Low carb vegan recipes are not as dull or as tasteless as you might think. They’re not hard to find either and we’ve made it even easier for you. We’ve listed 15, plus a video featuring a few of our favorites, below. From low carb breakfast and keto desserts, to low carb vegetables and vegan keto recipes, we have them all here. Give in to your cravings and mind your carbs at the same time, in this roundup of low carb vegan recipes!
Low Carb Vegan Recipes You Need To Try
1. Vegan Banana Nut Muffins
When you think of low carb food, you don’t normally imagine muffins. Well, if the muffins are vegan, they definitely deserve to be at the forefront of your mind (and menu). The alternative vegan ingredients used in this banana muffin recipe are much healthier compared to regular store-bought muffins. This basically means you’re getting the ‘good’ kind of carbohydrates instead of all that fat and sugar.
2. Vegan Granola Bars
A vegan granola bar is an awesome, go-to breakfast for busy weekdays! Granola is a relatively nutritious, calorie-packed breakfast, which is why it’s popular. Good portions of high-quality granola can give you the energy boost you need in the morning — without the bad, overly-processed carbohydrates. Take it easy on the amount you eat, though. This recipe is so good you might overindulge! Make your own granola at home so that you can control the quality of the ingredients. No sugar or preservatives here!
3. Breakfast Kale Salad
With kale, tofu, avocado, and creamy cashew carrot sauce, you can make the ultimate breakfast salad. This recipe is meant to be like a sandwich, only without the bread. That means you get all the different textures and flavors that a sandwich normally offers but without the carbs. This recipe is delicious, healthy, and filling — what more do you need from a great breakfast?
4. Banana Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl
A smoothie bowl filled to the brim with roasted beets, raspberries, bananas, and almond milk, among other good nutritious ingredients, is a good example of a healthy morning meal. You can expect a breakfast like this to be low-carb, not to mention packed with vitamins, fiber, and protein, too. Obviously, you can expect the taste to be exquisite as well!
5. Low Carb Mac and Cheese
There’s a vegan low carb version of the ultimate comfort food–mac and cheese. Even if it’s vegan, you can achieve similar texture and taste of real mac and cheese with alternative ingredients like cashews or nutritional yeast. The combined aroma of the spices such as turmeric, cayenne, chili, and garlic does wonders to the overall flavor of this vegan macaroni and cheese.
6. Raw Pad Thai
If you want a low-carb, gluten-free healthy lunch or dinner, you might want to try making raw pad thai. This meal is light yet filling at the same time and is mostly made with vegetables. What gives this pad thai a boost of flavor is its delightful sauce — it’s fresh and sweet, with a little bit of tang.
7. Curried Red Lentil Soup with Dried Cherries and Cilantro
A curried red lentil soup will warm you up on a cold rainy day but not because of the carb content! This recipe provides the kind of soup you want for dinner when you need something good and hearty, but not too heavy. Since it’s made with coconut milk, carrots, lentils, and various herbs and spices, you can expect this soup to have minimal carbs — even if you have it with whole wheat naan.
8. Shiitake Mushroom Tacos
Shiitake mushrooms are a must-have ingredient for a vegan’s pantry. They are meaty and delicious, and when cooked right, they retain a good amount of juiciness. Additionally, they add a unique, earthy aroma to your food. So it comes as no surprise shiitake mushrooms are great in vegan tacos. They provide both texture and flavor, which pairs well with the corn tortillas, lime, cilantro, and garlic.
9. Mushroom Lasagna
Yes, it is possible to make lasagna vegan and gluten-free. But, if you have tasted the classic non-vegan version, then you have to be realistic — vegan lasagna won’t be the same. Still, this recipe is delicious, unique, and worth a try. This is a good recipe to keep, even if you’re not vegan, in case you want a healthier alternative to your favorite comfort food.
10. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Rosemary
Have a super light dinner with these low carb vegan roasted Brussels sprouts. You can eat these on their own or pair them with a bowl of curried lentil soup. This recipe is light but packed with flavor along with vitamins, protein, and fiber. You’ll be surprised how addictive seasoned vegetables can be. The secret to delicious Brussel sprouts? Freshly-picked, organic, overwintered brussels sprouts cooked right.
11. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
A creamy chocolate dessert is what you need to end a low carb vegan meal. Of course, like the rest of the recipes here, this two-ingredient chocolate mousse is vegan too! It’s a decadent, healthy dessert perfect even for non-vegans. While this delicious dessert takes only 20 minutes to prepare, keep in mind, it takes at least three hours to freeze.
12. Chocolate Low Carb Vegan Fudge
Our favorite vegan desserts aren’t limited to mousse. This chocolate low carb vegan fudge is so good–it needs to be included. Thanks to their unprocessed ingredients, indulging in these fudge bars is relatively guilt-free. So how is this fudge low carb? You have coconut milk to thank for that!
13. Avocado Ice Cream
You don’t always need an ice cream maker to make ice cream, especially when it’s made with avocados. The superfood avocado is creamy as it is. You only need to blend it with almond milk and syrup to get the creamy texture. Besides being vegan and low in carbs, this avocado dessert is also gluten-free. This is the treat you need to have stocked in your freezer at all times!
14. Fudgy Keto Low Carb Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free)
We cannot easily give up on our favorite brownies but we can make them paleo, vegan, and sugar-free. Unsurprisingly we get to make it low-carb, too. The secret is, we use vegan substitutes for all the rather vegan-unfriendly ingredients. We use almond flour for all-purpose flour and ground flax as a substitute for eggs. For chocolate and sweetener, you only need to check the whole recipe here for substitutes.
15. Low Carb Veggie Pizza
Sorry, but thin crust pizza won’t do for a low carb diet. If you are craving pizza right about now, this low carb pizza is the perfect solution. You can give in to your craving with this healthy yet delicious pizza recipe. Spoiler alert! It’s a vegetable-based dough so we don’t want you to get your hopes up high on an ooey gooey pizza. It’s crunchy though and the cheese and eggs added should meet all of your craving needs.
Check out 4 more low carb vegan recipes in this video by Anarchist Kitchen:
There you have it, vegans! Delicious low carb vegan recipes you can serve your family. These healthy vegan recipes will make delicious low carb meals that you and your family will love! Keep eating healthy with your family and start with these appetizing healthy low carb vegan recipes!
Which of these low carb vegan recipes will you be trying first? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.