These plant based keto recipes are proof that it’s possible to follow keto while maintaining a plant based diet. While many people think that the keto diet is all about eating fats from animal products, this is certainly not the case.
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In fact, several plant foods are high in healthy fats that provide our body with energy and help us to function well. So aside from helping you to stay in ketosis, these plant based keto recipes will also keep you healthy.
Plant Based Keto Recipes
1. Crispy Brussel Sprout Salad with Lemon Dressing
Brussel sprouts are among the healthiest vegetables on Earth. These cruciferous vegetables are low in carbs and contain a high amount of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve cardiovascular health. One-half cup of cooked Brussels sprouts contains about 135 mg of ALA.
There are plenty of Brussel sprout recipes out there, but this Crispy Brussel Sprout Salad from the team at Ruled.me is a great salad to try. Aside from the Brussel sprouts and chili paste, this salad has pecans and seeds that increase the fat content even more, which helps you to feel full and maintain ketosis.
If you like spicy recipes then another Brussels sprouts recipe you try is this Super Easy Keto Spicy Brussels Sprouts Recipe.
2. Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Just like Brussels sprouts, broccoli contains lots of nutrients that can help with your keto diet. This keto-friendly vegetable contains just 2 grams of net carbs for every 1/2 cup. It’s also high in fiber and protein, so it’s perfect for your diet.
You can cook broccoli in many ways, and this Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a great recipe to consider. Adapted by Jenn Rossano, of Neurotic Mommy, this soup is warm, comforting, and cheesy, and packed with healthy veggies!
Each serving contains only 7 grams of net carbs. You can make it even more keto-friendly by increasing the amount of coconut milk and adding a bit more almond milk.
3. Keto Vegan Taco Stuffed Avocados
Avocados are among the most popular ingredients in plant based keto recipes, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from being delicious, avocados are loaded with healthy fats and have been associated with several health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
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These Vegan Taco Stuffed Avocados from Martina of the Keto Diet App is a great recipe to try if you’re looking for a delicious and keto-friendly vegan meal. Instead of the usual ground beef, this taco has heart-healthy walnuts, which amps up the recipe’s fat content. You can have it for lunch, snacks, or any way you want!
4. One Pot Creamy Garlic Zucchini Noodles
You can still enjoy your favorite pasta dishes now that you’re on the keto diet. But, instead of the regular pasta noodles, which are loaded with carbs, you can opt for zucchini noodles.
Zucchinis are a favorite among low-carb dieters so it’s not surprising to find several keto-friendly pasta recipes made with zucchini noodles. A 3/4 cup serving of zucchini contains only 3 grams of net carbs, so it’s perfect for the keto diet.
For a vegan version of this low-carb pasta dish, check out this One Pot Creamy Garlic Zucchini Noodles from Shannon of Yup, It’s Vegan! This healthy pasta dish is delicious and creamy, and will only require less than 30 min. of your time to prepare!
Another recipe with zucchini noodles you could try is this Vegan Pesto Spaghetti with Mushrooms & Olives.
5. Vegan Keto Scramble
This next recipe uses tofu that’s seasoned with nutritional yeast, giving it a “cheese-like flavor”. Tofu is an excellent ingredient for plant based keto recipes. It’s sugar-free, plant-based, and almost carb-free.
One cup of firm tofu contains only 1 gram net carbs, so you can be sure that it won’t kick you out of ketosis. Aside from tofu, this Vegan Keto Scramble from the team at Ruled.me contains several other keto-friendly ingredients, such as avocado oil, vegan cheddar cheese, and turmeric.
It goes well with fresh avocado slices and you can eat it with a low-carb tortilla for a delicious breakfast meal on the go.
6. Easy Baked Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a stewed vegetable dish that’s usually prepared using tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, capsicum, and some leafy greens. For a low-carb version of this delicious stew, check out this Easy Baked Ratatouille Recipe from Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum.
This healthy dish is made with keto-friendly veggies and uses only ten ingredients. The recipe might look like it takes a lot of time to prepare, but you would be surprised to know that this dish is so easy and can be cooked and prepared in less than an hour!
7. Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice
For a quick one-pot meal, check out this Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice from Julie of Julie’s Lifestyle. This curry dish has a spoonful of MCT coconut oil, making it very keto-friendly.
MCT oil is popular among keto dieters since it’s loaded with healthy fats and provides a quick energy boost. This delicious curry dish is not only ideal for keto dieters, but it’s also perfect for those who are following paleo and vegan diets. Served with cauliflower rice, this flavorful dish is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Plant based keto recipes for dessert
8. Vegan Keto Coconut Macaroons
If you love coconut macaroons, you would be happy to know that there are low-carb versions of this delicious dessert. This Vegan Coconut Macaroon from Sarah White of This Doctor’s Kitchen is one of them.
The recipe uses unsweetened coconut flakes, monk fruit sweetener, and stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips, so you can be sure that the macaroons are low in carbs. All ingredients are also plant-based, so they are the perfect desserts for those who are following a plant-based keto diet.
9. Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding
Another dessert that you can indulge in if you’re following a plant based keto diet is this Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding from Kim, the Low Carb Maven. The pudding is made with only five ingredients and can be prepared in just a few minutes!
Aside from the chia seeds, this dessert has cocoa powder, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and low-carb sweetener. All ingredients are plant based, and each serving contains only 5 grams of net carbs. You can eat a serving or two of this pudding, without worrying about going out of ketosis.
10. Low Carb Smoothie Bowl with Cauliflower and Greens
If you’re looking for plant based keto recipes for breakfast, this low carb smoothie bowl from Rachel, the conscious dietitian, comes highly recommended.
You might wonder what it tastes like with cauliflower in it but it takes the place of a banana to give it texture. The addition of some healthy fat in the form of almond butter, greens and berries makes it nutrient dense and sets you up for the morning.
It takes only a few minutes to prepare, so it’s the perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy keto dieters out there!