In my never-ending quest to eat more raw vegetables, I've come up with a painless way to sneak them into my daily diet. For lunch today I'm having:
Crudites made from:
1 large carrot
2 large stalks of celery
half a large courgette
quater of a large cucumber
[other good vege to use: baby corn, mange tout]
A dip made from:
small chunk of dolcelatte cheese - cut into small bits
3 tbsp of fat free natural yoghurt
Approx. a tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
A good squeeze of Hellmans Mayonnaise
Other dips ideas: teaspoon of pesto mixed with natural yoghurt / good splash of Sweet Chilli Sauce mixed with half a carton of Philadelpha Light
This simple lunch goes very well with Ryvita Multi-seed Flabreads - which provide a crunchy, crackly, taste explosion.
The reason I try and eat more raw vege is because I have a sluggish digestive system at the best of times and also I believe raw foods provide more energy. Plus I have to counter-balance my baking obsession somehow!