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Forward Preface Section 1: Introduction
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Section 2: Strategies for Eating Raw Foods on a Budget
Chapter 3: Change how you buy food Chapter 4: Change where you buy food Chapter 5: Change how you store food Chapter 6: Change how you prepare food Chapter 7: Change the way you eat Chapter 8: Change the way you think Chapter 9: Grow your own food Available to BUY NOW Available to BUY NOW Available to BUY NOW Available by 10/24/10 Available by 10/31/10 Available by 11/7/10 Available by 11/7/10
Section 3: Raw Food Start-Up Costs
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Section 4: Create Your Raw Food Budget!
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Section 5: Recipes
Juices, smoothies, and nut milks Breakfast Entrees and sides Soups, salads, dressings, and dips Breads and crackers Desserts Preparing dried and frozen foods
Raw Foods on a Budget: An Introduction
Now that you know how and where to shop for inexpensive fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and oils, this chapter will show you a few quick strategies to help you store them in ways that prolong their freshness. Before we jump into the strategies, let’s revisit our friend ‘Impulsive Ida’: Ida returns home from a big grocery shopping trip. She spent a little more than she needed to, but she is thoroughly satisﬁed with her purchases. Ida begins to put her food away and she does what most people do: the leafy veggies are placed in the refrigerator in those ﬂimsy plastic bags she packed them in, fruit goes into a bowl on the counter, and oils and dry goods (i.e., nuts and seeds) are put in the cupboard. Is Ida doing anything wrong and is there room for improvement? Like most of us, Ida isn’t doing anything wrong, she just could use a few tips to help her get the most out of the food she purchased. The cool thing is that there are small changes we all can make to keep our produce fresher longer, and this chapter will present 6 simple strategies to help you do just that!
Strategy #24 Use produce containers or bags
In the past few years, refrigerator produce containers and bags that extend the freshness of fruits and vegetables have increased in popularity (picture on next page). In general, these containers and bags work by allowing the produce to breathe in order to prevent ethylene gas buildup and excess moisture from accumulating. Some containers like Kinetic Go Green Premium Nano Silver are lined with silver nano technology to prevent mold, fungus, and other microorganisms from growing. I personally own this brand of container, and they keep my lettuce and berries crisp twice as long. So, rather than my lettuce going bad after one week in one of those ﬂimsy, plastic produce bags from the grocery store, my lettuce remains crisp for up to 2 weeks when I keep it in my Nano Silver container. These containers come in handy when you accidently buy too much food or when it just takes you longer to eat the food you purchased. And they are very affordable! I purchased my container for $8.99 at T.J. Maxx and have been using it for months. You can also ﬁnd these containers on Amazon (www. amazon.com). Produce bags are also reasonably priced and come in an assortment of materials like organic
Chapter 4: Change Where You Buy Food
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