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Guide to a Successful Vegetarian Keto Diet Plan

What is a keto diet?” you might ask. The keto diet plan involves eating lots of fat, a modest amount of protein, and tiny amounts of carbohydrates and sugar. Following a keto diet plan will eventually bring your body into a state of ketosis, where your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. This supports quick, but safe and healthy, weight loss!

People often ask, “Can you do the keto diet if you’re a vegetarian?” Absolutely! There are plenty of easy, delicious keto diet recipes!  Because the keto diet is mainly made up of fats, you can be more creative about how you hit your protein macros. A successful vegetarian keto diet can be incredibly easy, depending on your flexibility.

While there are nutritional benefits associated with eating red meats and poultry in moderation, you can certainly still live a ketogenic lifestyle without them. In fact, looking at the bigger picture, the keto diet and vegetarian diet are more sustainable ways of dieting because they rely less on eating massive quantities of meat. Here are a few keto diet recipes you can try today:

1. Eggs (Ovo-Vegetarian)

If you’re a vegetarian who eats eggs or egg whites (ovo-vegetarian), incorporating a carton of eggs or egg whites into your diet is a perfect way to make sure you have enough protein in your diet. Eggs are also loaded with fat-soluble vitamins, iron, b-vitamins, and high-quality fat. They’re also inexpensive and versatile, so they should be a staple in any keto diet plan, especially a vegetarian diet.

Something like this green omelet is a perfect breakfast for a vegetarian keto diet! If you want to try another option, check out this breakfast casserole – just leave out the meat! This zucchini casserole is also a crowd favorite – simply omit the bacon! Eggs aren’t just for breakfast, so if you’re feeling a little devilish, give this deviled egg recipe a try – again, sans bacon. It’s eggs-actly what the doctor ordered.

2. Pile on some cheese

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This portobello mushroom pizza is shown topped with pepperoni, but you can omit that from the recipe to make it vegetarian-friendly.

Yes, you read that right. A vegetarian keto diet means you can load up on the cheese. Freshly sliced mozzarella is packed with protein and fat, making it a perfect accessory for a vegetarian keto diet. Simply top vegetables like portobello mushrooms, eggplant rounds, or zucchini noodles with mozzarella and/or grated Parmesan for an instant protein boost. If you want a cheesy snack that is anything but cheesy, a buffalo chicken dip – sans the chicken – is a delightful keto diet food that pairs perfectly with celery or carrots and fits nicely with a vegetarian lifestyle. This eggplant lasagna loaded with creamy ricotta cheese is perfect for any Italian lover. Just remove the sausage.

3. MEAL REPLACEMENT

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A KetoLogic Meal Replacement (MRP) is filling and contains the right macro ratios. Just mix with water or your morning coffee and you’re good to go! It’s great tasting, contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and will add great variety to a vegetarian keto diet. The MRP comes in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla!

4. Seafood (Pescatarian)

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If you’re flexible enough to allow fish or seafood in your diet, we have some amazing seafood recipes for you. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein, a little bit of seafood can go a long way. Check out our recipes for Pan-Seared Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce and Parmesan-Encrusted Halibut they will delight and deliver all of the benefits of keto diet foods.

Click here for our favorite keto seafood recipes!

5. High-protein veggies

Can’t include seafood or eggs in your diet? Try stocking up on these high-protein veggies. Just keep in mind you’ll probably need quite a lot to help reach your macros:

6. Other high-protein foods

While these additional options are high in protein, they also contain carbs. You’ll want to check the nutrition info per serving and make sure you can make it work in your meal plan. Options include:

Now that you understand how keto can fit your dietary needs, it’s time to get shopping! Check out our keto shopping list here.

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