Low-Carb Vegetarian Resources

For Vegetarians Going Low-Carb, or the Reverse

Here is a list of resources for people who want to follow a low-carb diet that is light on meat, totally vegetarian, or even vegan.

How to Be a Low-Carb Vegetarian

Tofu Curry
Tofu Curry. Annabelle Breakey/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Whether you're a vegetarian who finds they need to cut carbs, or a low-carber who wants to do it without meat, this is your starting place.

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Low-Carb High-Protein Vegetarian Foods

Tempeh Curry
Tempeh Curry with Vegetables. Shirley Ng/Moment Open/Getty Images

 If you aren't eating a lot of whole grains or starchy beans, where do you find the protein you need while avoiding carbs?  Lots of places!

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5 Healthy Sources of Fat

Photo © Karen Struthers

What you're reducing carbohydrate in your diet, you usually need to add some fat.  When we aren't used to doing this, it can actually be a bit intimidating, given the messages we usually get about fat in our diets.  Also check out: How to Get Rid of Fat Phobia

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Meet a Vegan Low-Carber

Fried Tofu with Greens
Fried Tofu with Greens. ohn Lund/Tom Penpark/Getty Images

Meet Terri, my friend who eats only organic vegan food.  What did she do when she found out she needed to cut carbs?  She got creative!

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Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes

Denver Casserole
Denver Casserole. William Mahar/E+/Getty Images

Most of these are main dishes, but there are some breakfast and snack ideas as well.

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Black Soy Beans

Black Soy Beans
Black soy beans have a mild flavor and can be used instead of other beans in many recipes. Datacraft Co Ltd/imagenavi/Getty Images

Black soy beans are sort of a secret weapon - they taste more like black beans than soy beans, they are arguably a bit more nutritious, and they deliver a lot of protein with not much starch.

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