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The 3 Most Essential Tips for Vegetarian Keto Dieters

If you’re a vegetarian, or just sick of steak (sometimes we all need a break from eating meat at every meal), we’ve got you covered.

There are plenty of delicious keto vegetarian recipes you can make. They’re all free from meat and seafood - and you’ll also find egg-free and dairy-free options, too.

By sticking to these high-fat low-carb Keto vegetarian dishes, you’ll be able to get your body into fat-burning mode and reach ketosis. No meat-eating required!

And to help you on your way, and make things easier, here are three essential tips for every vegetarian keto dieter:

1) Add These Superstar Foods To Your Vegetarian Keto Shopping List 

Foods High in Healthy Fats:

Avocados:

Avocados are delicious, versatile and packed with healthy fats. They also contain plenty of fiber, helping you feel full for longer. Making them a great go-to food for your Keto diet!

You can eat avocado halves as a snack, just add a little salt. Or try using your avocados to create this Keto Avocado Toast for breakfast.

Flax seed: 

Flax seeds are high in omega-3 and antioxidants called lignans. Use them as a “breading” on vegetables or turn them into a sweet or savory porridge.

Foods With Plenty of Protein:

High-Protein Vegetables:

Broccoli, asparagus, artichokes and brussel sprouts are all surprisingly high in protein. And so are spinach and kale! Add these healthy veggies to your soups, salads and stir frys.

Eggs:

With their high protein and fat content, eggs are a staple ingredient for many vegetarians on the keto diet. Don’t just stick to making scrambled eggs - you can also make Keto Egg Muffins (leave out the bacon) or use this tasty Keto Paprika Deviled Eggs recipe.

Nut-based Dairy substitutes:

Cashew cheese, nut-based milks and coconut yogurt all contain plenty of protein. If you’re wondering how to do vegetarian keto without eggs, then you’ll find these “dairy” products are key to your success.

You can find recipes for Keto Substitutes For Dairy here - they can be surprisingly high in carbs though, so be careful not to overeat them.

2) Create Your Own Vegetarian Keto Meal Plan 

While choosing and trying new recipes is fun, it can be tiring to do every day! Picking a handful of go-to recipes for each of your meals is a great way to take some of the hassle out of your Keto diet.

Breakfast suggestions:

Lunch/Dinner suggestions:

3) Make Sure You’re Hitting Your Macros (Protein, Fat, Carbs)

Getting your balance of macronutrients right is the key to entering ketosis. And it is, unfortunately, easier for meat eaters. But it’s certainly possible for plant-based dieters, too!

As a vegetarian keto dieter, you’ll need to pay particular attention to your carb intake vs your protein intake. Make sure you eat plenty of foods high in protein and fat and stick to low-carb vegetables.

You might find it helpful to track your macros and ketone levels, to make sure you stay on track. There’s a full guide on How to Track Your Keto Diet here.

With the right ingredients, a little forward planning, and careful macro-tracking… you can make your vegetarian keto diet a success!

Have a browse through these tasty Keto vegetarian recipes to get you started:

Check Out All Of Our Keto Vegetarian Recipes...

(Updated 2018)

