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Vegetarian keto meals that won't make you miss carbs, from dinner to dessert

Business Insider Logo By glandsverk@businessinsider.com (Gabby Landsverk) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 8:  Both low-carb and vegan diets have health benefits, according to research.  Combining them could be "the best of both worlds," said a doctor who tried it.  Recipe ideas include tofu scramble, veggie noodle pasta dishes, and chocolate mousse for dessert.  For people who eat plants, meat and dairy, the idea of cutting out all animal products in favor of a vegan diet can seem intimidating. The same sentiment applies to low-carb diets, which require you to cut out most bread, pasta, and sugar. For the average person,  combining the two can seem like a daunting task.But low-carb, plant-based meals can be easy to make, nutritious, and satisfying, according to Dr. Anna Borek, a physician who tried the diet for 30 days and decided to make it a permanent part of her life. With a regular rotation of foods like tofu, kale, and nutritional yeast, along with some creativity and proper seasoning, Borek found the diet easier to sustain than expected, and shared some recipes on YouTube and Twitter for others to follow. "To my surprise I enjoyed the low-carb fare so much that I experienced no sense of deprivation," she said. Based on her experience, it's possible to enjoy the health benefits of low-carb and vegan eating with meals like savory chickpea pancakes, salads with creamy dressing, rich stews, and even chocolate mousse for dessert.Read the original article on Business Insider

Vegetarian keto meals that won't make you miss carbs, from dinner to dessert

  • Both low-carb and vegan diets have health benefits, according to research. 
  • Combining them could be "the best of both worlds," said a doctor who tried it. 
  • Recipe ideas include tofu scramble, veggie noodle pasta dishes, and chocolate mousse for dessert. 

For people who eat plants, meat and dairy, the idea of cutting out all animal products in favor of a vegan diet can seem intimidating. The same sentiment applies to low-carb diets, which require you to cut out most bread, pasta, and sugar. 

For the average person,  combining the two can seem like a daunting task.

But low-carb, plant-based meals can be easy to make, nutritious, and satisfying, according to Dr. Anna Borek, a physician who tried the diet for 30 days and decided to make it a permanent part of her life. 

With a regular rotation of foods like tofu, kale, and nutritional yeast, along with some creativity and proper seasoning, Borek found the diet easier to sustain than expected, and shared some recipes on YouTube and Twitter for others to follow. 

"To my surprise I enjoyed the low-carb fare so much that I experienced no sense of deprivation," she said. 

Based on her experience, it's possible to enjoy the health benefits of low-carb and vegan eating with meals like savory chickpea pancakes, salads with creamy dressing, rich stews, and even chocolate mousse for dessert.

Read the original article on Business Insider
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