Looking for some low carb ideas for your midday meal? We have you covered!
This collection of forty easy Keto Lunch Recipes has a huge variety to choose from, so any taste or craving can be satisfied!
You’ll find everything from low carb soups and salads, to lettuce wraps and chaffle sandwiches, bowls, skillets and more… Who says lunch needs to be between two pieces of bread?
Go through all these great recipes, and see which ones make it into your regular rotation. Have fun!
1. Keto Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These super tasty lettuce wraps are a great low carb, yet light, meal. Plus, they’re super quick and easy. Perfect keto lunch option!
2. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche
Quiche – that fluffy, delicious and elegant staple of French cuisine. So versatile in filling variations, today we are going with ham, Swiss and zucchini. Oh, and we are also going crustless to make it keto friendly!
3. Keto Club Sandwich
Club sandwich… such a classic lunch with the great flavor combo of ham, turkey, cheese and bacon. Now you can have it without the carbs, simply replace the bread with lettuce!
4. Keto Taco Salad
Some good, colorful taco salad sounds inviting any time of the day, be it lunch or dinner. This healthy low carb taco salad is full of well seasoned ground beef, keto friendly veggies and cheese, all drizzled in with creamy dressing.
It’s simple and delicious, with very quick cook time. It’s a great meal prep option when you cook the meat in bulk and use it for all future meals.
5. BLT Cheese Wraps
BLTs are another long time favorite. This quick and easy keto lunch idea ditches the bread and wraps the bacon, lettuce and tomato in cheese wraps!
6. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups
Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic. You can serve it in lettuce wraps or just have it over salad. Plump, succulent shrimp tossed generously with classic Louisiana style remoulade. Accompany it with some boiled eggs, olives and avocado and it could be your everyday salad or good looking easy appetizer for your next get together.
7. Crack Chicken
Here’s a “throw 5 ingredients in the crockpot” lazy recipe. This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy, cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon! This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.
8. Burger Bowls
This is a burger in a bowl is delicious. A traditional burger without the bun, this is the perfect alternative with all of the regular fixings! It includes things like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and basically anything you’d like!
9. Keto Tuna Melt
Craving a tuna melt? Have it with chaffles! This great recipe takes under 20 minutes and will become one of your new go-to’s!
10. Chicken Chapli Kebabs
These Chicken Chapli Kababs are moist, tender and perfectly spiced. No wonder they’re so popular in Pakistan and parts of India!
11. Avocado Tuna Bowls
These 5 minute avocado tuna bowls are a super easy keto lunch idea, and they only have one gram of carbs per serving!
12. Keto Zuppa Toscana
Everybody’s favorite soup… Zuppa Toscana just gets ketofied. Potatoes out, Cauliflower in!! Win, Win. Same delicious creamy, rich and hearty flavors in every single spoonful. Simple mix of veggies like cauliflower, kale or spinach, along with sausages and bacon creates magic in this cream based soup.
13. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta. They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite.
14. Meaty Cabbage Soup
This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies. Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every time.
15. Barbacoa Beef Lettuce Wraps
If you’re craving some Chipotle any night, you don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with this easy barbacoa lettuce wrap recipe.
Mix some ingredients, throw them in the crockpot along with meat and wait a few hours. You end up with tender, flavorful meat. Shred it and load those greens. Great meal prep option!
16. Keto Cobb Salad
This cobb salad is loaded with good stuff. Chicken, bacon, hard boiled eggs, avocados and more, and it’s all topped with a great homemade ranch dressing!
17. Cheese Wrap Enchiladas
How about some enchiladas without those carb filled tortillas? This recipe has you covered! Take some chicken tinga and a few topping, wrap it all in cheese wraps, and you’re all set!
Shakshuka – So much more than your regular eggs! With so much flavor from the herbs and spices, this Middle Eastern classic ranks very highly on the egg pecking order!
19. Chaffle BLT Sandwich
Here’s a quick and easy, low carb, twist on your favorite BLT. Put your classic fillings in between homemade chaffles and you won’t even miss the bread!
20. Keto Salmon Poke Bowl
This great salmon poke bowl is full of freshness from a variety of keto friendly veggies, and has a high fat dressing to balance things out!
21. Keto Burrito Bowl
Skip the trip to Chipotle and make your own low carb, cauliflower rice burrito bowls! These are a great make ahead meal prep option.
