With a little experience in replacing high-carb ingredients with low-carb ingredients, or replacing a meat ingredient with an acceptable vegetarian/vegan ingredient, you can alter almost any recipe to make it compliant with your chosen diabetes dietary protocol.

Here are some ideas for alternatives to get you started:

The Ultimate Keto Food Swap List
How to Swap Common High-Carb Foods for Healthy Low-Carb Options
https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/the-ultimate-keto-food-swap-list

Baking/Cooking Substitutes

How To Make Baking Powder Out of Baking Soda
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-baking-powder-out-of-baking-soda-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-212553

Xanthan Gum Substitute
https://gluten.lovetoknow.com/xanthan-gum-substitute

Bone Broth, Vegan

Gut-Healing Vegetable Broth
http://wallflowerkitchen.com/gut-healing-vegetable-broth-better-bone-broth/

How to Make Vegan “Bone” Broth
https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/ask-expert-vegetarian-bone-broth

The Best Vegan Bone Broth Alternative To Calm Gut Inflammation
https://drwillcole.com/the-best-vegan-bone-broth-alternative-to-calm-gut-inflammation/

Dairy Alternatives

HOW TO MAKE GHEE
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/how-to-make-ghee/

How To Make Paneer Cheese
Paneer is a type of fresh cheese, meaning you can make it and eat it right away — no aging or culturing required. It’s also one of the easiest cheeses to make at home. All you need is milk, lemon juice or vinegar, and a bit of salt to season. When you mix the milk and lemon juice, the acidity in the lemon juice will cause the milk to separate into curds and whey. Remove the whey and press the curds, and you have a simple, basic cheese.
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-paneer-cheese-in-30-minutes-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-57008

Eggs

A BAKER’S GUIDE TO VEGAN EGG SUBSTITUTES
https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/vegan-baking-egg-substitutes-guide-cheat-sheet/

Aquafaba, the Most Magical Egg Replacement (and How to Use It)
https://www.thekitchn.com/the-most-magical-egg-replacement-and-how-to-use-it-234588

BAKING 101: MY FAVORITE VEGAN EGG SUBSTITUTES
https://joythebaker.com/2014/09/baking-101-favorite-vegan-egg-substitutes/

The Best Vegan Egg Substitutes
https://www.delish.com/kitchen-tools/advice/g4834/vegan-egg-substitutes/

Fruit Alternatives

Keto Apple Pie Filling
Uses chayote instead of apples.
https://ketogasm.com/keto-apple-pie-filling-recipe-low-carb-gluten-free/

Mock Apple Crisp from Zucchini
https://lowcarbyum.com/mock-apple-crisp-from-zucchini/

Grain Alternatives

Low-Carb Rice (and Noodle) Substitutes For Keto
https://www.sosimpleideas.com/low-carb-rice-substitute/

5 Delicious Low Carb Diabetic “Pasta” Recipes
Adventist non-vegetarian
https://diabetesmealplans.com/10611/low-carb-diabetic-pasta-recipes/

Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cheddar-cheese-taco-shells-3305672

Cheese Taco Shells
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a52731/cheese-taco-shells-recipe/

KETO SOFT PRETZEL
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/keto-soft-pretzels/

Low Carb Popcorn
https://yourlighterside.com/2012/02/low-carb-popcorn/

Legumes

“HEALTHIFIED” RE-FRIED “BEANS”
You can omit the bacon or use a substitute
https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/paleo-refried-beans/

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Most of the commercial meat analogs are too high in carbohydrates and too full of chemical ingredients that you can’t pronounce! The only truly natural meat alternatives (in my opinion) are seitan (what we grew up knowing as “gluten steaks”) and tofu. I recommended getting organic non-GMO tofu, and sprouted tofu is apparently the best option. Read the ingredients on the labels.

Seitan
Homemade from Bob’s Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten flour

Here’s my recipe:
Basic Seitan
https://momjscookbook.wordpress.com/main-dishes-vegetarian/meat-analogs/basic-seitan/

Tofu
My choice is Trader Joe’s Organic Non-GMO Sprouted Tofu

My favorite way to use tofu is in stir-fry.
Tofu Stir-fry
with Broccoli, Mushrooms, and Bean Sprouts
https://momjscookbook.wordpress.com/casserolesone-dish-meals/skillet-meals/tofu-stir-fry/

RAW VEGGIE GROUND BEEF (GROUND WALNUT “MEAT”)
https://www.damyhealth.com/2012/06/raw-veggie-ground-beef-ground-walnut-meat/

