Pescatarian-Friendly Keto Recipes

Pescatarian or vegetarian keto recipes I've created or curated myself.

Recipe: Vegan Keto Fried Tofu Miso Soup with Bok Choy

Fried tofu soup is a dinner I make often, and I’ve gotten a few requests for the recipe on my Instagram. It’s vegan, keto-friendly, and delicious, so what more could you want?

I’ve never followed a recipe when making this, but I decided to keep track of what amounts of ingredients I used. You do not have to follow this recipe exactly! Use the vegetables you have on hand, and feel free to add more. I sometimes add mushrooms, baby corn, and bean sprouts. You can also try a dash of rice vinegar and a sprinkle of monkfruit sweetener. Amounts vary depending on how sour or sweet you want your soup to be, but feel free to experiment according to your own tastes! 

There are many miso soup recipes that use real miso online, but this recipe uses an instant miso soup packet. The brand Edward & Sons makes a vegan miso soup. If you are a pescatarian or an omnivore, you can use Kikkoman Instant Tofu Miso Soup, which contains bonito (fish) and is my brand of choice. If you are using miso paste, 2 tablespoons is a decent amount. Up to 4 will add more flavor if you are less concerned about the carbs. I like to use awase miso by Miko and add Emerald Cove’s wakame (dried seaweed), which you’ll need if you want seaweed and aren’t using an instant miso packet. You can omit the miso entirely if you’d like to lower the net carbs a bit.

Non-vegans can also add additional protein by frying an egg and topping the bowl of soup with it. Adding a drizzle of sriracha to your egg makes it extra tasty! To see all the iterations I’ve made of this soup, follow @pescatarian.keto on Instagram. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Keto Fried Tofu Miso Soup with Bok Choy”

Keto Breadsticks Recipe – Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Missing breadsticks on the keto diet? With some mozzarella cheese and cauliflower (and a few other simple ingredients), you can make a tasty replacement that is way better than any bread! I’m not totally sure what I should call these. Are they cheesy keto breadsticks? Keto cauliflower sticks? Mozzarella sticks? Technically, they are sticks made with mozzarella, but I typically associate that term with breaded mozzarella.

The first time I made keto cheesy cauliflower breadsticks, I did it the lazy way after consulting a couple of recipes for inspiration and then totally winging it in the kitchen.

Here are some of the recipes that inspired me:

I’ve since perfected my recipe, though I occasionally change up the cheeses and spices.

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7 Quick and Easy Pescatarian Keto Meals

People often ask me what I eat on the ketogenic diet because they find it surprising that I’m able to follow it as a pescatarian, meaning I eat fish but not meat. I always explain I love my pescatarian keto lifestyle and that my food choices aren’t limited at all! (Check out the Pescatarian Keto Shopping List to see what fresh foods I buy and what I keep in my pantry.)

I decided to write a post featuring seven simple keto meals that I eat regularly to quell curiosity and to give other keto pescatarians a few ideas. If you have basic cooking abilities, you shouldn’t have much trouble whipping up these meals. I often cook by just winging it rather than following precise recipes. This isn’t a true recipe post, though I will happily write complete, detailed recipes for any of these items if anyone requests it in the comments.

The majority of these are also vegetarian keto recipes, and they can be enjoyed by meat eaters as well. Anyway, here are my seven easy pescatarian or vegetarian keto meals! For more ideas, follow @pescatarian.keto on Instagram.

1. Baked salmon with sautéed spinach

Salmon is one of my favorite fishes, and luckily it’s also ideal for the keto diet (especially a pescatarian one) because it’s high in good fats. See my article What Are the Best Fatty Fishes to Eat on the Ketogenic Diet? to learn which fishes have high fat content and which don’t.  Continue reading “7 Quick and Easy Pescatarian Keto Meals”

Keto Cauliflower Au Gratin (Low Carb & Vegetarian-Friendly!)

Cauliflower au gratin is a variation of potatoes au gratin that is a little more keto-friendly, and it tastes amazing. However, when searching for a cauliflower au gratin recipe, I realized that all the recipes I found required a few modifications to make them truly keto-friendly. So, I set off to cook my keto cauliflower au gratin. I removed the carby breadcrumbs on top, substituted heavy whipping cream for regular old milk, and used almond flour instead of regular flour. I also added a lot more seasoning because that’s how I roll.

This is a keto side dish that is vegetarian but absolutely not vegan as it relies on lots of yummy full-fat cheese and heavy whipping cream. If any keto vegans would like to submit a guest post with a modified vegan recipe, go ahead! If you already have such a recipe on your site, let me know, and I’ll include the link here. Continue reading “Keto Cauliflower Au Gratin (Low Carb & Vegetarian-Friendly!)”