Tuesday, March 10, 2009

$3.33 a day: Raw for the day!

Raw Burrito

I have decided to be raw today. Not feeling well and really need to pump up the immune system.

I had a green smoothie this morning and half of this raw burrito. The burrito was filled with walnut/veggie taco meat, veggies, salsa, spinach and sunflower queso. Totally delicious and filling. I used two HUGE collard greens to wrap this and only had half for breakfast, saving the rest for lunch. I just LOVE collards. Who needs tortillas or bread? I never thought I'd be satisfied without bread, but give it a try if you're skeptical!
Italian Stuffed Peppers

I planned on having a huge salad for dinner, but decided on these instead. I made a quick raw marinara out of sun dried tomatoes. The filling was a mixture of massaged kale, sunflower seeds, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, spices and carrots. I topped them with a cashew ceasar dressing and placed them in the dehydrator for an hour to warm them up.

Lots of hot herbal tea with fresh ginger is helping warm me up and soothe my throat.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!!!

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  2. Wow, gorgeous food! It looks tasty.

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  3. Way to "raw"! Sorry, I had to.

    I hope you feel better soon, keep drinking that tea!

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  4. That is so awesome! And who ever said that eating healthy was expensive!?!

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  5. Your collard wraps are calling me! Bet that did the trick. :)

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  6. looks super good. hope your body is feeling better.

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  7. That burrito looks amazing!!

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  8. I wish it would warm up a little more over here, because a smoothie sounds kind of good right now! Yum.

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  9. I just bought a bunch of collards today. The woman at the checkout said, "Oh, I looooove collards! How do you cook yours?" When I told her, "I don't." She looked incredulous and said, "Well, whatever do you do with them then?"

    I explained that I love to use them for wraps and in green smoothies. Well, you'd think I just invented sliced bread or toothpaste in a tube... She thought this was ingenious!

    LOL :D

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

    xoxox (magic healing recipe)

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  10. I'm so impressed by your food budget! The food looks as amazing as ever, but you still manage to have such a tight food budget. Amazing!

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  11. i have had raw collard wraps once, and they were good, wasn't the same as eating a bread wrap but they were still delicious in a different way! yours sounds yummmm!!

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  12. Yum! I love your raw posts, they are so beautiful and tasty looking! :)

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  13. Ooh, these look beautiful, tasty, healthy...Mmmmm!

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  14. What exactly is massaged kale? I can just picture giving your kale a nice rubdown...

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  15. That wrap is sure to perk you up! And the little peppers are lovely.

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  16. sorry you're not feeling well - i hope all the raw deliciousnesses help out! take care & i'm sending happy 'n healthy thoughts your way! :)

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  17. Bianca,

    Actually that's exactly what massaged kale is.. You take your kale, put about a t of evoo (or more if you don't care about calories) and a pinch of salt and rub it.. it pretty much "cooks" the kale..

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  18. massaged kale! lolol. i love that it actually means giving your kale a massage. thanks for explaining that... it makes me want to try raw kale now! (i was always a little afraid it would be tough/bitter)

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