menopause diet blog

Time for a Change

Day 63: Eat Raw

on August 8, 2013

While the summer is here its easier to eat as much of your food as possible raw…

raw food diet pyramid

Here’s why you should do it…

  1. Raw foods have more nutrients – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that aren’t destroyed by cooking
  2. Eat as much as you want – see pyramid above – its pretty hard to overdose on raw food
  3. No bloating
  4. Quick and easy to prepare
  5. Less cleaning up!
  6. Healthy regular bowels

Take advantage of the summer season to boost  your raw food intake and save the wonderful stews, soups, bakes and casseroles for the cooler weather.

Food Diary Day 63

Breakfast: menopause muesli – see breakfast recipe page

Lunch: Smoked salmon salad with green leaves, edamame beans, pine nuts, tomatoes, beetroot and snow peas.

smoked salmon salad

 

Dinner: Feta salad with green leaves, three bean salad, beetroot, tomatoes and coleslaw

feta salad

 

Drinks and Snacks: 4 bourbon biscuits, strawberries and raspberries, 2 squares dark chocolate

I had run out of dark chocolate the last few days and I’m sure that has contributed to me raiding the biscuit tin. I do like a sweet finish after a meal and a couple of small squares of plain chocolate, savoured slowly, really do the trick. The one I buy has 5 squares in a row and the whole row is about 100 calories… well worth it for me.

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