Get a list of the best 35 vegetarian keto recipes here on the blog. Many of these keto recipes are vegan too. Add them to your menu as appetizers or as sides. These are delicious and easy-to-make recipes.
Before starting the diet, understand the basics of the keto diet. This is a kind of strict diet where you cannot go on and off with this diet. Otherwise, it may have some serious negative effects.
In short, the keto diet includes high protein, high-fat foods, and eliminating carbs completely. So in this way energy will be produced by breaking down the extra fats deposited in the body. The process is known as ketosis.
Structure of keto diet intake -
- Fat - 70%
- Protein - 20%
- Carb - 5%
Read the best keto vegetables post here to know which vegetables are good for the keto diet.
There are vegetables and fruits which are high in carbohydrate and hence needs to be avoided in the process. Try to avoid underground vegetables as they are rich in the carb. The best pick for the keto diet is high in nutrition and low in carbs. To choose it's a bit easier as they are dark, leafy, and above-ground vegetables but again check the nutrition value before starting your diet.
|Vegetables to Eat in Keto Diet||Vegetables to Avoid in Keto Diet|
|Bell pepper||Green peas|
|Swiss Chard, Kale|
|Celery, Brussel Sprouts|
Keto diet is a high fat diet that limits the carbohydrates to 5% of daily intake. It can be up to 20 - 50 gm a day. The lesser carb the effective this diet is. Most of the protein and fat comes from that of meats, eggs, fishes, dairy, etc. However vegetarian diet may include eggs in there diet where as vegan diet is completely plant based and most eliminates egg as well.
Though it's effective and helps in weight loss, it calls for proper planning. Vegetarian Keto diet requires lot of planning to make sure there won't be any nutrition loss since this is a combination of two diets and eliminates most of the items that are eaten on a normal keto diet.
Consult your physician before starting any such diet. However, these recipes are best to add as sides or snacks in your regular keto diet too.
If you are wondering what all you can add in your vegetarian keto diet, here is a list.
|Healthy Fat||olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, MCT oil|
|Nuts||almonds, pistachio, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts|
|Seeds||chia, hemp, pumpkin, flax seeds|
|Nut Butter||peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, hazelnut butter|
|Dairy||full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese|
|Protein||tofu, tempeh, nutritional yeast, spirulina, eggs (non-vegan)|
Vegetarian and Vegan Keto Recipes
Add these vegetarian keto recipes to your diet especially if you are not a meat-eater. Even if you are a meat-eater, include these as a side or for snacking. Many of the keto recipes here are vegan too. So if you are not vegan, then add more cream and cheese to the recipes.
Low carb Vegan Cauliflower Rice
Green Beans Sautéed with garlics
Cauliflower Hash Brown
Keto Mushroom Pepper Fry
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Keto Sautéed Spinach
Green Beans Almondine
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Broccoli Mushroom Soup
Zucchini Stir Fry
Sautéed Kale with Garlic and lemon
Low carb Asian Stir-fried Vegetables
Roasted pepper & Tomato Soup
Low carb Ridged Gourd Sautee
Creamy Tomato Bisque
Keto Spinach Soup
Creamy Broccoli Kale Soup
Sautéed Cabbage with Lemon Garlic
These are some of the easiest vegetarian and vegan keto recipes on the blog. Add more fat content to the recipes to make them fit to your over all meal structure.
Vegetarian Keto Recipes
- Low-carb vegetables
- Click on each link for detailed recipe.
- Add more fats to the recipe.
- These keto recipes are good for snacks/ appetizers and sides to include in your dinner or lunch menu.
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