BANTING FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS

Floret Salad 1

I didn’t even know if this was possible, but I have been thinking about the Banting program and all it has to offer and wondered if it was maybe a bit limiting!  I know so many people who chose the Vegetarian or Vegan lifestyle due to their absolute love and devotion to animals.  I have been wondering, how can Vegetarians and Vegans still be healthy and follow a Low Carb High Fat diet?

I was so pleased with the results I found through researching!  It is very possible to live a healthy lifestyle while being Vegetarian, Vegan or Raw!  For most people in this category, it will initially be quite daunting to think that they will not be able to eat beans, soy, rice or grains – I’m sure they will be wondering ‘Well, what’s left then?”  Well, here is a list:

Almonds
Pistachios
Walnuts
Hemp Seed
Avocados
Broccoli
Eggs (vegetarian)
Potatoes (usually not allowed on Banting)
Spinach
Spirulina

So, think Smoothies, Almond Milk, Coconut Flour, Nut butters, 
Seed Bread, Dips, Snacks, Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Good fat 
such as coconut oil and olive oil!  Natural oil from nuts and 
seeds, butter and cheese (if vegetarian), omelettes.....

When you come to think of it, the options are endless!

I have a Veggie favourite!  It originally came from the Hopewood 
Recipe Book, which is a health retreat in NSW, Australia, which 
a friend of mine in Sydney gave me as a gift!  Every time I make 
this dish, people beg me for the recipe - it truly is delicious, 
while being nutritious and a perfect combination of all the 
vitamins and minerals needed in a vegetarian/vegan diet - and of 
course for the non-vegetarians too. 

Floret Salad 2

NUTTY FLORET SALAD

1 cup Cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 cup Broccoli, cut into small florets
1 cup Snow Peas, de-veined and sliced
1/2 cup Almonds, toasted
1/4 cup Cashews, toasted
1/4 cup Shredded Coconut, lightly toasted
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved

Toss all ingredients together with Oriental dressing

ORIENTAL DRESSING

1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Tamari
1 Garlic Clove
1 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Roasted Sesame Seeds

Mix all ingredients together well.



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