22. Keto Pizza
Pizza, Pizza! This great recipe actually has a crispy crust! Once you try it, you’ll never go back to those other low carb crust options.
23. Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps
These simple Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps are a five minute lunch, perfect for those hectic mornings when you have to get those lunchboxes filled in a jiffy!
24. Cheesy Taco Skillet
This quick & easy taco skillet is loaded with flavors and topped with melty cheese. This cheesy gooey skillet is versatile and you can serve it with endless options and variations.
It’s one meal fit for any time of the day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. From special get togethers to regular weekday meals, this one’s a winner.
25. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken
Now this is how the “clean keto” looks. This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great keto meal prep option, only 10 minutes of hands on time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.
26. Creamy Tuscan Soup
This Creamy Tuscan Soup is the ultimate bowl of cozy. Hearty sausage, sun dried tomatoes and kale (or spinach) in an amazingly flavorful creamy broth… so, so good. And it’s super easy! You can have this bowl on the table in about 30 minutes.
27. Keto French Dip
You can’t get much better than a hot French dip, dunked in au jus, can you? Maybe now you can, because this recipe replaces the bread with chaffles, so you don’t even need to feel guilty!
28. Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl
This quick and easy dish is perfect for busy weeknights. How can you beat anything that tastes super awesome, like classic egg roll, and can be on the table in 10-15 minutes? No carbs… No problem. 🙂
29. Keto Salmon Avocado Salad
This salmon avocado salad is great! It’s loaded with healthy fats, and has great Mediterranean flavors from kalamata olives, feta cheese and a lemony homemade dressing!
30. Low Carb Gyro Bowl
You’re going to fall in love with these low car gyro bowls. They have all the classic flavors, and feature a dairy-free homemade tzatziki sauce. They’re great for meal prep!
31. Keto Chili
Sometimes, there’s just nothing quite so comforting as a big bowl of chili. This easy recipe ditches the beans, so it only has 6 grams of carbs per serving!
32. Egg Roll Soup
This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way. When craving for that favorite Asian appetizer without wrapping and frying, here is a healthy sub for your egg roll fix.
33. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup
This creamy lemon chicken soup is going to win your hearts… BIG time! Some magic happens with just a little bit of lemon, a little bit of butter and little bit of cheese and cream. Not to forget tons of spinach.
34. Grilled Cheese Chaffle
Everyone’s favorite childhood lunch, grilled cheese sandwich! This version has melty cheese in between two crispy chaffles!
35. Keto Salmon Patties
These salmon patties are tasty, nutritious and budget friendly. And just look at them. Who said pantry staple meals can’t be fancy?
36. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
This is a twist on classic loaded potato soup. You may call it faux-tato soup!! This loaded cauliflower soup is cozy in a bowl. Hearty, creamy soup loaded with cheese, scallions and bacon. You won’t even miss the potatoes when slurping down this low carb treat!
37. Keto Reuben Sandwich
Now here is a treat! This chaffle Reuben sandwich just may become your new favorite keto lunch recipe. It has everything you love about the original, the chaffles even have caraway seeds to mimic rye bread!
38. Keto Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps
Looking for healthy, sumptuous lunch without those extra carbs? Try swapping the bread with greens. These Light Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps are the perfect quick breakfast, lunch or snack!
39. Keto Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and grits are a Southern classic, enjoyed with equal gusto for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This low carb version of the beloved comfort food has cheesy cauliflower grits!
40. Keto Big Mac Salad
We’re wrapping up this list with everybody’s favorite Big Mac… in low carb salad form! This guilt free lunch even comes complete with a homemade Big Mac sauce as a dressing. Wow!
There you have it, forty easy and delicious, low carb, keto lunch recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.
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- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, julienne cut
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2-3 Tbsp tamari sauce
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener (optional)
- 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped green and white part separately
- 1 head Boston or butter lettuce
- Heat oil in wok over medium high heat. Add in onions along with white part of green onions. Sauté till translucent. Add chicken, break up and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, bell pepper, garlic, ginger along with tamari sauce, vinegar, monk fruit sweetener and chili garlic sauce. Cook till chicken is fully cooked. Stir in green part of the green onions and cilantro.
- Separate the lettuce leaves from the head. Scoop generous amounts of chicken mixture into the lettuce leaf boats and enjoy.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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