Vegetarian Paleo Diet

I am always challenged whenever a new member who joins the group has an unusual or unique situation. Such was the case with Madhusoodanan, a 74-year-old man from India. Those of you who were in the group in September may remember reading his post. He reported that he had become a Type 1 diabetic six years ago after a pancreatic surgery removing his duct due to a tumor, fortunately benign. He describes himself as an “eggetarian,” sometimes called ovo-vegetarian (eats eggs but not dairy). He stated, “Our food pattern is loaded with carbs. I am quite active and in good health. I am trying to get to details of a vegetarian diet [with] 60-100 grams of carb. Dr Bernstein’s book [Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars] has been of immense help in understanding more about diabetes. Looking out basically for info on diets. Since I am prone to develop kidney stones, soy products take a very low preference in my diet.” He was looking for appropriate recipes and menu plans.

My first thought was that a paleo vegetarian diet might be what Madhusoodanan needs. Unlike the traditional paleo approach, which allows meat, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, but not dairy, grains, and legumes, vegetarian paleo would eliminate all flesh foods and dairy (as well as grains and legumes). Because Madhusoodanan’s goal is 60-100 grams of carb per day, he could probably handle a judicious amount of fruit. And, being a Type 1 diabetic, he would work with his medical care provider to help him adjust his insulin dosage based on his insulin requirements.

Sauteed-Zucchini-and-MushroomsThe first source I found is this collection of vegetarian paleo recipes. I found that some of the links to recipes are “broken” so I would advise doing a Google search on those recipe titles. Be sure to include “low-carb” and “paleo” in your search criteria.

18 Award-Worthy Vegetarian Paleo Recipes

Next, I did a search on Amazon and the link below shows the results.

Paleo for Vegetarians on

Finally, here are the results of a Google search on “vegetarian paleo diet” as of 9/27/15. It is presented here exactly as it appeared on Google that day.

Paleo for Vegetarians? | Paleo Leap
The Paleo focus on meat and animal products as the core of a healthy diet isn’t very vegetarian-friendly. But after learning about the great health benefits their …

The Paleo Diet for Vegetarians – No Meat Athlete
Since the Paleo diet relies heavily on meat, a Paleo diet for vegetarians seems like a contradiction. Here’s how to make the Paleo diet and vegetarianism work …

Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – Dr. Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, M.D.
Nov 8, 2014 – On the one hand, Lebron James is eating Paleo and the number one tennis player in the world cut out gluten and dairy and went from not …

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1 …
by L Well – ‎Related articles
Dr. Cordain discusses the ramifications of following a vegetarian or vegan diet and subsequent devastating effects. Follow a Paleo Diet for optimal health.

The Paleo Diet For Vegetarians | Ultimate Paleo Guide › Paleo Diet Foods
Apr 15, 2013 – Looking to do the paleo diet as a vegetarian? Well, it’s possible. See how Susan Lacke lost over 19 pounds doing just that.

Can Vegetarians Go Paleo? – Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
Aug 28, 2014 – Bacon, steak and more bacon is often associated with the much-hyped Paleo Diet, which is undoubtedly having a moment. Can vegetarians …

Can You Do Paleo Without Eating Meat? | Healthy Eating … › Healthy Meals › Eating Out
Eat a wide variety of plant-based foods on a vegetarian Paleo plan. The Paleo diet is based on the way humans used to eat thousands of years ago. It is often …

Is a paleo vegetarian diet possible? – The Washington Post…paleovegetariand
The Washington Post
Apr 1, 2014 – Question: Is it possible to follow a paleo vegetarian eating plan? Answer: The short answer is that it’s possible. But in entertaining this eating …

29 Tasty Vegetarian Paleo Recipes – BuzzFeed
Feb 11, 2014 – Eating meat-free AND paleo is tough. But not impossible…

What’s the Best Diet? Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, or Paleo ……/whats-the-best-diet-raw-vegan-vegetarian-or-paleo
The following is a guest post from Heidi George of The Chocolate Puma: Over the past 15 years, I have experimented with food in many different ways.


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