Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes

These recipes are mostly for main dishes where you expect higher-protein foods. For other low-carb vegetarian recipes, see my Recipe Index -- apart from the main dishes, not many contain meat. See also ‚ÄčTips for Low-Carb Vegetarians and Low-Carb Vegetarian Resources.

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Zucchini Lasagna

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Have you tried to make a vegetable-based lasagna and found it to end up watery? I've discovered a secret to making lasagna "noodles" out of zucchini that doesn't get mushy. Alternatively, you can make a super-easy Lasagna in a Bowl using spaghetti squash or other low-carb pasta substitutes. Contains dairy.

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How to Make a Frittata

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Frittatas are great for any meal and are easy to make. You can add whatever vegetables and cheeses you like. Contains eggs, dairy optional.

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More Egg Dishes

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Beyond frittatas, there are omelets, quiches and more. Here are tips for making each one. See also: Eggs for Beginners (lots of easy ways to make eggs) and Deviled Eggs.

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Denver Casserole

One last egg dish! A very easy casserole -- just dump in the ingredients and bake. The original has ham, but we make it without often, with whatever vegetables are in the refrigerator. Contains dairy as well as the eggs.

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Terri's Tofu Scramble

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I love this vegan dish, and so does my daughter and anyone else I've served it to. It's meant to be a breakfast/brunch dish, but I think it's good for any meal. Contains soy.

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Baked Tofu

Another recipe from my friend Terri - This baked tofu has three different marinades you can try (Szechuan, peanut, and lemon tahini). Contains soy.

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Baked Tempeh

The third low-carb vegan recipe from Terri, who says that this is less time-consuming than baked tofu, and can be used with all the same marinades/sauces. Contains soy.

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Eggplant Involtini

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A simplified way to make this classic Italian dish. Eggplant slices are grilled and rolled around a filling, in a dish similar to manicotti. Contains dairy.

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Tofu Chips

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These are basically fried tofu, and can be used as the basis for a lot of different toppings -- for example, I like them as a vehicle for the toppings on Low-Carb Nachos. Contains soy.

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TVP "Oatmeal"

It's shocking how similar to oatmeal this cereal made from TVP (textured vegetable protein) is, and simple to make. Contains soy. See Also: Hot Pumpkin "Cereal" (contains dairy and egg) and Instant Flax Meal Peanut Butter Cereal.

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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A high-protein snack sometimes comes in handy. I use whey protein powder for this, but other types would probably work.

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