The 10 BEST Raw Food Entree Recipes

in recipes •  6 months ago

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Hey, lovely.


Do you find yourself wanting to eat better, but don’t quite know where to start? If so, you’re not alone. There are a lot of people who understand that what they eat affects their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. But when it comes to actually preparing the food, they’re downright confused.

That’s where I come in. As an RHN, chef, Reiki therapist and ACE-certified Personal Trainer, it is my mission to help people like you form healthier relationships with food. You see, food doesn’t just keep our bodies going. When we allow it to, it can nourish us on many levels. The way food is prepared, the emotional state we are in when we eat it, and the type of food — among other factors — affect digestion and, as a result, how our bodies heal.

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A couple of years ago, I wrote up “The 10 BEST Raw Food Breakfast Recipes.” People have enjoyed that post so much, I decided to craft another one. This time, we’ll be focusing on some of the best raw vegan entrees out there.

What is “raw” and “vegan”?


Before we get to the list, what do the terms “raw” and “vegan” mean? "Raw" means uncooked or prepared below 118 degrees F. Those who adhere to this form of eating do so to keep the enzymes which assist digestion and other metabolic processes intact. "Vegan" means free from any and all animal products, including eggs, dairy, and meat.

In my opinion, a raw and vegan diet is the cleanest way of eating you can adopt for detoxification and healing. Some people stick to the diet long-term (my diet is at least 50% raw, for instance). Others eschew animal products and dine on raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens for a couple of weeks at a time to “reboot” their systems.

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If you want to include a raw vegan recipe into your regime every week, great! If you want to stick to the lifestyle long-term, super for you! The following recipes are ones I’ve personally tried and recommend.

As you eat more unprocessed, plant-based food, you may find that your mood improves, your energy levels increase, and your thoughts become more clear. There are many reasons to eat more raw and vegan entrees but rather than bore you with them, I’ll just share the list so you can get started eating healthier. Enjoy!

1) Raw Zucchini Pasta With Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce

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Zucchini noodles are a great alternative to grain-based pasta, which can promote inflammation and slow down digestion. If you’re on a cleanse or just want to feel your best, spiralize zucchini with a spiralizer and toss them with a sauce, such as this creamy avocado-cucumber dressing.

Get the recipe here.

2) Delectable Raw Chili


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Many people love chili but dislike that they get bloated and gassy after eating a lot of beans. After indulging in this raw and vegan version, you'll feel grounded yet energized.Get the recipe here.

3) Tomato and Parsley Quiche [Low-Glycemic]

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This raw recipe stuns whomever it is served to. This is because it is beautiful to look at, is low-glycemic, and tastes delicious. I crafted this recipe while working at a ketogenic cancer clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.

Get the recipe here.

4) Raw Pizza With Red Pepper Flax Crust

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Did your taste buds perk up at the mention of pizza? Yeah, that’s right. It is totally possible to eat pizza on a raw vegan diet. If you plan this entree a night in advance, you can indulge in its deliciousness the next day with loved ones. Best of all, you won’t feel sluggish afterward.

Get the recipe here.

5) Indian Platter: Creamy Coconut Soup w/ Tandoori Nut Balls


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If you’re craving Indian food, I recommend you whip up this dynamic platter which features creamy coconut soup and tandoori nutballs. This is another recipe I crafted while working at a ketogenic cancer clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.

Get the recipe here.

6) Pesto Pizza w/ Almond-Flax Crust

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Another pizza? Yes, because you can never have enough pizza — especially when nutritious, whole food ingredients are called for. I recommend you try this delightful pesto pizza with an almond-flax crust. You will feel energized and healthy after consuming it with cherished friends.

Get the recipe here.

7) Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai

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Don’t settle for conventional Pad Thai which is (most often) made with MSG. Rather, make your own vibrant and colorful version which is bursting with nutrition and flavor. This recipe comes from Oh She Glows, one of my favorite blogs.

Get the recipe here.

9) Raw Vegan Beet-Sunflower Seed Burgers [Nut-Free] w/ Jicama Fries

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Those who think a raw diet is made up of leafy greens, sticks and some fruit need to be served this hearty beet-sunflower burger and jicama fries. It is dynamic, folks.

Get the recipe here.

10) Raw Asian Noodle Salad


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Like #1, this recipe features zucchini noodles. The sauce is different, however, and will satiate cravings for Asian cuisine.Get the recipe here.

What are your thoughts? Please upvote this compilation to help others learn how to make food their medicine.


Mandy Froelich is an RHN, plant-based chef, certified Reiki master therapist, freelance writer, world traveler, and activist. Her passions include writing, advocating for animals and the environment, and teaching people about the benefits of nutritious food and exercise. She blogs healthy recipes at Bloom for Life and shares cannabis-infused treats at My Stoned Kitchen. You can support her work through Patreon. Thank you!

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