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    The 40 BEST Keto Lunch Ideas

    Looking for some low carb ideas for your midday meal? We have you covered!

    This collection of forty easy Keto Lunch Ideas 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!

    The 40 BEST Keto Lunch Recipes.

    Our Favorite Keto Lunches

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Keto Lettuce Wraps


    2. 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. 🙂

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl


    3. 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!

    Get the Recipe: Crustless Quiche


    4. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp Remoulade


    5. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    These easy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers are a hit! Brimming with Mediterranean flavors, even your picky eaters won’t mind their veggies.

    With hearty wild rice, sweet cherry tomatoes, briny olives, nutty pine nuts, and plenty of great seasonings, they’re a meal that you’ll want to make again and again.

    Get the Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers


    6. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Crack Chicken


    7. 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!

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Lettuce Wraps


    8. 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. 

    Get the Recipe: Taco Skillet


    9. 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. 

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup


    10. Shish Tawook

    Shish Tawook is tender pieces of chicken that have been marinated in a rich mixture of yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and a blend of earthy, exotic spices to get those amazing flavors going on. Then its grilled beautifully golden-brown, with a slightly crispy exterior, yet tender and juicy from within.

    Get the Recipe: Shish Tawook


    11. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Lemon Chicken Soup


    12. Shakshuka

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Shakshuka


    13. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor


    14. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ curbingcarbs


    15. 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!

    Get the Recipe: Chapli Kebab


    16. Sheet Pan Chicken

    Looking for healthy, sumptuous lunch without those extra carbs? This Sheet Pan Chicken with colorful veggies not only looks very inviting, but every single bite is bursting with flavor.

    Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken


    17. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ lowcarbingasian


    18. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Keto Zuppa Toscana


    19. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Zucchini Boats


    20. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Meaty Cabbage Soup


    21. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

    Egg Bhurji is the Indian style of scrambled eggs. The eggs cook in a savory masala with subtle hints of Indian spices.

    Get the Recipe: Egg Bhurji


    22. Antipasto Salad

    Antipasto Salad… The salad that is fit to be an any time meal. This bright and colorful salad is a great no-cook recipe that can be a wow worthy side dish, or stand alone main.

    Every single bite would be tad bit different here, as this antipasto salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, plump mozzarella balls, olives, artichokes, sweet cherry tomatoes and many more great antipasto favorites.

    Get the Recipe: Antipasto Salad


    23. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ greenandketo


    24. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ myketokitchen


    25. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ delightfullylowcarb


    26. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ the-girl-who-ate-everything


    27. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ thesoccermomblog


    28. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ kaseytrenum


    29. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Bruschetta Chicken


    30. 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.

    Get the Recipe: Tuscan Soup


    31. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ eazypeazymealz


    32. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ paleorunningmomma


    33. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ thatlowcarblife


    34. Grilled Cheese Chaffle

    Everyone’s favorite childhood lunch, grilled cheese sandwich! This version has melty cheese in between two crispy chaffles!

    Get the Recipe @ lowcarbnomad


    35. 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!

    Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Soup


    36. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ homemadeinterest


    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!

    Get the Recipe @ kicking-carbs


    38. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ lowcarbyum


    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!

    Get the Recipe @ noshtastic


    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!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious


    FAQ

    What is a Keto Diet?

    The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet known for its potential to help with weight loss and improve certain health conditions. It aims to put your body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.

    Are Salads a Good Keto Option?

    Yes, salads can be great for keto as long as you focus on high-fat toppings and dressings and avoid high-carb ingredients like croutons or sweet dressings.

    Can I Eat Out on a Keto Diet?

    Yes, with some caution. Look for menu items that are low in carbs, like salads, grilled meats, and vegetable sides. Avoid breaded items, sugary sauces, and starchy sides.

    Conclusion

    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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    40 BEST Keto Lunch Ideas

    Looking for some low carb ideas for your midday meal? This collection of Keto Lunch Recipes has you covered! These easy chicken lettuce wraps are one of our favorites:

    Ingredients

    • 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
    • ½ 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

    Instructions

      1. 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.
      2. Separate the lettuce leaves from the head. Scoop generous amounts of chicken mixture into the lettuce leaf boats and enjoy.

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