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Since the farmers’ markets are full of fresh summer vegetables, we wanted to share our favorite vegetable recipes. Veggies are important sources of fiber and minerals, and if you’re following a ketogenic diet for diabetes reversal or other reasons, they can be great vehicles for fat and salt.

Here are some of our favorite low-carb vegetables to get on your next grocery shopping trip:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry)
  • Beans (green, yellow, wax)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Greens (mustard, collard)
  • Kale
  • Lemons and limes
  • Lettuce (Romaine, arugula, spring mix, iceberg, endive, escarole)
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers (green, red, orange/yellow)
  • Snow peas
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini/summer squash

Pro tip: Fresh and frozen vegetables are equally healthy, so pick some of these up from the freezer aisle so you’ll always have veggie options on hand.

Below are a few of our favorite low-carb vegetable recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

*Because nutritional ketosis can lead to rapid decreases in blood sugar and blood pressure, Virta strongly recommends getting medical supervision before making any dietary changes if you are on medications for blood sugar or blood pressure. A physician can help you safely reduce your medications so that they don’t drive your blood sugar or blood pressure too low. Hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hypotensive (low blood pressure) episodes can be very dangerous.

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Bake Recipe

Stuffed Mini Portabellas Recipe

Mock “Potato” Salad Recipe

Creamed Spinach Recipe

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Spicy Baked Zucchini Sticks Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

13 Comments

  1. I don’t see any Meats in this diet?

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    1. Virta Health

      This is just a list of our favorite vegetable recipes so that people can utilize all the fresh veggies available in the summer. For more information on the eating plan, check out our FAQ: https://blog.virtahealth.com/nutritional-ketosis-faq/

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    2. I see bacon. Did you miss that ?

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    3. Suzanne Lowrie July 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      What about bok choy and cabbage?

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      1. Virta Health

        Bok choy and cabbage are also great (and delicious) choices!

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        1. I buy beech mushrooms, bok choy and I stir fry them with proscuitto bacon and WOW delish

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  2. Going to have to try these! Great photos and recipes.

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  3. Jennifer Novak June 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    These are awesome! Thanks!

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  4. Thankyou! Lovely recipes to try. So easy to do and filling. Love low carb!

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  5. I justbwatched Dr. Sarah on a video. I was very impressed with her knowledge .
    I am very interested in the Virta Health program. I am overweight and am trying to lose weight which seems virtually impossible. I work with an endrochronologist . I have insulin resistance. I try to
    Imit carb intake.
    Does Columbus have any programs like you have in Indiana.?
    Thanks

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    1. Virta Health

      Hello! Virta is available nationwide. You can learn more and apply here: https://www.virtahealth.com/thevirtatreatment.

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  6. Is thete a cookbook that you would recommend?

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    1. Virta Health

      We don’t have a specific cookbook recommendation, but there are plenty of recipes in books and online!

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