|The plum thief strikes again!|
I didn't find going raw for a day difficult. That could have been in part because I didn't. My son Sam ate four of my plums, so I made up for it by eating leftover chickpeas and lentils.
But yeah, that still put me at close to 90 percent raw for the day, which is probably the most raw food I've had in one day in years. I've tried to do the raw thing for brief periods at a time, but I've never done it while counting calories. It takes a lot of food to hit 2000 calories raw.
I am a big skeptic of the raw craze, but I also like to challenge myself to do things that seem difficult. So, raw on a budget. Bam.
The next several days after tomorrow are going to be semi-raw, because my tofu and hummus are about to go bad. Is hummus raw?
|Raisins I am purporting to be raw.|
- 1/4 cup raw peanuts - 207 calories, 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, 18 grams of fat ($0.16)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels - 205 cal, 8 P, 7 C, 18 F ($0.21)
- 1/2 bunch spinach (6 oz.) - 39 cal, 5 P, 6 C, 1 F ($0.44)
- 4 bananas - 420 cal, 5 P, 108 C, 1 F ($1.41)
- 1/4 cup raisins (no oil, sugar, salt, sulfur - raw enough for me) - 109 cal, 1 P, 29 C, 0 F ($0.20)
- 1 pound strawberries - 145 cal, 3 P, 35 C, 1 F ($0.97)
- 2 pounds peaches (7 medium) - 354 cal, 8 P, 90 C, 2 F ($0.94)
- 1 pound plums (7 small) - 209 cal, 3 P, 52 C, 1 F ($0.99)
- 1 pound apples (3 Jonagold) - 236 cal, 1 P, 63 C, 1 F ($0.99)