Can you eat LCHF as a vegetarian? My answer is yes. It is possible to eat a LCHF diet without eating meat. However, being vegan and LCHF is an impossible match. LCHF emphasizes intake of animal products but whether you choose to eat meat or not is up to you.
I eat meat. I like meat, my stomach and my digestion love meat and I like the grounded feeling it gives me and the way it makes me full and energized for hours. I do enjoy lots of meals without meat too. It’s not something I think about that much, actually. It’s just how it goes.
My family though are even more meat loving than I am and if I cook them a vegetarian meal for dinner, they go: hey, where’s the meat? This doesn’t apply to my daughter, to be fair. But the two boys. *Sigh*
These stuffed zucchini boats can serve as a main vegetarian dish or you can serve them as a side dish to meat. Both ways, they’re really delicious.
SERVES 2 PERSONS AS A FULL MEAL (and 4 as a side dish)
- 2 large zucchinis
- 250g of mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 40g of walnut, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon of tamari (gluten-free soy)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 handful of parsley
- 50g of butter
- 80g of grated cheese (I used cheddar)
- salt and freshly grounded pepper
2. Cut each zucchini in two long halves and remove the wet middle with a teaspoon so you make room for your stuffing.
3. Heat butter in a frying pan and fry garlic, mushrooms, walnuts and tamari. Towards the end, toss in the chopped parsley.
4. Put the mushroom-walnut-stuffing in the zucchini boats and put cheese on top.
5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes and serve.