I'm all for a more raw diet... afterall, there is no disputing that fresh food is good for you. That said... I'm a moderate Mama and believe that 50-75% raw is a great way to go.
For 50% raw, just make sure half of your plate at each meal is raw.
To reach 75% add raw snacks.
Things we eat raw:
Nuts & nut butters
Ice pops (that's another post)
Dehydrated (under 106 degrees F) fruits, veggies, seed crackers/tortillas, and fruit leathers
Things I have no desire to eat raw:
Any recipe that requires multiple expensive ingredients
I often make pancakes or french toast for breakfast. My children, like most, would eat until their belly aches if I let them. So, we have a two rule. Everyone gets two pancakes or two pieces of french toast. The rest of breakfast is fresh fruit. I slice up apples, oranges, bananas, etc... to fill them up. Difficulty level to reach 50% raw- EASY
At lunch time, I serve a portion of pasta, sandwich or other "main" dish. Then I add a large green salad, sliced fresh veggies (carrots, broccoli and snap peas are popular) and slice up some more fruit. Difficulty reaching 50% raw- EASY
For snacks, enjoy a frozen ice pop (raw), bananas and almond butter, veggie sticks and dip, or a smoothie. Difficulty reaching 100% raw- EASY (We try for one raw snack and one regular snack a day)
At dinner, my husband wants MEAT. I'm not much of a meat eater myself, but I can appreciate the need for a good protein. Everyone eats a larger portion of the "main" dish at dinner alongside fresh garden salad, veggie sticks, fresh fruit salad (with a little real whip for dessert). Enjoy a small glass of fresh juice made from carrots, apples and oranges. Difficulty reaching 50% raw- EASY.
The kids always want a before bed snack, this is the perfect time to whip up a raw smoothie or give them another ice pop.