This is from the fruitarian thread, I thought I should post my reply here.
Originally posted by freemouseOatmeal, can you give us a sample of your typical daily menu? Just curious
On page 5 of this thread there's a 3 day food log of me. I think I will post daily food logs more often, since this question comes up quite often.
But my "typical day" looks like this:
I begin the day with fruit. Bananas, or a shake of fruit and juice, or watermelon, or a fruit salad (if I'm very hungry, I'll add dried fruit), etc. I continue to eat fruit (any fruit, mostly seasonal) whenever hungry until around lunch, when I will have a salad, consisting of one or two heads of lettuce mixed with veggies (for instance, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, sprouts) and either a simple dressing (e.g. olive oil, or lemon, etc.), or no dressing.
As soon as I get hungry in the afternoon, I eat fruit again, until dinner, when I have another huge salad. I may add a few seeds this time. If I had little or no added fat on that day, I will eat an avocado too.
I finish the day off with (surprise), more fruit. I tend to drink more juice (if I have some) in the evening.
This is a typical, "uninspired" day for me, but of course I'm varying my meals and I eat according to what my body tells me. Sometimes I eat more, sometimes less. I never count calories, but I think I eat 2000-3000 calories per day.
I often eat other kinds of greens with or instead of the lettuce. Sometimes I eat no lettuce at all, but more of the other veggies. I always keep sprouts at hand, and I especially love lentil sprouts in my salads. Sometimes I eat less whole fruit and more shakes. I also like to eat vegetable plates with cut up veggies and one or two simple raw dips.
Sometimes I eat less fruit and more veggies, or the other way around. Really I eat whatever is in season and whatever I desire, mostly in a very simple form.
All of these meals are absolutely incredibly tasting, they are healthy, have tons of nutrients, and require very little preparation. I love eating this way
Additionally, on some days I try "uncooking", i.e. creating a more elaborate raw dish. Raw noodles are an all time favorite. Check out the Raw Recipes thread in the Food Discussion forum to see how raw recipes and food preparation look like.
This link (posted by Shannon (zimngir) yesterday) has a very good description of the raw food philosophy I'm following (the paragraph below the picture).http://www.rawsacramento.net/recipes.htm