Low carb Veganuary - can it be done?

Eating both low-carb and Vegan may sound impossible at first as Vegan or plant-based diets are often relatively low in fat whilst high in carbs.

And, Keto or low-carb diets typically include animal products as they provide plenty of fat with minimal carbs; especially grass-fed beef, oily fish, and dairy.

If you are up for the challenge this January then here are some quick tips: 

  • Avoid the carb-loaded plant protein sources of legumes, beans and grains and above ground vegetables.
  • Feast on the good plant based fats; coconut oil and cream, olive, avocado, macademia oils, cacao butter.
  • Enjoy plenty of low carb green veggies.
  • Try soy based proteins - relatively low carb, and high in quality protein:
Canned black soybeans: 20 grams of protein and 2 grams of net carbs per 1 cup (250 grams)
Tempeh: 18-20 grams of protein and 4 grams of net carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
Natto: 18-20 grams of protein and 9 grams of net carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
Edamame beans: 17 grams of protein and 5 grams of net carbs per 5 ounces (140 grams)
Tofu (extra firm): 15 grams of protein and 2 grams of net carbs per 4 ounces (120 grams)
    And visit our shop to stock up on our bakes to make your low carb Veganuary easier.

    For more on Vegan, Keto and low carb, visit Diet Doctor. 

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