PLANT-BASED KETOGENIC DIETS

Effective animal protein substitute dishes for health and environment

5 Min Read · April 25, 2019 · by KHURSH MOLLA, Editor, Kampung Senang

Today, many people are interested in ketogenic diets. Ketogenic diets allows one to lose body fat and safely reduce insulin levels. Unfortunately most ketogenic diets are based on the high consumption of animal based products.

To remedy this, Kampung Senang organized a class on the art of cooking for ketogenic diets using a plant-based protein paste. The class was organized on 21 August 2018 for those interested in preparing new and creative plant-based dishes.

Many people have grown up accustomed to eating meats daily. So these plant-based dishes can be easily used to substitute for meat dishes. In all, 38 participants attended the class, including 8 chefs from 4 restaurants.

The plant-based protein paste is made of non-GMO soya, whole oats, and comes seasoned with cinnamon and bamboo salt. By adding different kinds of mushrooms, sea vegetables, stems, and roots. Most participants felt the dishes effectively simulated the flavor and texture of different meat products. Among the 10 dishes prepared during the demo are:

  • Pork/chicken chop
  • Meatball
  • Claypot chicken
  • Vegetarian Kyoto chop
  • Luffa soup
  • Burger patties

The plant-based protein paste is available in 1.2kg packs from the Eco-Harmony retail store. If you missed this class, you can join a future class. The exact details will be announced on our website.

 

Benefits of a Plant-Based Ketogenic Diet

 

A ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet.

The body’s main source of energy is glucose from carbs, but when carbs are in short supply, the body switches to its alternative fuel source –ketones. Ketones are small fuel molecules produced in the liver from fat when you eat moderate amounts of protein.

 

On a ketogenic diet, your body’s fuel switches from glucose derived from carbs to ketones derived from medium chain saturated or unsaturated fats.

Benefits:

  • Body fats are burned off as fats are converted into ketones
  • Less glucose in blood due to switch to ketones for fuel means that insulin levels are lower
  • Our plant-based protein substitute dishes reduce the risks and negative consequences of excessive meat eating
  • Are effective meat dish substitutes for people
  • Contribute to reducing the carbon foot print

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