We keep hearing that it’s always healthier and more practical to eat meals prepared at home. Yet, one of the reasons that may hinder you from eating healthy is battling a love-hate relationship with the kitchen. (Or maybe you've developed an aversion towards kitchen chores – namely uncooking and cleaning up afterwards.) Cooking can be a bothersome task, and waiting in front of your stove/oven for your food just takes too long sometimes. And so you may wind up picking up the phone and dialing for the fastest take-out restaurant to deliver or reaching for instant meals.
Wouldn’t it be nice to eat healthy and take only as much time as it would take you to make that call for take-out? Well, I have the perfect list of raw food recipes for people who don’t like to cook! And these recipes don’t have any need for many kitchen tools other than a blender and a food processor, so you don’t really have to worry about cleaning up a big mess afterwards. I know that may sound too good to be true, but it is (true, that is). You’ll be amazed how easy and satisfying eating deliciously healthy raw food can be!
Raw egg salad recipe
Nope, this recipe doesn’t really have any eggs that you normally would have to cook. It’s more like an "eggless" egg salad! But trust me, this raw egg salad recipe tastes just like an authentic egg salad!
Just dump cashews, water, lemon juice, turmeric, garlic cloves and sea salt into your powerful blender and blend until you get that very nice and creamy hollandaise sauce-like texture. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and mix in chopped celery and red bell pepper until everything is coated. Lastly, top it with a dash of pepper and paprika then eat it. Bon appétit!
Raw vegan chicken salad recipe
Here’s a great way to eat a vegan "chicken" dish without chicken. To make this tasty raw vegan chicken salad recipe, you’ll need your food processor. So get it from your cabinet and start uncooking.
Simply process (for a few seconds) all the ingredients – sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans, cucumber, red onion, apple, celery stalk, fresh or dried dill, lemon juice and sea salt together into chunky bits. Don’t process for too long! You may want to let the flavors combine by leaving it for about half an hour, but it’s best to consume it immediately because it doesn’t keep well. You’re right; this recipe is pretending to be chicken meat even though it doesn’t taste like chicken. But the texture is just like that of a chicken salad.
Raw marinated mushroom recipe
Three ingredients: mushrooms, olive oil and raw soy sauce. You can handle that, right? And what's more, this raw marinated mushroom recipe needs no equipment at all! That means no cleaning up! Well maybe you’d have to wash your plate after eating, of course.
But kidding aside, all you need to do is pour oil and soy sauce over your sliced mushrooms in a deep plate and gently stir. Allow the mushroom to sit for about five minutes and enjoy. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can also add your choice of garnish like sesame seeds or green onions. It’s all up to you! These mushrooms are perfect salad toppers.
Raw chocolate mousse recipe
What about dessert, you say? You don’t need to bake or need any fancy cookware either! In fact, you can make a number of simple and sweet desserts in just five minutes or less.
Try making this raw chocolate mousse recipe by processing avocado, banana, coconut oil, cacao powder, a sweetener, and sea salt in a food processor until very nice and smooth. Scoop into your choice of dishes or small cups and refrigerate for an hour before serving. Easy, yes? Yes!
These recipes are for you
So if you are one of those people who simply can’t get acquainted with your stovetop or oven, then these are the perfect raw food recipes for people who don’t like to cook. Why not try whipping up your own delicious no-cook meal?