Plant-Based Keto: Not All Fats Are Created Equal

A bowl of vegetables on a table

Eating Clean: What to Eat on a Plant-Based Keto Diet:

Two bottles of coconut oil
  • Tofu, which is derived from soybeans. If you have ever eaten Japanese food, you have likely sampled little pieces of tofu in the miso soup served prior to the meal. This little, spongey delight is low in calories and high in fat and protein. While it isn’t flavorful on its own, it does take well to marinades and sauces. It is basically a blank canvas and an opportunity for you to get creative in the kitchen!
  • Tempeh is also derived from soybeans, but it is fermented (which is great for gut health!). It has a firmer texture than tofu and a bit more of a nutty flavor. It is our go-to for tacos, or any ground-meat substitute because it can be crumbled into little bits without totally losing its firm consistency.
  • The last common option in the family of plant-based proteins is seitan. It is made of vital wheat gluten. If you have Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, this option is not for you. Even if you don’t suffer from either of those conditions, it can be difficult to digest, however, it is the most meat-like of the three because it is extremely firm. The consistency is like a very well-cooked, boiled chicken breast. Try it in a stir fry or casserole because it will stay firm even after baking for hours.

The Benefits of Eating Clean

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