Day in the Life of a Keto Vegetarian

Cauliflower Soup — Reminds me of mashed potatoes!

I get asked all the time, what do you eat in a typical day?

Breakfast

I always share an avocado (healthy source of fat!) with my girls. To mix it up, I will eat either eggs or Noatmeal. As a special treat, we may enjoy keto waffles or pancakes once a week.

Lunch

My lunch is always a large salad. You will find that vegetables are more flavorful once you break your carb addiction. My typical salad consists of:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Hot Peppers from Potbelly’s
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Olives
  • Dressing Options:
    • Olive Oil
    • Red Wine Vinaigrette

Be careful not to use a sugary dressing or load up on root vegetables!

Snacks

Almonds is my go to snack. Olives, Macadamia nuts, cheese sticks, hummus and veggies, and protein chips are also great options. Early in my keto days, I would make a weekly batch of fat bombs.

Dinner

Dinner time is your opportunity to mix it up. Keto Recipes are generally easier to cook because they only have a few recipes, but they are alos more flavorful. Here are some of my favorites:

Keto Vegetarian Chili

Cheesy “Beef” Taco Skillset

Keto Chili   

Cauliflower Soup — Reminds me of mashed potatoes!  (tastes like mashed potatoes)

Vegan Keto Crack Slaw

Drinks

I only drink water, hot tea, and black coffee. Similar to vegetables, hot tea will also become more flavorful once you break your addiction to carbs.

Alcohol is off limits for me. Vodka is technically “keto friendly”, but I found that adapting to a healthier keto was a great opportunity for me to stop drinking.

Eating out?

When travelling or eating out, I will typically settle on a customized salad or vegetarian omelet. I will always add an avocado and switch out the salad dressings to oil and/or vinaigrette. Most cafes will let you switch out the carby sides for an avocado or greens. I will sometimes order a black bean burger patty with an avocado, or a burrito bowl (no rice, light black beans, plenty of veggies) from Chipotle or Qdoba.

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