I started my blog, Raw on $10 a Day (or Less), after hearing one too many times that healthy food is too expensive. My goal was to see how much it costs to eat healthy, raw and vegan foods.
I found it wasn’t all that expensive or difficult to eat fresh, whole foods. I live in the country with only one grocery store close at hand.
I buy almost everything I need at that one store, with only a few exceptions for things such as cacao powder. Fresh produce is less expensive than most packaged and processed foods and it’s more economical than restaurant meals.
Raw foods are usually thought of as expensive and difficult to prepare, requiring exotic ingredients and pricey equipment. However, raw foods really are affordable. For the recipes I’m sharing here, I’ve used ingredients found in most local grocery stores.
The chocolate-making supplies and some of the specialty ingredients used can be found in most health food stores or online.
I wanted a practical approach and common ingredients that would work for the experienced raw-fooder, as well as the less experienced and those just getting started in living foods.
Anyone who is concerned about both the quality of their food and the health of their wallet can enjoy easy, affordable and raw food.
- Lemon Poppy Seed Buckwheat Pancakes
- Raw Farmers’ Market Eggplant Tacos
- Very Berry Smoothie
- Basic Nut Cheese
- Blueberry Lemon Swirl Cheesecake
- Red Lettuce and Salty Cheese Salad with Sweet French Dressing