Vegan keto?

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Anyone following a mostly veg or vegan keto diet? What recipe resources are you using? My family still plans on eating meat, but less so…we’ve decided to treat it as a luxury item. Thanks!

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Leanne Vogel “healthful Persuit” recently posted 25 vegan keto recipes. Go to her site as she links to others 🙂

  • Maggasaki
    Oh right! My family is currently following her plans/advice right now!
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Well, if it is a cost issue, there are a lot of ways to get your meat on without paying the high prices for grass fed steaks.

Look into what is called “cow pooling” in your area.  It gets you a quantity discount.

Also make friends with your local butcher.  Many items such as organ meats, soup bones, tongue, “oxtail”, etc. are often available for very low prices.  Just making your own bone broth could be a great addition to your diet.

And definitely eat those eggs and fish.  Canned sardines are a great keto protein source that is also budget friendly.

  • AlohaBird
    ETA Also, not sure where you live but try finding the grocery stores where people of non-Caucasian shades do their shopping. They are much less squeamish about things like organ meats and the other odd bits. They also have a wider variety of meats to choose from. Goat is incredibly cheap and makes a great slow cooker stew. There is a great cook book called “Odd Bits” actually that talks hesitant through making use of the whole animal from nose to tail. For instance, you can buy a whole bag of chicken feet at a Vietnamese market in San Diego for dirt cheap and make terrific bone broth with them. This kind of “nose to tail” cooking is not only budget friendly but also really healthy.
  • Maggasaki
    I’ll have to check out cow pooling. We have a couple of friends interested in going in on a cow and/or a pig this fall/winter, is that kind of what you’re talking about? And we don’t have any butchers in town. :( I live in Des Moines, Iowa, so the other problem here is that the majority of meat here is conventional and I just don’t trust it. We have some pretty good Asian food stores with lots of odd bits and I bought some super cheap beef bones to make broth once. The foam at the top was black and it STUNK. I tasted it after a day and it was disgusting. That pretty much soured me from doing that again. And since this buying bones for broth/paleo kick, local farmers have jacked up their grassfed bone prices to almost $5/lb. That’s just too much! I hate that eating healthfully and simply is getting so damn expensive.
  • AlohaBird
    When you do the cow (or pig) pooling, ask whoever is doing the slaughtering if they will save you the bones. That stinky black foam sounds like not just a conventionally raised animal but one that was sick. Ew. That’s another good reason for cow pooling. Some farms actually let you go out and “meet your meat” before it is killed so that you can see it is healthy and see the conditions it lived in.
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It is theoretically possible to stay veg (including eggs and dairy) and keto but vegan would be very hard.  You would have to rely heavily on coconut, mac-nuts, and avocado.

Not only that but skipping the meat is not good for your overall health.  There is a reason why vegans need regular B12 injections.   Unless it is a religious conviction, at least include seafood.

  • Maggasaki
    Oh right. I forgot about eggs. There’s no way in hell I’m giving those up. And we love fish. It’s mostly a cost thing. We don’t want to eat conventional meat but are still on one income and can’t afford many grass-fed and/or humanely raised meats until we find friends to go in on a cow and pig from a local farmer who fits those guidelines.
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