Keto Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
Once you've tasted this recipe, broccoli will be your favorite veggie forever.
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Basic Keto Guacamole
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Keto Margherita Pizza Recipe
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Keto Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Keto Mustard Celeriac Mash Recipe
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Keto Spanish Frittata Recipe
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Keto Dairy-Free Cheesecake Recipe
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Keto Broccoli Tots with Ranch Dressing
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Roasted Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Recipe [Dairy-Free]
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Keto Burger Sauce
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Keto Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
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Keto Eggplant Coconut Curry Recipe
Super easy to prep, completely vegetarian, with absolutely divine flavors. Three great reasons to try out this yummy eggplant coconut curry!
Vegetarian Keto Pizza Recipe
Surprise your vegetarian friends with a meal they will instantly love. This vegetarian keto pizza recipe is beyond tasty even without the meat!
Keto Spinach Avocado Green Smoothie
Not all smoothies are created equal, but you can rest assured that this keto spinach avocado green smoothie is both delicious and nutritious!
Keto Almond Flour Crepes
These mouthwatering crepes are so versatile in how and when they are eaten that this Keto recipe is a staple in your culinary arsenal.
Keto Taco Seasoning
Making your own taco seasoning is easy to do, and chances are you have most of the components already in your spice cupboard. This Keto taco seasoning is better than any store-bought version you've ever tried!
Keto Creamy Mushroom “Risotto” Recipe
This Keto creamy mushroom “risotto” recipe hits all of the spots that the traditional dish would, without taking you out of ketosis.
Keto Cheesy Kale Chips Recipe [Dairy-Free]
You won't believe it's kale! These crispy chips will make you reach for one more... And one more...
Keto Turmeric “Rice” Recipe
Ramp up the health factor in your go-to side dish with this recipe! Are you aware of the many health benefits of turmeric?
Easy Keto Vegetable Ratatouille Recipe
Nothing beats an easy ketogenic stir-fry that you can whip up in no time. And that's exactly what this amazing vegetable ratatouille is!
Keto Mayo Recipe (+ How To Make It Perfectly Every Time)
If you have never made mayo from scratch before, you should start with this one! It's easy to make and goes perfectly with your Ketogenic meals.
Keto Mexican Lime and Chili Cucumbers Salad Recipe
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy side dish to pair with your summer BBQs, then this is it! With lime to provide acidity and cashews and cucumbers to provide the crunch, this is a recipe you'll want to make over and over again.
Keto Cashew Cheese Recipe
Have the best of both worlds and sink your teeth into a cheesy delight without consuming any dairy! This ketogenic cashew cheese recipe is going to knock your socks off.
Keto Quick Asparagus Sauté Recipe
In our modern world, sometimes speed is the name of the game. But getting food fast doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on nutrition and taste. This keto quick asparagus saute recipe takes just five minutes to prepare.
Coconut Oil Keto Granola Recipe
Granola needs some sort of sticky binding agent to help the clusters stick together. Many times this is something sweet, like honey or maple syrup. This keto granola recipe uses coconut oil, which offers a unique sugar-free and low-carb alternative that won't compromise your ketosis.
Keto Buddha Bowl Recipe
What is a Buddha bowl? A whole lot of delicious and healthy ingredients mixed together. Make this keto Buddha bowl recipe and you'll be hooked!
Easy Keto Basil Pesto Recipe [Dairy-Free, No Cheese]
Missing the herby zip of pesto while on Keto? This easy keto basil pesto recipe adds nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy taste without adding dairy.
Keto Garlic Dip Recipe
This keto garlic dip recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, whether for your family or a weekend party! And it's a great alternative for those of you who either don't want or can't tolerate a lot of dairy in your diet.
Spicy Seasoned Keto Zucchini Fries Recipe
Missing your French fries? Try this spicy seasoned keto zucchini fries recipe. The little kick you get from the chili powder livens up the mildness of zucchini!
Cinnamon Keto Granola Recipe
The keto-friendly cinnamon granola recipe tastes like a special treat, but it's secretly nutritious! Enjoy this breakfast recipe that is sugar-free and sweetly satisfying.
36 Keto Cauliflower Rice Recipes for Perfect Pilaf or Craveable Couscous!
Creamy risotto, fluffy couscous, and succulent pilaf- all things you can’t enjoy when you’re living the Keto lifestyle, right? Nope! If you haven’t discovered cauliflower rice already, let me be the first to sing the praises of this fantastic ingredient. I’ve put together a list of my favorite Keto-friendly cauliflower rice recipes so you can get to enjoying this fantastic (and nutritious!) ingredient asap!
Keto Paprika Lime Green Bean Fries Recipe
