10 Raw Vegan Recipes for a Crash Course in the Diet, Plus a Guide to What It Is

Deciding to eat healthier can be a complete lifestyle change. For some, it means cutting out desserts. For others, it means skipping seconds. And, of course, for most, it means incorporating more fruits and vegetables into a daily routine. But what if you're thinking of eating healthier by trying the raw vegan diet?

We've all grown accustomed to various diet trends over the years, from vegetarianism to going gluten-free, to plain old vegan. In fact, stories in The New York Times about raw vegan diets have been popping up since the early 2000s, so it isn't necessarily anything new. U.S. News estimates that an early form has even been around since the 19th century.

But just because it's been a part of other people's lives for a certain amount of time doesn't mean you can't learn something new. If you're interested in what the raw vegan diet is and how to cook within its boundaries, read on for more.