Going green and low carb

Is it possible to eat low carb and vegetarian at the same time? Yes, it is! If you choose a so called lacto-ovo vegetarian way of eating it works like a charm, providing all the nutrients you need. Lacto-ovo means avoiding meat, poultry and fish and eating vegetables, nuts, eggs and dairy.

So, what vegetables are to be preferred on a low-carb diet? A rule of thumb is to avoid what is growing under ground and eat what grows above (read more about carbs in different vegetables).

Get inspired by spring and all the lovely produce of the season, for example steamed asparagus, green beans or broccoli. They taste absolutely wonderful with a generous amount of herb butter melting on top. You can also check below for a sample of our best vegetarian recipes. Enjoy!

Top 30 vegetarian breakfast recipes

Top 30 vegetarian meals

Want even more inspiration for vegetarian low-carb cooking?

All vegetarian recipes

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A ketogenic diet for beginners
14-day keto diet plan and menu
Ketogenic diet foods – what to eat

One comment

  1. FS
    Hi there,

    I am a lacto-vegetarian, avoiding meat, poultry, eggs and fish and eating legumes, grains, vegetables, nuts and dairy. This is a cultural and religious way of life for me.

    Do you have any low-carb recipes that adhere to this kind of a diet?

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