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Raw Lettuce Tacos
The only thing not raw about this recipe is the corn, it's steamed. This recipe is pretty low calorie too, the only ingredient I used that was pretty calorie dense was avocado and I only used 1/2 of a medium one. These tacos were delicious and if you eliminate the corn, are fully raw. You don't have to be fully raw to have a healthy diet; I love being about 75% raw because it allows me to eat a ton of greens and healthy, whole foods but also have some of my favorite cooked meals. Aim for half of your meals to be raw and you will be amazed at how you can really stock up on your fruits and veggies. Personally, for me, breakfast is easy to be raw, a giant bowl of fruit and a big glass of lemon water is a great, filling meal. You can do a salad for lunch or dinner and then maybe eat one of those meals cooked. Snack on fruit and your day is mostly raw. It's easier than you think. Smoothies are raw, too, so you can always do that for lunch and a salad for dinner. Moderation is wonderful though, so add in raw ingredients as much as you can tolerate. Some people thrive on the raw diet but for others it doesn't fulfill their needs.
I got all of my ingredients at Trader Joe's for this meal since my next trip to the farmers market is Saturday. I whipped these up in no time and devoured them since I was super hungry. I used only a half of an avocado since I'm watching my portions but if you aren't trying to lose weight, feel free to use the entire avocado.
3-4 romaine lettuce leaves
1 cup of organic cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup of steamed corn
Sea salt and pepper
Powdered or fresh garlic
Ground cumin, optional
Lay the lettuce leaves on a plate. Steam the corn and cut the tomatoes into small pieces. Mash the avocado and mix it with the tomatoes and steamed corn. Add the spices and mix well. Spoon the mixture onto each lettuce leaf and eat as is or fold over. This recipe is low calorie and gluten-free.