tkins Diet Plan For Vegetarians
I started my Atkins Diet (read Low Carb diet) as a non-vegetarian but the moment I shifted from Bhubaneswar to Noida it became difficult for me to continue with that as I didn’t want to eat costly fish brought from the notoriously polluted Yamuna. Read my non-vegetarian diet plan here
I like chicken but can’t eat it on a daily basis while eating pork and beef are out of the question. So I was left with hardly any option but to shift to my ‘generally vegetarian’ lifestyle. A look at the weekly Tuesday vegetable shopping spree made me too happy as it was full of low-carb vegetables. This is the list of veggies I buy every week mainly for their low-carb content. So here is the list with the carb content of each veggie.
Carbs gm / 100gm1
1.4 to 1.9
Red cabbage raw
Baby corn boiled
Mung sprouts raw
Red pepper raw
After going through this list you can surely have a general idea about how you can create a healthy and tasty low carb meal. Make salads, soups or sauté them.
If you eat eggs then add a handful of cabbage, chopped spinach, a tsp of chopped onions, a garlic clove chopped to 2 beaten eggs and sauté in a tbsp butter. Sprinkle salt, pepper and there you have a full meal ready.
Here is an easy recipe for low-carb vegetarian which is my favorite.
IMPORTANT – If you are vegan or intolerant to eggs you can make the same recipe without eggs and with an increase in Tofu/Paneer. It will be better to blend tofu/paneer into cream form for better baking.
Recipe – EGG, TOFU, VEGGIE BAKE
Number of servings – 4 (can make 2 too)
Eggs – 4
Tofu – 50 g / Paneer – 30g
Capsicum – 50 g
Spinach – 100g
Onions – 2 tbsp chopped
Butter – 2 tbsp
Milk – 0.5 cup
calories – 169
carbs – 3
protein – 9
net carb – 2 (per serve)
Mix everything together and either micro high for 4-5 minutes or make into a thick omelet. Believe me, it’s yummy and healthy
tkins Diet Plan For Vegetarians
My vegetarian low-carb meal plan generally goes like this.
A tsp of roasted methi powder with 2 glasses of water. After this a big mugful of black tea without sugar with a tbsp milk cream (malai) and four almonds.
After my Walk at Home program. Two eggs cooked with veggies and lots of butter. (Above mentioned recipe) and a big mug of black coffee with 1 tablet stevias.
Big plate of salad (blanched cabbage, capsicum, spinach) with 40g paneer crumbled in it.
Black tea with cream and 20 gms peanuts/ walnuts.
Cabbage, capsicum, ginger, spinach, green chilies and coriander sautéed/ baked/ soup. A few almonds for that sweet tooth satiety.
You can always keep changing the vegetable combinations. Like at times I just love to have a bowl of ‘Sarson Palak’s Saag’ with a big spoon full of desi ghee. It is great in winter for dinner.
TIP OF THE DAY – To keep portions under control chop and weigh veggies in the morning only and keep them aside so that you are clear about your daily allowances.
Keep food weighing machine always at hand.
People at times will call you crazy but that is the way it is. It’s your life and as far as food is concerned you have the full right to have your way. Be particular about your life now. You can’t let go of your joy of being healthy as you have got one chance to live a healthy fulfilling life.
Love Life, Live Life.
P.S – Read Kanan’s inspiring weight loss story here.
You may also like reading these low carb egg and veg recipes –
Sauteed VeggiesInteresting egg recipe ideasCabbage and Egg RecipePeanut salad