The Ultimate List of High Protein Low Carb Vegan Foods

Protein is one of those topics that always seems to come up when it comes to plant based diets. Meat eaters will ask you “how do you get your protein” and they will often claim that you simply can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet.

That’s nonsense of course.

The amount of protein one requires to be healthy and function optimally is often overstated, largely in part due to misinformation spread by the muscle building industry.

But protein is one of the fundamental building blocks of life, and it IS very important that you have an adequate protein intake in order to be healthy. It’s also one of the biggest struggles people have on vegan keto due to the removal of carb rich foods such as most beans and legumes from the diet.

Don’t worry, here’s the good news…

There are actually plenty of ways to get healthy vegetable protein into your body on vegan keto. And in this post we’re going to list all of the best sources of vegan protein that provide a large amount of protein for low net carbs.

Our hope is that this list will serve as a guide to any vegan who is following a high protein low carb diet plan, and to help dispel the protein myth once and for all.

Well keep updating this post when we discover more excellent low carb vegan protein sources, so feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions in the comment box at the bottom of this article!

Now, before we begin…

How Much Vegan Protein Should You Be Aiming For?

Our advise on vegan protein intake is based on recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Dietitians of Canada. Plant based proteins are said to absorb 10% less efficiently and the recommendations below take into account the type of protein in vegetables vs meat.

Basically you should be aiming for the following daily protein intakes:

  • For sedentary people and those exercising to lose weight between 0.4g – 0.6g protein per pound of body weight per day.
  • For active people and those wishing to build muscle between 0.6g and 0.9g protein per pound of body weight per day.

For example, if you weigh 180 pounds and were looking to lose weight you would be aiming for between 72g – 108g protein per day.

Learn more about protein and other macros on Vegan Keto here.

The High Protein Low Carb Vegan Food List

This list contains a variety of vegan foods, selected for their high protein content when compared with their net carb counts. It also contains all of the macro nutrients to make it easy for you to work them into your diet.

A few notes:

  1. To create this list we analysed over 100 low carb vegan foods from our Vegan Keto Food List, organised them by their ratio of protein to net carbs, took the foods with the most protein for lowest net carbs and then removed the foods that would require eating way too much to get a noteworthy amount of protein.
  2. We’ve listed the foods in a table below, and after that we’ve included some key information about each food including a brief overview, protein and nutritional content and how to consume it.
  3. This list will be updated when we discover new low carb, high protein vegan foods.
  4. Soy is often a staple in vegan keto on account of it’s very low net carbs and high protein, but for one reason or another some people can’t or prefer not to eat soy. So while there are soy foods on this list there are also plenty of other options!
  5. And lastly we should note that we haven’t included protein powders in this list, as we will be posting a separate guide to low carb vegan protein powders in the near future.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

Here’s the Low Carb Vegan Protein Sources Chart With Our Top Picks to Help You On Your Vegan Keto Journey!

Vegan Keto Food List (MeatFreeKeto)Serving SizeCalories (kcal)Protein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)Fibre (g)Net Carbs (g)
Brocolli Rabe100g223.20.52.92.70.2
Flax seeds1oz (28g)1515.2128.27.70.5
Beyond Burger113g (1 Patty)2702020532
Soy Milk (Unsweetened)1 Cup879.34.64.33.11.2
Hemp seeds1oz (28g)1578.913.82.51.11.4
Vital Wheat Gluten (Seitan)100g37075.21.913.80.613.2
Tempeh (Raw)100g19220.310.87.63.73.9
Tahini1oz (28g)1697.115.12.70.91.8
Nutritional yeast1oz (28g)11415.21.09.55.73.8
Quorn Vegan 'Chicken' Tenders100g10716.01.39.35.34.0
Artichoke hearts100g473.30.210.59.80.7
Tofu (Raw, Firm)100g7894.22.90.92
Pumpkin seeds1oz (28g)1638.513.94.21.82.4
Peanuts1oz (28g)1617.3144.62.42.2
Edamame100g10911.24.77.64.82.8

Next let’s deep dive into each of these foods and see how they can help us.

1.     Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) – 3.2g Protein and 0.2g Net Carbs per 100g

What is Broccoli Rabe?