Vegetarian Ground “Meat”
Made from tofu
https://norecipes.com/vegan-ground-meat/

Nuts & Seeds, Alternatives

Healthy Nut Alternatives For People With Nut Allergies

  • Sesame seeds (and Tahini)
  • Sunflower seeds (and SunButter)
  • Pumpkin and squash seeds (aka pepitas and pumpkin seed butter)
  • Hemp seeds and hemp hearts (and hemp butter)
  • Watermelon seeds (you can buy these roasted online)
  • Chia seeds (fine consumed whole)
  • Flax seeds (should be ground first to get the benefits)
    https://thefitcookie.com/healthy-nut-alternatives/

Pasta & Noodles Alternatives

7 Low Carb Noodle Substitutes
https://startketo.com/6-low-carb-noodle-substitutes/

Almond Flour Pasta
https://www.thelittlepine.com/almond-flour-pasta/

Cacio E Pepe Egg Noodles
Noodles made entirely from eggs.
https://www.delish.com/cooking/nutrition/a28366266/cacio-e-pepe-egg-noodles-recipe/

CELERIAC ROOT PASTA NOODLES
https://beautyandthefoodie.com/making-celeriac-root-pasta-noodles/

“Faux” Egg Noodles
http://lchfdiva.com/2015/01/delicious-faux-egg-noodles-recipe-lchf/

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
In the video, disregard the comments about quinoa which is not low-carb!
https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash-1809719

How To Make Eggplant Noodles
Trim the stem from the eggplant, then peel completely. Use a mandoline with a julienne attachment to cut the eggplant into thin noodles.
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-eggplant-noodles-233532

Miracle Noodle Pad Thai
https://miraclenoodle.com/blogs/recipes/pad-thai

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
https://www.runningtothekitchen.com/zucchini-pasta-with-avocado-cream-sauce/

Rice Alternative

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE
https://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-cauliflower-rice/

Starchy Vegetables Alternatives

7 Low-Carb Potato Substitutes (and How to Cook Them All)
http://low-carb-support.com/low-carb-potato-substitute/

Daikon au Gratin
https://yourlighterside.com/2012/05/daikon-au-gratin/

Golden Jicama Fries
https://realbalanced.com/recipe/golden-jicama-fries/

Low Carb French Fries with Jicama
https://lowcarbyum.com/jicama-fries/

LOW CARB KETO FRENCH FRIES RECIPE (RUTABAGA FRIES)
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/keto-rutabaga-fries-recipe/

Low-Carb Latkes
http://www.myketokitchen.com/keto-recipes/low-carb-latkes-keto-cauliflower-pancakes/

Spicy Spiralized Shoe String Jicama Fries
https://inspiralized.com/spicy-spiralized-shoe-string-jicama-fries/

Keto Halloumi Fries – Indian Style
https://www.castironketo.net/blog/keto-halloumi-fries/

Halloumi fries with avocado dip
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/halloumi-fries-with-avocado-dip

Sugar Alternatives

Stevia is the only natural sugar substitute, but powdered stevia can be bitter with an unpleasant aftertaste. Liquid stevia tastes much better, and you can buy it in different flavors. Here’s an article with more details:

How to Grow Stevia and Make Homemade Stevia Extract
https://commonsensehome.com/stevia-grow-your-own-sweetener/

STEVIA DIFFERENCES IN LIQUID, PACKETS, POWDERED, & PURE & A STEVIA CONVERSION CHART
https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/stevia-differences-in-liquid-packets-powdered-pure-a-stevia-conversion-chart/

NOTE: Stevia is in the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. This family includes ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other plants. In theory, people who are sensitive to ragweed and related plants may also be sensitive to stevia.

Un-Tomato Sauce

Un-Tomato Sauce
For Feingold Diet, Stage 1.  And for people with arthritis who cannot tolerate nightshades.
https://tacanow.org/recipes/un-tomato-sauce/

Vegan Alternatives

A homemade, dairy-free (super-easy!) Parmesan alternative for vegans
https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1048641/vegan-parmesan-recipe/

CASHEW RICOTTA CHEESE
https://simple-veganista.com/2012/10/cashew-ricotta-cheese.html

How To Make Coconut Butter
http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-coconut-butter-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-166405

Vegan Butter Substitute
http://www.forkandbeans.com/2015/07/11/vegan-butter-substitute/

Vegan Cheese Sauce or Dip
High-carb low-fat vegan
http://www.veggieonapenny.com/vegan-cheese/