List of low carb vegan foods

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You might wonder if a vegan low carbohydrate diet isn't overly restrictive. It's true that it cuts out quite a few things most people are used to eating, both animal products and high carb foods. But really, there are plenty of things left to make up a healthy nutritionally complete and tasty varied diet.

I tried to list all the things you can eat while being low carb and vegan. Building blocks for a healthy animal and environmentally friendly diet! I didn't even get everything (so many foods!), but it paints a nice picture of variety. I also didn't list any of the things you can make yourself, like lc breads and muffins. I tried to put the lowest carb foods at the front of the lists and slightly higher carb foods towards the back, but I didn't look up all the exact nutritional values, so I might have messed up here and there.


Tofu (firm and silken) | Seitan | Tempeh | TVP/soy chunks | Store bought meat analogues | Edamame | Soy beans (black and white) | Lupin beans | Split peas | Lentils.


Kale | Zucchini | Cucumber | Spinach | Arugula | Lettuce | Chard | Collards | Bok Choy | Celery | Napa cabbage | Endive | Fennel | Seaweed (nori, wakame, kelp etc.) | Sprouts (alfalfa, beans sprouts etc.) | Peppers | Okra | Asparagus | Broccoli | Cauliflower | Cabbage | Sauerkraut | Beets | Carrots | Scallions/green onions | Leeks | Mushrooms (button, shiitake, oyster etc.) | Green beans | Rutabaga | Turnips | Kohlrabi | Radish | Celeriac root | Pumpkin | Spaghetti Squash | Butternut squash | Tomato | Eggplant | Onions | Snap peas.


Strawberries | Blueberries | Raspberries | Blackberries | Cranberries | Rhubarb | Lemons | Limes | Melons | Oranges | Apricots | Kiwi | Passionfruit | Apples | Pears | Peaches | Pineapple | Mango | Cherries | Grapes.

Nuts and seeds

Almonds | Macadamia nuts | Brazil nuts | Pecans | Walnuts | Hazelnuts | Pistachios | Nut butters | Coconut | Avocados | Olives | Flax seeds | Chia seeds | Pine nuts | Hemp seeds | Pumpkin seeds | Sunflower seeds | Sesamy seeds/tahini | Peanuts | Cashews.


Protein powders (soy, hemp, pea etc.) | Vital wheat gluten | Soy flour | Flax meal | Coconut flour | Almond and other nut flours | Psyllium husks | Wheat bran | Oat bran | Wheat germ.


Soy milk (unsweetened) | Coconut milk | Almond and other nut milks (unsweetened) | Soy yoghurt | Coconut yoghurt | Some vegan cheeses (Tofutti cream cheese, Sheese etc.).


Olive oil | Canola oil | Sesame oil | Walnut oil | Coconut oil | Margerine etc.


Herbs and spices (all kinds) | Vinegar (all kinds) | Soy sauce | Salt | Broth and bouillon cubes | Mustard | Red and white wine | Garlic | Nutritional yeast | Cocoa powder | Coffee.


Erythritol | Liquid sucralose/Splenda | Stevia | Aspartame | Inuline | Xylitol.


Elaine op 8-11-2016 - 23:40

I feel like I've hit the jackpot coming across your website! I was running out of ideas to switch up my low carb meal plan. Fantastic site and content. Thanks for sharing!!!

Martine op 10-11-2016 - 8:28

Hi Elaine, that's so good to hear! I hope you enjoy our recipes.

Dee op 22-4-2017 - 11:14

Awesome resource. Thank you for sharing

Martine op 22-4-2017 - 13:56

Thanks Dee!

Terra op 27-5-2018 - 4:19

I'm so grateful for this list and information! However, I would love to make a request. Please consider removing canola oil from this list. Thank you for your time and effort creating and sharing this information!!

Martine op 28-5-2018 - 7:22

Hi Terra, I'm glad my information is useful to you! Unfortunately, there is a lot of fear mongering about canola oil, which is not based in scientific evidence. Canola is actually a great source of unsaturated fat, including omega 3 ALA fats. So I am deliberately keeping it on my list.

Linda H. op 16-2-2019 - 1:13

Wow I can't thank you enough for making this list. I am vegan but a fat one, the carbs killed me, that is why I am so happy to start my adventure.

Martine op 16-2-2019 - 13:43

Good luck Linda! Glad to be of help :)

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