It's easy enough to steam, boil, bake, or grill plain veggies for a simple weeknight side dish. But, with just a little bit more time and effort, you can really elevate the flavor of a simple bean with this paprika lime coating, turning it into a delicious crunchy fry!.
30 Crave-able Keto Crackers Recipes
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Keto Broccoli Soup Recipe
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Keto Berry “Frozen Yogurt” Recipe
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Keto Zucchini Fritters Recipe
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Keto Italian Flaxseed Crackers Recipe
This Keto Italian Flaxseed Recipe is chock full of flavor. With just a little Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder, you'll have the perfect soup-ready cracker in no time.
Easy Keto Tomato Ketchup Recipe
This easy keto tomato ketchup recipe may be sugar-free, but it's full of flavor, thanks to its use of star anise. It'll guaranteed to be your new favorite burger topping.
Keto Cauliflower Patties Recipe
Craving potato pancakes but don't want the carbs? No problem, thanks to this oh-so-satisfying keto cauliflower patties recipe.
Keto Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe
If eggplant isn't on your radar yet, it should be! This keto-friendly roasted eggplant dip will get you hooked on this palatable purple plant (also known as aubergine!).
Keto Faux French Onion Dip Recipe
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Keto Cauliflower White Rice Recipe
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35 Keto Kale Recipes Worth Keeping
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36 Crave-able Keto Cauliflower Recipes
Is there anything you can’t do to cauliflower? Served roasted or raw, in salads or dips, even made into rice– cauliflower is one of the most versatile veggies around! And with this list of 36 Keto cauliflower recipes, you’ll never be stuck for how to use that beautiful brassica again.
Keto Coleslaw Recipe
Don't be surprised if this keto coleslaw tastes just like the coleslaw you're used to. Coleslaw is one of those foods that is pretty much keto without much need for modification.
32 Vegetarian Keto Diet Recipes To Make Meat-Lovers Swoon
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33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!
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Keto Zucchini Bread Recipe
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22 Wicked Recipes for Keto Waffles
If you have a family of waffle-lovers then read on! Whether you prefer waffles for breakfast with some butter and syrup, or are more into savory ones to serve up for lunch, my list of Wicked Keto Waffle Recipes will give you ideas you can use to create your favorites!
20+ Perfect Keto Pancakes Recipes
Thought you had to give up pancakes on Keto? Think again! This list of Keto pancake recipes will ensure you stay in ketosis while enjoying this traditional breakfast staple. From stacks of beautiful chocolate pancakes to savory zucchini pancakes, we've got them covered.
Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad Recipe [5-Min Recipe]
I get so bored of just eating meat and eggs and more meat on a ketogenic diet. (Even if they are cooked in delicious fats!) That’s why we highly encourage you to eat more vegetables. Of course, you have to stick to low carb vegetables, but there are some great ones to choose from. Particularly cucumbers!
Keto Cauliflower Dip Recipe
Find yourself in a snacking mood? Don’t worry! You won’t have to feel guilty when you snack on this easy and delicious cauliflower dip. Not only is this dip nutrient-rich, but it’s also packed with fiber so this is one snack that will actually fill you up.
Keto Avocado Toast Recipe with Pistachio and Tomato [Paleo, Dairy-Free]
Avocado toast is pretty trendy right now, and rightly so - it's delicious and filling and super easy to make. Instead of paying an exorbitant amount for a slice of high carb, gluten-filled bread, you can make your own Keto avocado toast by following our recipe below. Indulge in this next time you're looking for a quick Ketogenic lunch.
Cinnamon Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding Recipe [Paleo, Dairy-Free]
Keto chia pudding recipes make simple and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert recipes. And they're so easy to make!
Keto Kale Blueberry Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Dairy-Free]
I love easy salads because I often have a salad with my meal and so I don’t want it to be a hassle to make. Salads are such a simple way to get more vegetables into your diet. Give this salad a try: it could soon be a regular addition to your meals!
Keto Garlic Spinach Saute Recipe [AIP, Paleo] – The Perfect Keto Side Dish
This Keto side dish is a really easy as well as nutritious recipe to make. Enjoy with some grilled meats for a quick Ketogenic dinner!
Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe with Lime Pieces [Paleo, Keto]
This guacamole recipe is also great for those on a ketogenic diet as, instead of using regular tomatoes, you use a small amount of cherry tomatoes to keep the net carbohydrate count low.
5-Min Super Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe [Paleo, AIP]
I love guacamole, but sometimes it can be time-consuming to chop up all the vegetables to put into it. Here's a super easy guacamole recipe that you can use to make great tasting guacamole in less than 5 minutes.
Easy Nut & Seed Keto Granola Recipe (Paleo, Sugar-Free)
This is an easy breakfast Keto granola recipe. It's also great if you're on a sugar-free or Paleo diet!