Raw fruits and vegetables are not just tasty – they also contain all of the natural enzymes and nutrients that are partially taken out when they are cooked.  Eating more raw foods in your diet will increase your energy levels, let you sleep better, and increase mental clarity.  – And  the best thing about eating a lot of raw foods? You can eat as much of them as you want!

Preparing raw food is also usually much quicker and easier than cooking something else. Next time you’re looking for a snack or something light and yummy to add to your meal, try this raw turnip and apple salad.  Yes, root veggies are great raw, too!

Ingredients 1/2 raw turnip grated 2 large green apples grated Fresh parsley chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt & pepper to taste

Chop/grate it all up, mix it in a bowl, and you’re ready to eat!

Feel free to experiment with chopped apples and turnips versus grated.  Texture can often determine your favorite and least favorite dishes.