and skin and vital force and… your libido!
Things you can use for bulking up your dressings without changing the flavor:
- Peeled cucumbers
- Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers
- Yellow squash
- Peeled zucchini
- Mushrooms (the kind you can eat raw)
So what are you waiting for? Get dressed for the occasion! 🤣💃
My dressing recipes typically contain between 170 and 180 calories coming from fat, so you know you’re getting everything you need, nothing you don’t.
Love + Light, Tanny