Mediterranean Lupin Dip with Sundried Tomatoes

This mediterranean inspired dip is a vegan protein-rich yet ketogenic recipe that fits in the Functional Medicine lifestyle. It gives the beloved hummus a break, and with the substitution of lupin beans instead of chickpeas provides you with an extra serving of protein, with little added carbs.

Lupin beans are fairly common in Italian dishes, but should really be one of the staples in the vegan cuisine. 100g of drained lupin beans pack in 9.5g of protein, and only 5.7g of carbs. If you make this a meal with a full glass jar (190g lupin beans), you get 18g of protein (!)  and only 11g of carbs, making this a great meal for your low carb/ keto days.

Lupin beans also nourish your good gut bacteria by providing fiber and prebiotics. However, this also means that if you suffer from IBS or SIBO, you may have to temporarily stay away from this meal option until your gut bacteria are back in balance.

Buddha Nourish Bowl (Vegan Keto)

Vegan keto buddha nourish bowl with sea vegetables for iodine and tofu for your protein fix

A buddha bowl is one of my favourite go-to’s. You can mix and change the ingredients as you wish from day to day, and it is so simple yet nourishing. The one here is vegan and very low carb (ketogenic). If you wish to make it a carb meal, you can simply add a cup of quinoa, rice or potatoes.

You may also wish to change the vegetables around, whatever you have at home. Ideally, you include a cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage and/or radish and a protein such as tofu (or tempeh for even more benefits).

Adding some organic edamame beans or peas will increase the protein content, or turn it into a non-vegan poké bowl by swopping the tofu with salmon, shrimps or any other seafood of your choice. Enjoy!

Zucchini Spaghetti with Pesto

Zucchini spaghetti? As you have searched through the vast amount of recipes on Social Media you might have noticed the ever so pretty, Zoodles… Yes, they are a thing. A mix of zucchini and noodles, but not the type you buy from the shop! Get a little creative with your Spiralizer or just your little vegetable peeler and give this refreshing recipe a go!

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