Monday, January 3, 2011

~ Great Stuffed Peppers ~

My family really enjoys these raw stuffed peppers. We pick up the pepper and eat it as is or take some of the filling and put it on the romain leaf and roll it into a wrap with the avocado slices.

Some things I prefer to have cooked for example quinoa. I have sprouted it which gives it more nutritional value, but I still choose to have cooked quinoa with all the raw veggies mixed in . It tastes fabulous......

1 bell pepper cut in half
1 cup cooked quinoa
pinch of turmeric
pinch of cayenne
dash of Celtic sea salt
pinch of black pepper
celery seed
2 diced spring onions
2 celery stalks chopped
1 vine tomato diced
1 avocado cubed
1 romaine leaf

As you can see this dish is sitting on a leaf or romaine lettuce. Eating protein with veggies is best for your body. The way we learned to eat growing up typically was protein with bread or potato which is very hard on digestion. Make sure however to get enough protein and healthy fats with your meals which is essential for your brain health !! Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and with the avocado it makes a balanced meal.

A Word of Caution !!

Eating raw does change your life and can be highly beneficial. I believe we were created to eat this way, but being in an imperfect world sometimes we just don't get all we need out of eating only raw/vegan. If your on the raw diet I would strongly recommend that you always make sure your blood is at a healthy place. B 12 and your Iron should be checked at least twice a year. I was not aware of the need for supplementation and my blood levels dropped too low. I became anemic and didn't know it. This can be dangerous for your nervous system. Eating RAW is an exceptional way to eat, but make sure to be on the safe side. Monitor your blood levels and you should thrive with beauty and vitality.

My B 12 dropped down to about 200 from 700. Now it is up to 1000 which is a little too high. The sad thing about it getting too low to for too long can cause permanent damage. Some people do absolutely fine on raw/vegan and others do need support like myself.
The reality anyone on any diet can get low of these essential vitamins, but being a vegan eating no meat may put you at a higher risk. Everyone is slightly different in their body chemistry with so many factors to consider.

1 comment:

  1. So very true Terri, thus the reason I have a Naturpathic Doctor monitor me every couple of years to make sure I am balanced.

    I am glad to see you are on the mend and hope you are back to 100% soon. You've been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Oh, and btw, your stuffed pepper looks mahvelous dahling! Can't wait to try it!! ;^)