Low Carb Plants

I know this isn’t the most original topic but after publishing my recent posts 8 Low-Carb Vegan Proteins and High Protein Vegan Snacks, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers about which whole-food plants to pair them with.  Below are some of my favorites and ideas on what to do with them.

13 Low Carb Plants to Eat ~ TheDreamyIdealist
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CAULIFLOWER

5g Carbs/Cup

Cauliflower is the new Kale.  I love making Cauliflower Wings and Garlic Knots.  When I’m feeling less into cooking I steam some in my ricecooker for 5-8 minutes.

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BRUSSEL SPROUTS

8g Carbs/Cup

I like to cut them in half, toss with some sesame oil and vegan parm.  Then roast in the oven on 375°F (190°C) for 30-ish minutes.

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KALE

6g Carbs/Cup

I love Kale in all the ways, but my recent favorite way to devour it is to first saute some Beyond Chick’n in some Melt.  Once warm, I add in torn pieces of Kale and stir around until wilted.  Then sprinkle with a generous helping of FYH Vegan Parm.

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ASPARAGUS

5g Carbs/Cup

Another super versatile veggie that can be prepared in all the ways.  I love to take it glamping.  Just pop it into a foil pouch with a little sea salt, pepper and the oil/vegan butter of your choice.  And grill until yummy.

13 Low Carb Plants to Eat ~ TheDreamyIdealist

LETTUCE

1g Carbs/Cup

Easy right?!?!  I like to top a bed of lettuce with a Beast Burger (review here) for a classic burger salad.  Sometimes when glamping, we marinade a head of romaine in italian dressing and grill it. (see What Vegan Glampers Eat).

13 Low Carb Plants to Eat ~ TheDreamyIdealist

TOMATOES/EGGPLANT/CABBAGE

7g Carbs/Cup – Tomatoes  5g Carbs/Cup – Eggplant  5g Carbs/Cup – Cabbage

I like to chop them all up and stick them in a pot to slowcook into a stew.  (Recipe here)  Add in some vegan sausage for extra protein and flavor to make it a full meal.

13 Low Carb Plants to Eat ~ TheDreamyIdealist

RUTABAGA

12g Carbs/Cup

Good god I love Rutabaga.  If you’ve never had one, the flavor is a cross between a turnip, potato and sharp cheese.  Try making my recipe for Rutabaga Puree that was featured on Tofutti.com.  Fun fact: Ithaca, NY has an annual Rutabaga Curl which is a fun quirky event.

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RASPBERRIES/BLACKBERRIES/STRAWBERRIES

15g Carbs/Cup – Raspberries  14g Carbs/Cup – Blackberries  13g Carbs/Cup – Strawberries

Eat them as a side dish or toss into a smoothie.

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WATERMELON

11g Carbs/Cup

Have you seen the Watermelon Cakes all over Pinterest?  Just sub in Coco Whip for the Cool Whip.  I’ve also grilled a slab and eaten it like a burger.  Amazing!


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