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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
34. Grilled Cheese Chaffle
Everyone’s favorite childhood lunch, grilled cheese sandwich! This version has melty cheese in between two crispy chaffles!
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!
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. 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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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