Broccoli rabe (AKA rapini) is one of the few high protein, low carb vegetables around. In fact rapini and endive are the closest things to “no carb vegetables” we’ve found! Rapini looks and tastes similar to broccoli, but is in fact more closely related to a turnip. It’s very common in China, and is also popular served with Pasta in Italy.

It’s flavour is nutty and a little bitter, similar to broccoli.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

100g of broccoli rabe has 3.2g protein and only 0.2 net carbs, making it the ultimate high protein, low carb vegetable to work into your meals.

It’s also packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, C, B-6, iron and calcium.

According to the NCCDB 100g of raw rapini is also packed with nutrients such as:

  • Vitamin A (52% DV)
  • Vitamin C (34% DV)
  • Vitamin B-6 (8.6% DV)
  • Iron (12% DV)
  • Calcium (11% DV)

What’s not to love about this vegetable?

Learn more about the benefits of Rapini here.

How to Consume Rapini?          

Rapini is commonly blanched and then sautéed with olive oil and chilli or other spices. Sautéed rapini on cauliflower rice is a great vegan keto snack or meal. Throw in 1oz of toasted pumpkin seeds and you’ve got some serious protein for very little net carbs.

2.     Flaxseed (Linseed) – 5.2g Protein and 0.5g Net Carbs Per Oz

What is Flaxseed (AKA Linseed)?

Flaxseed (AKA Linseed) are just that – seeds from a crop known as Flax. The variety most usually consumed is Brown flaxseed which is what we mean when we refer to flaxseed or linseed. It’s high in fibre but low in carbs, and is a nutritional powerhouse.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

1 oz of Fflaxseed contains 151 calories, 5.2g protein and a miniscule 0.5g net carbs, so it provides significant energy and protein for next to no carbs.

It has many benefits including being a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, lowering LDL cholesterol and potentially protecting against some forms of cancer.

It’s also full of vitamins and minerals and very high in magnesium.

According to the NCCDB 1 oz of flaxseed contains the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Calcium (7.2% RDI)
  • Iron (9% RDI)
  • Magnesium (27.8% RDI)
  • Potassium (6.6$% rDI)
  • Selenium (10.3% RDI)
  • Zinc (8.2% RDI)

Learn more about the benefits of flaxseed here.

How to Consume Flaxseed:

It can be ground up and used as a binding agent in low carb baking, sprinkled on a breakfast bowl, used to make crackers and more making flaxseed perfect for making high protein low carb vegan meals.

3.     Beyond Meat’s ‘Beyond Burger’ – 20g Protein and 2g Net Carbs Per Patty

What is the Beyond Burger?

Beyond Meats offer a range of vegan “meat” products all the way from “beef” crumbles, “chicken” strips to sausages and burger patties. You can check out the macronutrient profiles for all of their products on our low carb vegan food list.

Here we are focusing on their flagship product – the “Beyond Burger”!

Taken from the official Beyond Meat’s website:

“The Beyond Burger™ is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger. It has all the juicy, meat deliciousness of a traditional burger, but comes with the upsides of a plant-based meal.”

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Just one Patty comes in at 270 Calories, 20g of Protein, 20g of Fat for only 2 net carbs.

It’s worth noting that there are quite a lot of processed foods in this burger so we wouldn’t recommend eating this more than once a week. The burger’s primary ingredients are water, pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil and refined coconut oil.

But it sure is delicious!

Check out these reviews from people who’ve tried it:

“I tried other “veggie” burgers and man, this is like having a real burger. I am sooooooooooooooo happy because my husband is a vegetarian and he will not believe the taste!” – Nancy Chin-Wagner

“Your new burger is an absolute game changer. This product is literally going to change the way people view food.” – Richard Landau, Vedge Restaurant

These burgers are certainly a great low carb, high protein vegan treat and we are already busy thinking up creative recipes to utilise these burgers!

How to Consume the Beyond Burger:

Fry it up with some garlic and eat it whole, chop it up and cook it in a salad or stir fry, make an open burger with some dairy free cheese – it’s up to you! Just make sure not put it with bread of course!

4.     Soy Milk (Unsweetened) – 9.3g Protein and 1.2g Net Carbs Per Cup

What is Soy Milk?

