Usually when people hear “keto” they don’t think “vegan” as well. Following two different diets can be challenging, but it’s entirely possible. You just need to be a bit creative and pay close attention to ingredients.
The ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people look to improve their lifestyle and health. Those looking to combine their vegan lifestyle along with a keto diet can instantly become overwhelmed. I don’t blame you, it’s a lot of juggling!
It may seem daunting and impossible, but there are many recipes you can enjoy while being keto and vegan at the same time. You don’t need to compromise flavor or your dietary restrictions! But, by understanding some of the challenges, you can create a good balance that works for you.
Meeting all of your nutritional needs is most important. Here are some of my favorite keto recipes that are also vegan. You can switch up some of the ingredients to fit your dietary restrictions and flavor profile.
1. Air Fryer Okra
I love using the air fryer for simple sides. This recipe for air fryer okra is tasty, keto, and vegan. Serve it alongside any dish of your choosing.
2. Sticky Tofu With Chili Sauce
I know “sticky” isn’t an adjective you typically use to describe tasty food. But, this sticky tofu is an exception. Crispy tofu is the perfect addition to any stir-fry. And, the sweet chili sauce really levels this recipe up. Use your favorite keto hot sauce for this recipe.
3. 10-Minute Garlic Bok Choy
Who doesn’t love a side dish that only takes 10 minutes to prepare? This flavorful bok choy recipe is the perfect vegan/keto side dish for your next meal.
4. Air Fryer Zucchini Boats
Zucchini boats are one of my favorite dishes to prepare. And, they’re even better when they’re whipped up in the air fryer for perfect crispiness. These zucchini boars are keto, vegan, and extra tasty with fresh veggies from the garden.
5. Keto Collard Green Wraps
In only 15 minutes you can have these keto collard green wraps on the table. Not only are they keto and vegan, but they’re also compliant with the Whole 30 diet as well.
6. Keto Fat Bombs
These chocolate fat bombs are simple to make and incredibly delicious. They’re called fat bombs because they’re low in carbs and high in fat. If you’re looking for a tasty treat on your keto/vegan diet, give these a shot.
7. Marinated Tomatoes With Basil
This summer side dish is simple and only takes a few minutes to prepare. With minimal ingredients and prep-work, you can have these keto friendly dish on your table in no time. Use fresh, organic tomatoes for the best flavor.
8. Lemon Garlic Asparagus
Lemon and pepper go incredibly well together and they’re the perfect spices to compliment asparagus. This side dish will leave everyone at the table looking for more. It’s quick, easy, and low carb.
9. Keto Peanut Butter Cups
Did someone say peanut butter cups? If you’re on a vegan and keto diet and looking for a real treat, whip up a batch of these keto peanut butter cups. They’re way better than anything you’ll purchase premade in the store.
10. Homemade Guacamole
Is there anything better than guacamole? I think not. This homemade guacamole is perfectly suitable for your vegan and keto diet. And, it’s incredibly flavorful and addictive.
11. Baked Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Paired with a lettuce wrap or your favorite keto bun, you can make these portobello mushroom burgers when you’re craving a juicy weeknight dinner. Top it off with avocado or your favorite condiments and you’re good to go.
12. Butternut Squash Soup
There’s nothing better than the slow-cooker and this butternut squash soup with coconut milk can be enjoyed on your vegan keto diet. Be sure to mix up the ingredients and spices to fit your dietary preferences and tastes.
13. No-Bake Energy Bites
These energy bites are no-bake and kid friendly. It’s a great dessert recipe for the summer if you don’t want to heat the house up with the oven.
14. No-Bake Energy Bites
Believe it or not, you can enjoy chocolate crunch bars on a keto and vegan diet! This is a quick recipe that will instantly become a favorite in your household.
15. Crispy Lemon Crack Broccoli
If you ever see the word “crack” in a recipe, it’s because it’s so delicious and incredibly addicting. This recipe is no exception! Whip up some of this crispy broccoli the next time you need a vegan-friendly side.
16. Keto Berry Smoothie
I love a good smoothie and this list wouldn’t be complete without one. Avocado, coconut milk, and berries all come together to make this smoothie one for the books.
17. Indian Pumpkin Curry
Pumpkin is another tasty ingredient that is vegan and keto friendly. If it happens to be fall (or any season really), whip up a batch of this Indian pumpkin curry. You won’t be disappointed with how flavorful and warming it is. And, it can be made in less than 30 minutes.
18. Keto Pumpkin Mousse
Since we’re on the topic of pumpkin, let’s talk about this delicious keto pumpkin mousse. I love a good no-make dessert, and this one is worth making the next time you have a craving for pumpkin pie.
19. Chunky Guacamole
You can never have too many guacamole recipes, and this one happens to be my favorite. Use it to top a salad, a burger, or just eat it plain the way it is.
20. Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
This tomato salad is the perfect summer vegetable side dish. The homemade lime dressing adds a ton of flavor, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering.