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June 29, 2005

Low Carb Vegetarians

One main feature of maintaining a low carb life style is eating copious amounts of healthy vegetables and fibrous foods. This means that low carb can work quite nicely with a vegetarian diet.

The idea of being a vegetarian has been corrupted in modern times. Vegetarianism has traditionally been about eating a very healthy blend of fibers, nutritious vegetables, non-meat proteins (soy, etc) and dairy products to give your body the nutrition it needs without harming animals. However, many modern eaters end up eating a ton of white pasta, white rice and bread with no nutrition at all, and then add in sugar-added jelly, sugar-added peanut butter and junk food. That is about as 100% against what vegetarianism is about as you can get. You're supposed to be doing this to help make your body more healthy and to stop from harming animals - not to fill your body with junk to support corporate junk food manufactures.

A nutritious vegetarian lifestyle and a low carb lifestyle intersect almost completely. Many low carbers focus on healthy grilled meats as their "protein" - so grilled chicken and salmon. If you were a semi-vegetarian that ate fish, you'd be all set. Just use salmon, tuna, mahi-mahi for your meat courses and you are perfectly set. If you are a true vegetarian that doesn't eat fish, you would go for the traditional protein substitutes - eggs, soy, chickpeas and lentils, whole-wheat products.

It is important to remember that nine amino acids are critical to human healthy life and must be eaten daily. Your body does not store up protein. While meat naturally gives you what you need, most non-meat products provide only a few of those amino acids. Soy does offer a complete amino acid set, but there are problems with soy and fertility and other issues. It's important to understand which food items hold what amino acids and to balance your diet. Be sure to talk with a physician before you embark on a vegetarian diet, to ensure you do not end up with a serious deficiency based on your meal plans. And remember to eliminate processed sugar from your diet and replace it with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

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All Natural Sugar Free Low Carb Chewy Coconut Bars
Serves: 6
Carbs Per Serving: 6g
Calories Per Serving: 125g

Protein Per Serving: 5g

Fats Per Serving: 6g

Prep Time:<25 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients:
1 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a 1/8 tsp Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened coconut(*), finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 eggs

Directions:
Beat eggs, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a 1/8 tsp Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and maple flavoring in medium bowl; mix in butter and vanilla. Combine almond flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; stir into egg mixture. Mix in coconut, walnuts and raisins if you want but it will add a lot of carbs. Spread batter evenly in greased 8-inch square baking pan.
Bake in preheated 350 F oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into squares.

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