Soy milk is made by soaking and grinding down soy beans, boiling the mixture and then filtering out remaining lumps. It can be a great addition to your vegan keto diet as it has a great thick texture and rich flavor, it’s low carb, provides a decent amount of calories and is very high protein when compared to other vegan milks.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

One cup of soy milk (unsweetened) contains 87 calories, 9.3g protein and 1.2g net carbs making it an easy way to get a lot of protein on a Vegan Keto diet!

It comes in both fortified and non-fortified versions. The fortified version is recommended when doing vegan keto as is provides extra vitamins and minerals including up to 50% RDI of vitamin b12 and 30% RDI of calcium. Regardless it is important to get the unsweetened version otherwise it will be loaded with sugar and therefore be high carb.

As the additional nutrients present in fortified versions of different brands vary greatly, we’ve taken the vitamin and mineral data for non-fortified soy milk and presented it below. Even un-fortified soy milk is very nutritious!

According to the NCCDB 1 cup of non-fortified unsweetened soy milk contains:

  • Vitamin B1 (5.3% RDI)
  • Vitamin B2 (8.6% RDI)
  • Vitamin B6 (6.0% RDI)
  • Vitamin K (12.2%)
  • Calcium (5.6%)
  • Iron (10.1%)
  • Magnesium (11.2%)
  • Potassium (8.6%)

Learn more about the benefits of Soy Milk and other Vegan milks here.

How to Consume Soy Milk:

Drink it on its own, in a coffee, in a smoothie, use it in curries etc.

5.     Hemp Seeds (Hulled) – 8.9g Protein and 1.4g Net carbs Per Oz

What are Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seeds are the edible seeds of the hemp plant and no they won’t get you high. They come in hulled and un-hulled varieties. We choose to use hulled hemp seeds more often due to their soft and palatable nature. The unhulled versions (shell intact) can also be consumed and contain more fibre and nutrients, although they are extremely crunchy and not as easy to incorporate into a meal.

You still get most of the nutrients with the hulled varieties and the increase in fibre that comes with the un-hulled variety is not required on vegan keto.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Hemp Seeds are a fantastic source of protein with 157 calories, a whopping 8.9g of protein and only 1.4g net carbs per ounce. Sprinkle an oz of hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) onto a vegan keto meal to instantly add some quality protein to your meal.

Hemp seeds are very nutritious and especially high in B vitamins, magnesium and zinc.

According to the NCCDB 1 oz of hemp seeds contain:

  • Vitamin B1 (24.1% RDI)
  • Vitamin B3 (13.0% RDI)
  • Vitamin B6 (8.5% RDI)
  • Iron (12.5% RDI)
  • Magnesium (49.6% RDI)
  • Potassium (9.7% RDI)
  • Selenium (10.4% RDI)
  • Zinc (18.7% RDI)

Hemp seeds may also reduce the risk of heart disease, treat skin conditions and reduce symptoms of menopause.

Learn more about the benefits of Hemp Seeds here.

How to Consume Hemp Seeds:

As with other seeds you can sprinkle them on meals, mix them in with baking like muffins, add them to stir fries or just eat them as a snack.

6.     Vital Wheat Gluten (Seitan) – 75.2g Protein and 13.2g Net Carbs Per 100g

What is Vital Wheat Gluten and Seitan?

Vital wheat gluten isn’t consumed on it’s own – rather it’s washed water until the starch has been completely removed leaving a chewy, meat like substance made almost entirely of gluten. This is called Seitan. It’s been a popular cuisine in China, Japan and other East Asian countries for centuries, and these days is consumed all over the world in it’s many forms.

It’s great for low carb diets because it can be used as a delicious and well textured meat substitute, while containing no soy (for those who cannot eat soy) and a lot of protein.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Vital wheat gluten is basically pure powdered gluten so if you are wheat intolerant or have celiac disease seitan is not for you, however if you can tolerate gluten then this is something you should consider exploring!

Because seitan can be made with so many different methods and recipes we have to look at the nutritional information of vital wheat gluten itself.

And it’s rather impressive when it comes to protein content…

100g of vital wheat gluten contains 370 calories, 75.2g protein and 13.2g net carbs, making it one of the highest protein vegan foods available. Even a 50g portion contains 37.6g protein for only 6.6g net carbs so you can see how Seitan can be a valuable asset in your low carb vegan toolkit!

How to Consume Seitan:

To turn this powdery substance into a delicious food it’s typically mixed with water, nutritional yeast and flavour enhancers such as soy sauce and herbs and spices.

