I’m sure you’ve already heard of the ketogenic diet before. This is a diet plan which is extremely high in fat and low in carbs, which results in excellent weight loss transformations! However, there was one thing that struck my mind as I was scrolling through endless ingredients and food one can eat during the diet: Where are the vegetables?
For vegetarians, it can get quite tricky finding high-fat and low-carb recipes without the meat. But fortunately, it IS possible to stay in ketosis without consuming animals! If you’re wondering how then read on as I show you a healthy meal plan.
A 5-Day Vegetarian Keto Meal Plan
Fry two eggs with vegetables with coconut oil. Pair it with an avocado.
Have a mixed greens salad made of avocado, pesto, olives, bell pepper, onions, lemon juice, some nuts, olive oil dressing, and mozzarella.
Cut up some celery sticks and pair it with delicious hummus dip and sun-dried tomatoes.
Make a low-carb pasta with zucchini noodles and a keto alfredo or tomato sauce.
A breakfast smoothie is perfect for those who don’t have time to prepare a meal in the morning. Blend coconut cream, a handful of berries, full-fat yogurt, almond butter, ice, and a bit of stevia.
Have stir-fried cauliflower rice mixed with low-carb vegetables and two eggs.
Pair a spinach artichoke dip with assorted low-carb vegetables.
Make vegetarian Sloppy Joes from ground Portobello mushrooms combined with vegetables. Serve it with a mixed greens salad with olive oil dressing.
Make a keto overnight oatmeal made of hemp hearts and protein powder (any flavor of your choice). You can also pair it with a handful of berries if desired.
Fry up an asparagus and jalapeño frittata made with two eggs and your favorite greens. This is perfect to make in batches for meal prepping as well.
Have cucumber slices paired with mushroom and olive tapenade.
Create keto nuggets made out of tofu, eggs, almond flour, and a series of seasonings. Serve it with mayonnaise or alone!
Have another energizing smoothie; this time made with soy milk and cocoa powder, sweetened with Stevia. You can also add your black or bulletproof coffee for a kick.
Create a four hearts salad, which is made out of Romaine heart, palm hearts, celery hearts, and artichoke hearts. Serve it with a split pea soup.
Prepare whole grain crackers with a roasted eggplant dip.
Cook up an eggplant parmesan, fried with coconut oil. You can pair it with cauliflower rice or a mixed greens salad.
Prepare a batch of fluffy pancakes with eggs, buttermilk, protein powder, coconut flour, Stevia, and cinnamon. Fry with butter or oil.
Prepare a keto-friendly Spinach Herb Feta Wrap made with eggs, spinach, feta cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Have a sweet snack with keto ice cream made with whipping cream, cocoa powder, almond milk, and Stevia.
End your weekdays with an indulgent keto pizza, with a low-carb pizza crust made of eggs, cheese, and psyllium husk powder. Top it off with low-carb tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil!
Other Keto Tips to Follow for Weight Loss
Finally, take note that the keto diet doesn’t automatically mean you’ll shed pounds. You have to take account your sleep and exercise as well! Remember to reset sleep schedule and keep a consistent routine. With quality rest and workouts, you curb cravings and distribute the weight loss evenly!
- Have quality sleep of about seven to nine hours a day, depending on what your body needs.
- Exercise three to five times a week for at least half an hour. I recommend that you pair cardio (like walking or swimming) with weight lifting for a better body composition and further fat loss.
- Have your loved ones support you along the way and remain consistent with your routine. Remember to be patient and never give up!
Wrapping It Up
The traditional keto diet required a ton of meat for both protein and fat. But with that being said, there’s no rule on any keto FAQ that states you have to eat meat while following a meal plan. You can easily get your source of fat from vegetarian-friendly foods. As long as you have a concrete plan and stay consistent with it, then you’ll be able to achieve your goals.
I hope that this sample vegetarian keto meal plan gave you an idea of what you can follow to reach ketosis. So don’t wait any longer and begin your journey to better health today.
Do you want to learn more about following a keto diet as a vegetarian? For more questions or tips, do share your comments below. Your queries and experiences are much appreciated.