My son is a type 1 and although he does not profess to be a vegan he will not eat meats, fish, fowl or eggs. He requires more protein sources in order to cut his carb load. Can you please suggest some?
There are many high protein, low carb meat substitutes made with soy, though tastier than just tofu. I use a couple of Boca products; the original burger and Chik'n patties, about 15 carbs, Breakfast links; Boca products are available at many mainstream stores (Ralph's, Von's, Albertson's, Stater Bros), as well as health food stores.Then a couple of new products, I believe made by Garden (?) that are very low carb, 4-8 per serving and really tasty. I think Trader Joe's carries those products, as well as some other regular stores. All nut butters and legumes are high protein, lower carbs, if you don't overload. Tofurky makes great deli slices, for sandwiches; very tasty, with low carb bread, lettuce, tomatoes and veganaise,
Best of luck to you and your son.
Ditto on the beans, nuts but don't forget about seeds and that veggies have protein too! I use a pea protein powder with my son about once a day. My son is allergic to soy so I have had a difficult time finding protein alternatives, but recently discovered Field Roast .(com) products - made from gluten. They are amazing.
As far as good, lowish carb vegan protein sources, I'd say the best is tempeh and tofu (and other soy products, such as edamame and black soybeans). Lentils, split peas, and most other beans aren't too high in carb, either. Nuts are also excellent, but I typically have to eat those alone, lest they cause a spike two or more hours later.
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