Best Low Carb Lunch Ideas For Your Keto Diet
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Get prepared to rock you keto diet with the best low carb lunch ideas around. Just because you want to eat delicious foods it does not, repeat, does not mean you have to load up on carbs.
These low carb keto recipes for lunch will keep you full and keep you satisfied with your diet. You will not feel deprived, or like you can’t enjoy all the foods you’ve always eaten.
There is so much to love here! If you love Philly cheesesteaks, I’ve got you covered. Are you a hot dog or pizza lover? I’ve got something for you too! Wraps, salads, and even empanadas, you’re going to be thrilled with these keto lunches.
Best Keto Lunch Recipes
Be sure to check out these awesome keto lunches below and let me know how they turned out for you!
At the end of this post there are some awesome bonus lunch ideas, plus lunch essentials from Amazon!
1. Keto Cucumber Sandwiches
If you’ve been in a lunch rut lately and want a creative keto lunch idea, you’ll love these sandwiches.
Using cucumber slices as “bread” makes for one low carb sandwich!
2. Southwest Chicken Salad (Via Kalyn’s Kitchen)
Get your Tex-Mex on with this delicious southwest salad. Loaded with flavor and an added bonus…it’s gluten free too. The chipotle ranch dressing will rock your world for sure!
Related: 100+ Crazy Good Snack Ideas For Your Keto Diet
3. Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps (Via Kalyn’s Kitchen)
What a way to spice up your average everyday lettuce wraps! And I do mean spice, so depending on your tolerance use as much or as little Sriracha as you like. Personally I use a lot, but it’s totally up to you.
4. Italian Sub Roll Ups (Via KetoDiet Blog)
You will love this awesome keto variation on an Italian sub. A smaller portion of this sub makes a killer snack as well! Losing the bread doesn’t mean you have to lose flavor.
5. Avocado and Goat Cheese Prosciutto Roll-Ups (Via KetoDiet Blog)
Avocados are full of all the good fats, potassium and magnesium you need if you’re on keto. Plus goat cheese is never a bad idea, right?
6. Greek Chicken Bowls (Via KetoDiet Blog)
These Greek chicken bowls are amazing and full of fresh ingredients. Plus you’ll be able to make a big batch at a time to enjoy over multiple days, making it great for meal prep!
7. Spiced Beef With Tzatziki Sauce & Flat Bread (Via Hey Keto Mama)
Another Greek inspired lunch, the beef filling is amazing. Her flatbread recipe is completely low carb and is a clever variation of fathead dough. The homemade and creamy sauce has a fresh cucumber taste that finishes off the Greek wraps to perfection!
8. Blackened Steak Salad (Via Peace, Love, and Low Carb)
Whoever said salads had to be boring probably never tried this amazing steak salad. Packed full of delicious veggies as well, you’re sure to be satisfied and full for hours.
9. Chicken Club Stuffed Avocados (Via Hey Keto Mama)
A creamy and delish avocado is the perfect vehicle for this chicken club mixture. This literally only takes five minutes to throw together if you cook your chicken ahead of time (or buy precooked chicken), so is a must on those busy days.
10. Spicy Tuna Rolls (Via Hey Keto Mama)
Tuna is a typical staple of most people’s lunch routine. This low carb, spicy twist on the classic tuna sandwich will make you forget all about the bread.
11. Caesar Salad Bacon Baskets (Via ruled.me)
Bacon and caesar salad. Could there be a better combination? You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these magical creations.
12. Buffalo Chicken Empanadas (Via Mince Republic)
When you merge empanadas and buffalo wings together you get this very tasty creation that will help you up your boring lunch game. These low carb empanadas stuffed with buffalo chicken can be as spicy or mild as you want them to be, but they will always be delicious.
Related: Easy Crack Chicken Slow Cooker Keto Meal
13. Cuban Sandwich (Via Mince Republic)
I love Cuban sandwiches! To be honest I can’t get enough pork so a good Cuban sandwich will always be calling my name. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be so happy you found this wonderful keto version.
14. Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers (Via Peace, Love and Low Carb)
Here’s another one for you buffalo chicken fans! Quick to prepare, easy to make, and absolutely addictive!
If you’re packing these lunches for work, these meal prep containers really come in handy!
15. Bacon and Swiss Zucchini Bake (Via Joy Filled Eats)
An awesome and tasty way to work some much needed veggies into your diet. Oh yeah, and there’s bacon too!
Follow my Ketogenic Diet Group Board on Pinterest for even more keto recipes & tips!!!
16. Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers (Via i Save A to Z)
Another fresh keto take on a Philly cheesesteak, you will be sure to chow down on these bad boys! Look at that melted cheese…I want to go and make a batch just looking at that picture!
17. Avocado Egg Salad with Cottage Cheese (Via Kalyn’s Kitchen)
Kalyn always has a unique way of taking a loved basic like egg salad and adding her unique take to it. And dare I say she even makes it better! Adding avocados and cottage to egg salad is a welcome twist and one that is so tasty, not to mention makes the dish high in protein.
18. Spinach Artichoke Pizza (Via Low Carb Maven)
Pizza, can you really ever go wrong? Spinach and artichokes help you get your veggies for the day, all while eating delicious pizza. I’ll say it again….PIZZA!
Related: Low Carb Non-Perishable Food List (With 120 Keto Foods!)
19. Crescent Dogs (Via ruled.me)
Pigs in a blanket? Hot dogs? Whatever you want to call them, you’ll be transported back to your childhood! Now can we go back to having summers off as well??
20. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches ( Via Keto Size Me)
The most classic of all classic lunches. Peanut butter and jelly just had to have a low carb keto version, and here it is… you’re welcome. Now you can get your PB & J on whenever you want!
Bonus Low Carb Keto Lunch Ideas
Philly Cheesesteak Keto Roll (Via Keto Connect)
Typically a Philly cheesesteak will be loaded with carbs, obviously, however this amazing creation will not break your keto diet. I love cheesesteaks so this one is dear to my heart. Trust me when I say this one is a real winner!
Here are a bunch of other bonus lunch ideas:
Need some keto lunch ideas you can throw together in minutes?
Check out 21 Keto Diet Lunch Ideas That Only Take 5 Minutes
There are two things I sometimes love making for lunch that are unexpected, but great for meal prep. Casseroles are great because you can make them ahead of time and if you designate one for lunch only, it can last you days!
Check out 40 Best Keto Casseroles To Make This Week
Check out 30 Amazing Low Carb Casseroles For Your Keto Diet
Another lunch option are egg muffins. I know they sound like more of a breakfast item, but they make a great protein filled lunch as well. I usually like to have a couple and just pop them in the microwave.
Check out 10 Keto Breakfast Egg Muffins here!
For more low carb & keto recipes, check out:
- 80 Easy Keto Recipes For Your Ketogenic Diet
- 20 Easy Low Carb & Keto Dinners In 30 Minutes or Less
- 50 Delicious Slow Cooker Keto Dinners
Below you will find the some great Amazon lunch essentials, plus some bonus keto lunch ideas! Enjoy!
BEST Amazon Lunch Essentials
1. Insulated Lunch Bag
2. Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle
3. Meal Prep Container Boxes
4. Keto Meal Prep Cookbook
5. Lunch Bag
6. Food Scale
7. Food Storage Containers
8. Lunch Bag
9. Leak & Spill Proof Travel Mug
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