It’s not easy to find low carb vegan recipes. What makes it tricky is that fruits, vegetables, and grains all have carbs. A lot of carbs. And of course, most vegan meals consist of mainly fruits, vegetables, and grains. However, that’s not to say you can’t eat a low carb diet if you’re a vegan. Yes, vegetables have carbs, but some vegetables, like greens, only have a few carbs per serving – hardly enough to be considered “high carb.” There are also foods like tofu and seitan that isolate the protein from its source, leaving it with only a fraction of the carbs. An entire package of tofu, for example, only has about 8g of carbohydrates.
These five low carb vegan recipes are sure to leave you satisfied…
Tofu is almost all protein. One serving only contains 2.3g of carbohydrates and 6g of fat. Toss in a half serving of green beans and carrots and the whole meal is still less than 10 carbs.
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Simply forego the side of home fries, and you’ve got the perfect low carb breakfast. Like the stir-fry above it, the whole plate would consist of about 10 carbs or less.
I’ve been known to eat an entire package of tofu from time to time. I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth. I can attest to how surprisingly filling it is for something that’s only a few hundred calories of almost pure protein.
100 grams of seitan only has 14g of carbohydrates, which basically means you can eat a lot of it and really fill up. A bowl of seitan buffalo wings may not look like much until you get to about three or four deep, and then you start to feel like you’re not quite sure if you should finish the rest right then or wait until the next commercial break. I usually ignore the sensation of fullness, and finish them right then.
For the gourmet in you who’s looking for a proper dinner that isn’t loaded with carbs but still feels like a full meal. This grilled seitan steak looks like it could be served in the type of restaurant that has a dress code, except it will hardly cost you anything to make at home in your pajamas.