Here is what I am saying when people ask for ideas:
Go for a pound of greens a day (salad, smoothies, steamed, blended into soup bases, etc.)
Greens are primary. Everyone can eat more fruit, that is easy to grow to love. Greens take more thought and care.
One of my favorite ways to get them in is still (after all these years) the VERY simple: green smoothie (think: one can of pineapple, for the simplest possible way to have pineapple always on hand and as many greens (try collards, kale, swiss chard) as you can fit into your blender or less if you want it to only taste like pineapple juice; add water to blend. I add a tablespoon and a half of flax seeds.) The best blender (in my opinion) is the Ktech (Blendtec) see, http://www.blendtec.com/ (I paid ~350$ and have used it countless times over the years, it is still in perfect condition and VERY simple to clean).
Get about an ounce of nuts and seeds a day. Raw walnuts are super and easy to find in the cooking aisle. What I say about tahini (which is blended sesame seeds): I use it in dressings, hummus and one of my favorite things to do is mix it with lemon and a little water for an asparagus dressing (think: a tablespoon of tahini, half a lemon, water to thin). Hummus = tahini, garbanzo beans, water (optional lemon, olive oil, etc.). There are a number of salad dressing recipes that require tahini. I have used/and own a perfect ton of rawfood recipe books. If you want simple I say use the cookbook, Rawsome. If you have just a hair more time and want exquisite taste I go for Renee Loux’s books: Living Cuisine is the cookbook I have used the most, however it doesn’t have a good index and The Balanced Plate has a better index. Watch Ani Phyo’s youtube recipe videos.
The book, Eat to Live has such great tools and concepts. Many years ago (and I still reference Joel Fuhrman’s books, video online) he revolutionized my way of thinking about what a “good” way of eating is. I use huge salad bowls (I like Corelle’s biggest bowls because it is lightweight, stack-able and still feels like you are holding glass) and last and firstly – GO FOR A POUND OF GREENS A DAY! It is such a very beautiful and good fortune to be able to enjoy fresh plants on your plate. They have true beauty and you can enjoy them mindfully. Best wishes!