April 8, 2014

Food Substitutions for Cravings

When I tell people that I don't eat gluten, dairy or eggs, I invariably get "what do you eat"???? I don't feel usually feel deprived with all these other choices. It is best to stay away from sugar, but if you indulge infrequently you should be OK. The healthiest way to do this is to pick raw food desserts.

I have gotten to the point where I can substitute other delicious foods in place of the foods I avoid. Here are some examples. For healthier recipes www.lupushopecookbook.blogspot.com Please ask for any other substitutions I may have forgotten in the comments.

Eggs....  instead I'll eat scrambled tofu or hummus.

Cookies.... instead I'll eat homemade cookies from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com

Ice cream.... instead I'll eat raw Nut ice creams (Cashewtopia)  or soy or coconut ice creams (Coconut Bliss)

Cake/muffins.... instead I'll eat homemade cake from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com

Chocolate candies...instead homemade from www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com with Lindt Bittersweet or other gluten free /vegan chocolate

Pasta..... instead gluten free pasta (Tinkyada) or Explore Asian mung bean pasta or sliced zucchini or for lasagna "noodles" use roasted eggplant slices

bread.....  instead I use raw crackers/bread pizza crust buns www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com

yogurt...instead coconut or soy yogurt

potato chips....instead I make my own or make or buy kale chips

Doritoes....instead I fry Food For Life brown rice tortillas and season or add dips or Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips (recipe on my recipe blog) or Pizza Kale Chips

Cheese....instead raw nut cheese, or soy cheese (Follow Your Heart or non soy Daiya)

Pizza....instead homemade recipe on www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com

There are also a few things at the store that I treat myself to occasionally. Pumpkin tofu cheesecake (at Cornucopia) or Hail Merry raw food tarts. or Earth Café raw food pies. Cashewtopia or Coconut Bliss Ice Cream. Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.

1 comment:

  1. Many of the foods that you want to replace with healthier versions can be found in
    Alissa Cohen's first raw food book "Living on Live Food" and DVD or search for recipes on the internet for raw food. Raw food is real uncooked foods with all the enzymes and the recipes are delicious AND healthy! You can find Alissa's book at the local library.