I love raw foods. Fruits and veggies, especially, but I also love the raw version of things I enjoy cooked too. Granola, granola bars, spaghetti, soup, and so on. The raw foods movement is really pretty cool with all the recipes and ingredients used – you’d swear that salad dressing wasn’t based in cashew, or that flaxseed crackers are just as good as the baked kind.
Two Moms In The Raw has a nice selection of raw granola bars and crackers I’ve seen in stores and Starbucks! (I love that Starbucks has improved their snack selection, but that’s praise for another day) Their products aren’t heated above 105 degrees F to preserve the enzymes, vitamins and minerals in their products.
- 100% organic
- No added oils
- 100% vegan
- 100% raw
- No refined sugars
- Gluten-free options!
Shari, the founder/owner of Two Moms in the Raw, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and explored many options of healing, but found that a healthy diet and a natural approach to healing worked best for her.
I’ve also found that I feel my best when I’m eating a healthy diet from a variety of foods, mostly plants (I’d make Michael Pollan proud), both cooked and raw.
- Garden Herb Sea Crackers
- Pesto Sea Crackers
- Tomato Basil Sea Crackers
- Blueberry Granola (GF option)
- Cranberry Granola
- Gojiberry Granola (GF option)
- Raisin Granola
The verdict? Amazing! Once I dove into the granola I just wanted to keep going! The flavor is sweet, reminiscent of maple and cinnamon, and it has a great crunch. Everything granola should be. I love that it’s based on millet and buckwheat, but that those don’t comprise the entire bag – there’s lots of seeds, nuts, and dried fruit to go around too. Maybe next we’ll see a quinoa granola, or maybe some seasonal items (raw pumpkin granola, anyone? I’ll keep wishing!)
Ingredients for the Blueberry Granola: Millet, Buckwheat, Coconut, Flaxseed, Sunflower Seeds, Seasame Seeds, Pecans, Almonds, Pepitas, Apples, Agave, Cinnamon, Sea Salt and Blueberries
The crackers also had a great flavor and crunch, and would pair nicely with a salad for some extra omega fatty acids and fibers from the flaxseeds.
I challenge you to incorporate raw foods into your meals this week: smoothies, raw crudites (carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes), salads, or go wild and try a new recipe for a raw soup, spread, salad dressing or dessert!
“What began as a journey of healing soon became an extraordinary adventure in the creation of the most delicious, savory, and healthy raw foods in the entire world.”
Or if you’re so inclined to delve more into raw foods, two of my favorite cookbooks from Ani Phyo (easy prep for most items, not a lot of equipment or ingredients necessary): Raw Food Essentials, Raw Food Kitchen.