* The Keto diet is focused on high volumes of protein and healthy fats, and low carbs
* It can be difficult to follow if you’re also a vegetarian
* These four cookbooks provide diverse recipes that are easy and quick to make
LeBron James tried it for 67 days in 2014, going viral for his obvious weight loss. Adriana Lima commits to it in the run up to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Jersey Shore cast mate Vinny Guadagnino dedicated his Instagram account, @ketoguido, to it. More than one of the Kardashians has tried it. The Ketogenic diet, a diet that is high in healthy fats and protein and low in carbs and sugar, has gained a vast, dedicated following for its notable benefits, that include everything from weight loss to even increased life span.
While there may be plenty of online resources for those following the diets offering helpful recipes and tips, it can be harder to follow if you have additional dietary restrictions, such as being a vegan or vegetarian. To help those with plant-based diets reap the benefits of Keto, we’ve hunted down four delicious cookbooks filled with healthy keto and vegetarian friendly recipes.
1. Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation
Dr. Will Cole, a medical expert on thyroid issues and digestive disorders, pens a comprehensive program that provides many of the fat-burning benefits of a traditional Keto diet, without the unnecessary antibiotics and hormones. Packed with over 75 recipes that range from pescatarian to vegan, you can pick and choose your custom program based on what you want to target, whether it be weight loss, increased energy, or something entirely different. Packed with diverse and helpful expert tips, there’s a reason why this book was a Goop book club pick.
2. Keto Diet Cookbook: The Complete Vegetarian Keto Diet Cookbook
If you’re a new comer to the Keto diet and are struggling to find ways to get all of your necessary nutrients while still maintaining a vegetarian diet, this book is for you. Filled with low-carb, high-fat recipes, this cookbook will make your Keto transition easy, as it contains everything from easy lunches to guilt-free desserts.
3. Vegetarian Keto Diet for Beginners
Filled with over 55 delicious recipes, this book adheres to both Keto and Vegetarian diets, without sacrificing flavor and efficacy. It’s also filled with a variety of lacto and ovo substitutes to suit the needs to vegans, and emphasizes healthy, filling recipes that will also promote weight loss.
4. SIMPLY KETO DIET FOR BEGINNER VEGETARIANS: Top 50 Fresh And Delicious, Easy And Quick Keto Recipes
While many Keto cookbooks and diet plans offer delicious recipe ideas, they can also come with a hefty price tag. This cookbook contains a wide range of comprehensive recipes and meal ideas, all with affordable ingredients. It’s not only vegetarian-friendly, but also provides food suggestions for those with even more restrictive diets, such as diabetics and breast-feeding mothers.