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. 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.