9 Tasty High Carb Low Fat Vegan Recipes

by Alena
Jun 23, 2016
vegan tortilla wraps filled with greens and potatoes on a wooden chopping board
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If you have been interested in a plant-based lifestyle and taken a look around, chances are you've came across the term "high carb low fat vegan". This may sound more restrictive or scary to you than it actually has to be.

A vegan diet is high in carbohydrates by default. Most plants are primarily made of this macro nutrient, as opposed to fat or protein. This is a good thing for us, since glucose is the body's preferred and the brain's only energy source.

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This is why carbs should predominate every diet.​ Another great thing is that they usually come in a nice package with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber - all of which work wonders in terms of giving us energy, preventing disease, and letting us find our naturally lean weight.

Read more: All About a High Carb Low Fat Vegan Diet

But what kind of dishes can you prepare that are completely without any oil, low in nuts or avocado, and still filled with flavor and substance?

We decided to put together our 9 current favorite high carb low fat vegan recipes to make this diet and lifestyle more actionable and appealing. It is actually the most simple way and healthful way to eat! So let's get started.

1. Fiesta Lime & Black Bean Rice

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1/3 red onion, diced
  • small piece of jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Fiesta Lime Sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • extra jalapeño slices for fun
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at The Glowing Fridge

    2. Spinach-Potato Tacos

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    Ingredients

  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Forks Over Knives

    3. Açai Bowl

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    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
    • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
    • 1 tablespoon buckwheat groats
    • 1 large handful of greens
    • 1.5 cups chopped frozen mango
    • 1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries
    • 1 frozen açai berry packet
    Toppings
  • granola of choice
  • 1.5 - 2 cups sliced fruit for topping
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • maple syrup
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Keepin It Kind

    4. Mushroom Pea Risotto

    Ingredients

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 cups white mushrooms, sliced (225g)
    • 1 cup risotto rice (Arborio) (225g)
    • 2-3 cups vegetable broth (480-720ml)
    • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 cup peas, frozen
    • 1 cup soy milk (160g)
    • ½ cup leek, chopped
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • 2 tsp Herbs de Provence

    Find the whole recipe & directions at Nutriciously

    5. Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry

    high carb low fat vegan recipes

    Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1-2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of yams/sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Forks Over Knives

    6. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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    Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats, ground
  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup plant milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Our Blog

    7. Avocado Mango Brown Rice Sushi

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    Ingredients

  • 1 cup short grain brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into long strips
  • 1 ripe mango, sliced into vertical strips
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ⅓ cup micro greens, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, optional
  • 4 nori sheets
  • tamari or soy sauce
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Love And Lemons

    8. Melon Salad With Mint & Lime

    melon-salad

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 3 cups peeled cantaloupe
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  • Sriracha hot sauce to serve
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at The Post Punk Kitchen

    9. Pasta Primavera

    Ingredients

  • 12 ounces quinoa penne
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup red bell pepper
  • 1½ tablespoon garlic granules
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 2 cups green peas
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Forks Over Knives

    Have you been trying some of these high carb vegan recipes? Which ones did you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.

    about alena.

    Alena has been eating a plant-based diet for 6 years and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the fields of nutrition, wellbeing, and vegan ethics. She is the co-creator of nutriciously and loves music, reading, nature, traveling, yoga & good food. Alena received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy, and social work.

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    1. We are so excited about starting this new way of eating healthy. Thanks for all the tips and information to help us get started. ?

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