Store bought pre made seitan is usually higher in carbs, heavily processed and full of sodium so it’s highly advisable to make your own. You can find a great seitan recipe here.

There really are all sorts of ways to make Seitan and depending on how you make it and what you mix it with its texture and flavour can vary significantly.

Here are a few more Seitan Recipes.

7.    Tempeh – 20.3g Protein and 3.9g Net Carbs Per Oz

What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is a soy product made from fermenting whole soy beans. It’s a denser, nuttier, and higher protein than tofu. It’s made by fermenting whole soybeans soy whereas tofu is made from coagulated soy milk. This makes tempeh much less processed and contains a higher density of protein and nutrients. Regardless both are great additions to a vegan keto diet.

It’s usually more expensive than tofu, but given its high protein and nutrient count, as well as it’s different texture and taste to tofu it’s worth incorporating into your low carb vegan diet.

Protein Content and Nutrient Information:

Tempeh is protein packed with just a 100g serving containing 192 calories, 20.3g of protein and 3.9g net carbs.

Being a soy product tempeh contains all 9 essential amino acids so is a complete protein. As a fermented product it also contains probiotics which are beneficial to your digestive health.

It’s also packed full of vitamins and minerals containing a lot of magnesium, iron, vitamin k, b vitamins and potassium.

According to the NCCDB 100g of tempeh contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (21.1% RDI)
  • Vitamin B3 (13.2% RDI)
  • Vitamin B6 (10.8% RDI)
  • Vitamin K (24.1% RDI)
  • Iron (15.0% RDI)
  • Magnesium (20.3% RDI)
  • Potassium (11.8% RDI)

How to Consume Tempeh:

Tempeh is commonly marinated with soy sauce and other flavors and used in stir fries and salads. Here are some ideas to get you started making low carb vegan meals with tempeh:

8.    Tahini – 7.1g Protein and 1.g Net Carbs Per Oz

What is Tahini?

Tahini is essentially sesame seed butter, made from grinding down sesame seeds into a creamy substance.

The variety we’re referring to here is made from hulled sesame seeds, which means the shells have been removed. This is the most common variety of tahini. Specifically we’ve taken our nutrient data from the Artisana Organics Raw Tahini.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Just 1 oz of tahini has 169 Calories, 7.1g of Protein and only 1.8g net carbs and has all the benefits of sesame seeds.

The nutritional formation of tahini varies between brands, so we have to look at the nutritional information of sesame seeds instead. And Sesame seeds are packed with b vitamins, iron, magnesium and zinc making tahini a protein packed, low carb, vegan nutrient powerhouse!

According to the NCCDB 1 oz of sesame seeds contain:

  • Vitamin B1 (13.2% RDI)
  • Vitamin B3 (8.2% RDI)
  • Vitamin B6 (5.7% RDI)
  • Iron (10.0% RDI)
  • Magnesium (24.5% RDI)
  • Zinc (12.7% RDI)

How to Consume Tahini:

You can use it as a salad dressing, mix it in with delicious collard greens, or even make Tahini muffins (change the eggs for low carb egg replacer or a flaxseed/water mix).

9.    Nutritional Yeast – 15.2g Protein and 3.8g Net Carbs Per Oz

What is Nutritional Yeast?

This is an interesting one, and often overlooked in the vegan community. Nutritional yeast is a form of deactivated yeast made from purpose grown Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as opposed to brewer’s yeast which is a product of beer making.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Just 1 oz contains 114 calories, a whopping 15.2g of protein and only 3.8g net carbs. It’s also very nutritious and contains a whole host of benefits such as being a complete protein, a great source of B vitamins and containing other minerals such as zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. There are also vitamin fortified variations of nutritional yeast which contain vitamin b12.

Put all this together and you have a serious vegan keto superfood!

How to Consume Nutritional Yeast:

You can incorporate it in a variety of ways as it can be mixed in with vegan keto pancakes, a seitan mixture, pretty much anything that involves almond flour or baking, a protein shake and even used like parmesan cheese!

10. Quorn Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tenders

What are Quorn Vegan ‘Chicken ‘ Tenders?

