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Gluten-Free Fast Raw Food: Collard Green Roll-ups with Sauerkraut and Mango Filling

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


One of the laments I hear all the time is that “there just isn’t enough time”  to eat wholesome foods.

In my world, I don’t have enough time to NOT eat healthy meals.  The cost of  eating processed food containing all that gluten, dairy and sugar  instead of  healthy meals is far too great for me to even consider. Let me explain.

The Cost of NOT taking time for Healthy Meals

If eating healthfully DID mean spending a lot of time in the kitchen, as most people believe, it still would save me time in the long run.  The cost of eating processed food is feeling sluggish, getting sick and performing below my ability.  The result is I accomplish less and lose out on all the fun of having lots of energy and feeling great.

If I were to eat fast food instead of whole food, I’d spend more time sleeping, feeling unfocused and unproductive and going to doctors or seeking answers to my myriad of health challenges.

When I eat whole fresh plant foods, my body is filled with energy, my mind is sharp and clear and illness stays far away.  I have more time for fun, exercise, family and work.

I’ve posted many recipes, videos and even entire articles on how to eat healthfully even when you’re super busy.

A couple of my favorites are tomato slices with “cheese” and herbs, pineapple chipotle salad and green soups.

The recipe I made tonight was brimming with nutrition, easy to make, and tasted delicious.  Unfortunately, I ate it all before I remembered that I should have taken a picture.

Collard Green Roll-ups with Sauerkraut and Mango Filling


  • 2 large collard green leaves
  • 4 cups mache salad mix
  • 2 handfuls broccoli sprouts
  • 3 handfuls of sunflower sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons Creamy Nut Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons guacamole
  • 4 tablespoons sauerkraut
  • 1/2 large mango, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning


  1. Rinse collard leaves and lay on plate
  2. Pile half of the remaining ingredients on each of the collard  leaves, ending with the guacamole or creamy nut cheese
  3. Roll collard leaf tightly around filling.  Slice and serve.  I made this recipe up on the fly.  Use whatever ingredients you have on hand.  If you make up some dips and dressings at the beginning of the week, you’ll have them on hand to put together a quick meal.

In our classes, hosted by Raw Foods University, we demonstrate how to make foods quickly and easily.

It’s a skill worth learning.  That way you can have lots of spare time and energy for FUN!

Gluten-Free Fast Food For Health Resources

  1. Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas for Healthy Meals on the Run e-book
  2. Quick Meals Video Class with Recipe Guide
  3. One Dish Meals Video Class with Recipe Guide
  4. Quick Soups e-book
  5. Kids in the Kitchen Video Class with Recipe Guide


Post your answer below:  What’s your favorite fast food?

Let’s see if we can come up with healthier alternatives to your favs.

Love, Health, and Joy,



Dr. Ritamarie






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  1. Sarah on August 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    None! I don’t consider fast food, food. I’m 80% raw vegan 🙂

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