The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Meat Free Keto

The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes

Those of us on a vegetarian or vegan ketogenic or low carb diet (yes, we exist – there’s dozens of us!) often find ourselves in the position of trying to eat food, without seeming too weird, especially when eating socially. This is even worse if you can’t eat gluten (Celiacs unite!). It’s not easy finding gluten free low carb meat substitutes to bring to events!

While I typically suggest eating a whole foods diet with minimal processed foods, there are times when you’re going to be at a barbecue, just wishing you had something aside from mixed greens and almonds. There are plenty of recipes out there for meat substitutes, but that’s not what this article is about. Today, we’re going to look at low carb meal substitutes you can find at your grocery store, so that when you get last minute invited to some sort of grilling event, you’re covered.

…or you know, you just don’t feel like soaking walnuts overnight.

Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes

Quorn Naked Chik’n Cutlets

Low Carb Fake Meat | Quorn Chik'n Cutlets
  • dairy free & gluten free
  • contains egg
  • 80 calories per cutlet
  • 3g net carbs
  • 11g protein
  • found in the freezer section

Quorn Chick’n Tenders
Low Carb Fake Meat | Quorn Chik'n Tenders

  • dairy free & gluten free
  • contains egg
  • 90 calories per serving
  • 5g net carbs
  • 10g protein
  • found in the freezer section
  • These are a bit higher in carbs than the cutlets, but still not bad overall!

Quorn Turk’y Roast

Low Carb Fake Meat | Quorn Turk'u Roast

  • dairy free & gluten free
  • contains egg
  • 100 calories per serving
  • 4g net carbs
  • 13g protein
  • found in the freezer aisle

Quorn Bacon

Low Carb Fake Meat | Quorn Bacon

  • gluten free
  • contains egg & dairy
  • 40 calories per serving
  • 1g net carbs
  • 2g protein
  • found in the freezer aisle

Gardein Chick’n Scallopini

The Best Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Gardein Chick'n Scallopini

  • gluten free & vegan (!!!)
  • contains: soy
  • 100 calories per serving
  • 3g net carbs
  • 9g protein
  • found in the freezer aisle
  • non-GMO Project verified

Gardein Beefless Ground

The Best Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Gardein Beefless Ground

  • gluten free & vegan (!!!)
  • contains: soy
  • 120 calories per serving
  • 4g net carbs
  • found in the freezer aisle
  • non-GMO soy & canola used

Beyond Meat Beyond Chicken

The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Beyond Meat Beyond Chicken

  • gluten free, soy free & vegan
  • 120 calories per serving
  • 2g net carbs
  • 20g protein
  • non-GMO ingredients used
  • found in either the freezer or dairy aisle
  • Flavors: Lightly Seasoned, Grilled & Southwest
  • this stuff is definitely processed, but it tastes incredible close to the real thing

Beyond Meat Beyond Meatballs

The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Beyond Meat Beyond Meatballs

  • gluten free, soy free & vegan
  • 200 calories per serving
  • 3g net carbs
  • 18g protein
  • non-GMO ingredients used
  • found in the freezer aisle
  • Flavors: Italian & Swedish

Beyond Meat Beyond Beef Crumble

The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Beyond Meat Beyond Beef Crumble

  • gluten free, soy free & vegan
  • 100 calories per serving
  • 1g net carbs
  • 13g protein
  • non-GMO ingredients used
  • found in the freezer aisle
  • Flavors: Feisty & Beefy

Beyond Meat Beast Burger

The Best Gluten Free Low Carb Meat Substitutes | Beyond Meat Beyond Beast Burger

  • gluten free, soy free & vegan
  • 260 calories per serving
  • 3g net carbs
  • 23g protein
  • contains: antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamins B6, B12, D, potassium, DHA and ALA OMEGA-3s for muscle recovery
  • non-GRMO ingredients used
  • found in the freezer aisle
  • in large patties & sliders

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