Quorn is a meat substitute product made from a form of protein called ‘mycoprotein” which is made from a form of fungi. Some of their products include egg whites, however they also offer a vegan range which is what we’re interested in. We’ve chosen the ‘chicken’ tenders because they have the lowest net carb count of the range.

We personally find this product delicious with a sort of nutty flavor and it has a firm texture not entirely dissimilar to chicken.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Mycoprotein contains all 9 essential amino acids so is a complete protein, and just 100g of the Quorn ‘Chicken’ Tenders contain 107 Calories, 16g of protein and 4g net carbs making it a great low carb vegan food to work into your diet!

How to Consume Quorn:

You can use these in any dish in place of tofu or tempeh such as in a stir fry, wrap, burger or anything else really.

Quorn is also a popular topping on pizza’s – try adding some Quorn to this delicious low carb vegan pizza recipe.

Get creative!

11. Artichoke Hearts – 3.3g Protein and 0.7g Net Carbs Per 100g

What are Artichoke Hearts?

Artichoke hearts are the edible flower buds of the globe artichoke plant before they bloom. You can buy them fresh or in a can. They have a unique taste that is somewhat similar to asparagus, and a texture somewhat similar to eggplant.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

100g of Artichoke Hearts contain 47 Calories, 3.3g Protein and 0.7g Net Carbs. A 300g portion provides a solid 10g Protein for only 2.1g Net Carbs. So while they don’t pack as much protein as tofu or tempeh, they are high protein for a vegetable and so deserve a spot on your plate!

Aside from the high protein content they are also jam packed with antioxidants which can help protect against cancer, and they contain a substance called “Cynarin” which has been proven to improve digestive health.

From Dr. Axe:

“A specific substance in artichokes called cynarin has been shown to positively stimulate the production of bile, which is produced by the liver and ultimately responsible for enabling digestion and helping with the absorption of nutrients”

They are also high in vitamin c, magnesium, potassium and vitamin K.

According to the NCCDB 100g of artichoke hearts contain:

  • Vitamin C (19.5% RDI)
  • Magnesium (15.0% RDI)
  • Potassium (10.6% RDI)
  • Vitamin K (11.6% RDI)
  • Iron (7.1% RDI)

How to Consume Artichoke Hearts:

Artichoke hearts can be prepared in numerous ways such as steaming, roasting, grilling, frying and boiling. Roasting them with seasoning and oil produces a delicious, protein packed vegetable that you can use as the ‘meat’ of your low carb vegan meal. Here are some tips on ways to cook artichoke hearts.

12. Tofu – 9g Protein and 2g Net Carbs Per 100g

What is Tofu?

Tofu (AKA bean curd) is created from draining and pressing soy milk curds into a block. This differs from tempeh where the full soybeans are fermented and pressed into a denser block. Tofu is therefore more processed than tempeh. Tofu has a light nutty flavor and tends to absorb the flavors of what it’s cooked with.

It comes in many forms varying in density and texture, but the type we usually use is firm tofu. The nutrient data here is for raw, firm tofu in the packet.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

100g of tofu contains 78 Calories, 9g of protein and only 2g net carbs. It’s also very nutrient dense food, containing plenty of calcium, magnesium, selenium and iron.

According to Healthline tofu contains:

  • Calcium: 20% of the RDI.
  • Selenium: 14% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 9% of the RDI.
  • Iron: 9% of the RDI.
  • Zinc: 6% of the RDI.

There are also plenty of other benefits to tofu and soy products, and although there is some disagreement around tofu and soy in the nutritional world – the overall evidence is positive for soy consumption.

We suggest you do your own research if you have concerns around tofu and/or soy consumption and if you don’t wish to eat it that’s ok – there are plenty of other low carb vegan protein options here in this post!

Learn more about Tofu on Healthline.

How to Consume Tofu:

Tofu is extremely versatile and has near limitless applications. It can be used in pretty much any dish you can think of! Its most commonly used in curries, stir fries and on pizzas.

A few low carb vegan tofu recipe ideas to get you started:

13. Pumpkin Seeds – 8.5g Protein and 2.4g Net Carbs Per Oz

What are Pumpkin Seeds?

Pumpkin Seeds are just the seeds of pumpkins, but they are delicious and nutritious.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Just 1oz of pumpkin seeds contains 163 calories, a whopping 8.5g protein and just 2.4g net carbs, making them a vegan keto staple. They are a complete protein. They also have plenty of antioxidants and are a great source of iron, magnesium and zinc.

