Easy Vegan-Keto Food Choices

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to turn on ketosis with some super simple vegan-keto do's and do not's.

Coconut is a diverse staple of the Vegan-Keto diet

What you shouldn't eat

In order to enter ketosis you'll need to completely restrict your consumption of carbohydrate rich foods. The following should be avoided:

  • Grains & Starches (bread, pasta, rice etc.)

  • Root Vegetables (potato, sweet potato, beets etc.)

  • Legumes & Beans (lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans etc.)

  • Fruits

  • Alcohol

  • Sauces & Condiments (Some are fine, we will list these below)

  • Processed Foods (to avoid hidden sugars and carbs we recommend steering clear from processed foods entirely)

What you should eat

The ketogenic diet will see that 75% of your caloric intake comes in the form of fats, preferably healthy fats. The following plant-based foods can be eaten in abundance due to their low-carb content:


  • Avocado

  • Coconut milk/cream/yogurt/oil

  • Nuts

  • Tofu/Tempeh

Nuts and Nut Butters

  • Almonds

  • Brazil nuts

  • Hazelnuts

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Pecans

  • Peanuts*

  • Pine nuts*

  • Walnuts

Seeds and Seed Butters

  • Chia

  • Pepitas

  • Sesame (Tahini)

  • Hemp

  • Flax seed


  • Olive oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Macadamia oil

  • Flaxseed oil


  • Tempeh

  • Tofu

  • Seitan (varieties vary, check label)

  • Lupini Beans (limited amounts)

  • Edamame

  • Plant-based Protein Powders (Check for no sugar)


  • Coconut milk/cream, yogurt (unsweetened)

  • Nut milks (unsweetened)

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Herbs and Spices ( Spice blends may contain sugar check label)

  • Kelp noodles

  • Shirataki noodles

  • Seaweed

Vegetables (non-starchy)