These 30 low-carb vegetarian meals are just what you need to dress up your dinner table. Here are some simple and easy ones you will want to add to your meal plan.
On a low carb diet and you’re a vegetarian? Sometimes it seems like vegetarian meals can lean towards the carb-heavy side. But there are still plenty of options for you!
These recipes are tasty, carb friendly, and meat-free. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to still eat healthy while cutting down on meat, these 30 delicious recipes will give you tons of inspiration for your next few meals!
Eating vegetarian isn’t hard at all because there are so many great foods out there that you can add to recipes. Just as anything though, it’s important to make certain that you’re adding foods that are giving your body what it needs as well.
🍽️ Why You’ll Love These Recipes
Healthy | When you take out the carbs, you are left with a healthy plant based diet that is packed with nutrients that your body craves.
Fast and Easy | Once you start cooking these recipes, you will quickly find out how quick and easy they are. It gets to the point where you will get dinner on the table in under 30 (and often under 15) minutes. That doesn’t mean you can’t meal prep these, because you can and it will make it that much quicker to get dinner on the table.
Variety | Just like with any cooking, once you get bored of your recipes, you will eat out, grab something processed or make other bad choices. This comprehensive list will keep you motivated and on track. Grab your grocery list and start shopping. Don’t stick to your same grocery store if you want to experience great variety. Check out the hidden gems at Lidl, Aldi and Trader Joe’s to expand your options.
🍲 High Protein and Low Carbs Vegetarian Food
While this isn’t an exclusive list, here are some to consider incorporating into your daily eating habits:
- Tofu as we made in the Teriyaki Tofu
- Chickpeas like we made in the Rainbow Chickpea Salad, Vegan Chickpea Tuna or the Chickpea Orzo Salad.
- Greek Yogurt (nonfat) as we made in the Vanilla Mango Smoothies, Healthy Oatmeal Waffles, How to Make Overnight Muesli or Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats.
- Cottage Cheese
Now that you know the “powerful protein” vegetarian foods to add into your eating regimen, let’s dive in and get to these delicious vegetarian recipes!
❓ Common Questions
A low carb diet is when you limit how many carbohydrates you incorporate into your daily meal plan. You would focus more on protein, vegetables, fruit, etc.
When you are on the low carb diet you will find some restrictions. But just know if you get creative you can eat so many foods. Casseroles, dairy, and tasty sides, etc. Feel free to check out my list of recipes below to help get you started on adding new recipes into your diet.
It is always recommend to reach out to your local doctor to talk to them about starting a low carb diet. You will find for some it is a healthy option to cut out some excess carbs. But, make sure to get a medical advice on what is best for you and your body.