According to the NCCDB 1oz of Pumpkin Seeds contain:

  • Vitamin B3 (6.3%)
  • Iron (12.7% RDI)
  • Magnesium (39.0% RDI)
  • Potassium (6.4% RDI)
  • Zinc (14.4% RDI)

How to Consume Pumpkin Seeds:

They can be eaten raw but usually taste better lightly toasted. Pumpkin seeds can be lightly toasted and sprinkled over a meal to quickly and effortlessly add energy and protein. They can also be eaten raw or toasted as a snack, or mixed in with a stir fry.

14. Peanuts and Peanut Butter – 7.3g Protein and 2.2g Net Carbs Per Oz

What are Peanuts?

Contrary to popular belief peanuts are actually an edible legume, but they are usually placed in the same category of other nuts such as almonds and walnuts. They have a very hard shell which must be removed prior to consumption. They are eaten raw and also very commonly used to make peanut butter. The nutrient data we’ve used here is for raw, shelled peanuts.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

1 oz of peanuts contains 161 calories, 7.3g of protein and only 2.2g net carbs. Aside from providing great protein and calories for low net carbs, peanuts also contain many vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.

According to the NCCDB 1 oz of peanuts contains:

  • Vitamin B1 (12.1% RDI)
  • Vitamin B3 (17.1% RDI)
  • Vitamin E (11.7% RDI)
  • Iron (7.2% RDI)
  • Magnesium (11.9% RDI)
  • Zinc (6.2%)

Learn more about the benefits of peanuts.

How to Consume Peanuts:

Peanuts can be shelled and consumed as a snack or in a meal. You can also buy peanut butter (go for the variations with as little additives as possible) and add it to sauces for curries, eat it raw with a spoon or spread it on some chia flaxseed crackers.

15. Edamame (Soy Beans)

What Is Edamame?

Edamame is a very popular food in Japan and is compromised of immature soy bean pods. The beans are removed from the pods either during or before consumption, as the pods are not edible.

Protein Content and Nutritional Information:

Edamame is a protein powerhouse with 100g of frozen edamame (removed from pods) contains 109 Calories, 11.2g Protein and just 2.8g Net Carbs. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c (10% RDA),

According to WebMD half a cup of Edamame (close to 100g removed from pods) contains:

  • Vitamin C (10% RDI)
  • Iron (10% RDI)
  • Vitamin A (8% RDI)
  • Calcium (4% RDI)

Learn more about the benefits of edamame at WebMD.

How to Consume Edamame:

You can buy them frozen or fresh, although they are more readily available frozen. Edamame pods can be great high protein low carb snacks. You can buy them in the pods, boil them and eat them with a garlic chili sauce however it’s tough to know the nutrient values when consuming from the pods as the measurements are based on the beans themselves.

You can also buy them frozen and already removed from the pods (shelled) then simply boil them up and throw them in with a soup, curry, stir fry or just eat them raw!

So That’s Our List of High Protein Low Carb Vegetables

By incorporating a mixture of these foods into your vegan keto diet you can be sure to hit your protein targets without too much trouble.

There are so many options available all the way from the age old vegan proteins like soy and seitan to more modern inventions like Quorn and burgers from ‘beyond’.  And who knew there was so much protein to be had from seeds like pumpkin and hemp, or vegetables like rapini and artichoke hearts?

Yes – Getting protein on a vegan keto diet has never been easier. But we know there are probably plenty of high protein low carb vegan foods we missed and we’ll need your help to fill the gaps.

What are your favorite low carb vegan protein sources? Leave a comment below with your suggestions!

2 Comments on “The Ultimate List of High Protein Low Carb Vegan Foods”

  1. This is not very helpful information for someone who is for example both gluten intolerant, AND allergic to all soy products, and is on a RAWFOOD VEGAN lifestyle, and cannot have any cruciferous veggies due to hypothyroid (goitergens) issues, and you left out a fruit that is high in protein called Jack fruit! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Hello,

      Vegan keto is a very specific type of diet and is not suitable for all people.

      Also according to the USDA 100g of jack fruit has 1.7g protein and 21.5g net carbs which would constitute nearly a whole days worth of carbs on vegan keto.

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