21 Keto Lunch Ideas! Perfectly packable low carb lunches for work or school! Whether you’re a meal prepper or a leftover enthusiast you’ll love these easy ketogenic lunch recipes that are easy and low carb.
When I started the keto diet, I never had a hard time finding good keto recipes or ten for dinner or dessert, but keto lunch ideas?
That was always a challenge for me.
If you’ve been thinking that finding a fabulous packable, low carb lunch for work or school or even home is next to impossible; you’re not alone.
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Keto Lunch Meal Prep
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again-meal prep is the best & easiest way to stay on top of your keto game. Not only does it save you a ton of money, but it’s also a time and energy saver.
Meal prepping your lunches on Saturday or Sunday means more free time during the week and always means more money in your pocket because you cut back on last-minute grocery store runs and restaurant meals.
Meal prepping doesn’t mean you’ll spend all day in the kitchen! You may choose three crockpot meals for the week that make enough for dinner and lunch.
Boom. How’s that for easy?
Ok, I’ll jump off the meal prep soapbox now. You can read more about meal prepping for weight loss on the keto diet right here.
Whether you’re planning or prepping these keto lunch ideas will inspire you to stick to your diet!
If you’re looking for keto salads for lunch or dinner – be sure to check out these 17 Keto Salad Recipes That Make Lettuce Less Boring – remember you need leafy greens – especially on a low carb diet – to get enough potassium!
Need snacks for work? Be sure to check out Keto Krate! They send you fabulous keto snacks every month – with 5 net carbs or less!
Ok. Now, let’s do lunch!
Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados
Starting things off with this keto lunch idea from Yummy Healthy Easy! I know tuna salad is nothing new, but this recipe has a secret ingredient that adds a crunch & makes the tuna outstanding. Pickles. I can’t keep a secret to save my life. Try the recipe-you’ll love it! Get it on Yummy Healthy Easy
Here’s an easy keto lunch idea made to meal prep ahead! Get the details on Megan Seelinger
Greek Mason Jar Salad
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
If your idea of a packable keto lunch is more wrap than salad then you’ll enjoy this low carb recipe from Tastaholic’s that comes together in less than 15 minutes.
Get the recipe here
Grilled Cheese (With A Cauliflower Crust)
Let me start by saying this takes a tiny bit of effort, but I would never suggest work that did not pay off.
From The Iron You
Caprese Salad In A Jar
A super simple meal prep idea-mason jar salads! This simple Caprese salad is the traditional lineup of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil seasoned with Olive Oil, salt and pepper.
The genius is in the prep. Make these a day or two in advance – store in covered Mason jars in the fridge – and you don’t have to worry about packing lunch all week.
Get the recipe on Skinny Ms
Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes
No bun? No problem! Here’s a high protein low carb alternative to sandwiches for lunch using fresh tomato as a vehicle for tuna salad topped with melted cheese.
Get the recipe on Beauty and The Foodie
If you like chicken salad, then you’ll ADORE this super low carb recipe for lunch. We are talking 1 net carb per serving!
Get the recipe on Peace, Love and Low Carb
Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon
It’s OK to unapologetically crave a salad for lunch-especially one that features bacon, avocado, and Caesar dressing!
Check it out on Savory Tooth
Chicken “Noodle” Soup In A Jar
This mason jar soup idea may be the easiest packable lunch-ever. You can prep the soup ahead of time, store in the refrigerator, and all you have to do for lunch at work is add water!
Get this lunch idea on KetoDiet App
Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad
Here’s a keto summer salad recipe featuring shrimp and cauliflower that’s beautiful and delicious from Melissa over at I Breathe I’m Hungry.
Get all the details & full recipe here
Pizza Muffin In A Mug
If a keto lunch recipe that comes together in less than 2 minutes sounds good, then check out this cheesy pizza combination from My Montana Kitchen! It’s a muffin with pepperoni, cheese, and Italian spices. And it’s amazing.
Get all of the details right here
The Unwich Lettuce Wrap
Get the 411 on all things Unwich & find out once & for all how to make a lettuce wrap you’ll be confident enough to eat wearing a white t-shirt. A good white t-shirt.
Get the recipe on Ketogasm
Take basic egg salad & your lunch hour to another level with this Cobb Egg Salad recipe from Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling
Mexican Chicken Soup (Crock Pot)
Leftover Alert: Ordinarily leftovers for lunch are not my jam, but there are exceptions for every rule. Here’s one of them.
It takes around five minutes to put this low carb Mexican crockpot soup recipe together, but it tastes like you put in hours of work!
Get the recipe on Low Carb Yum
Featuring ham, pork, Swiss cheese, and mustard this almond flour combination will give you all of the flavors of the traditional Cuban recipe with none of the guilt!
Get the full recipe on Mince Republic
A simple pizza inside a portobello mushroom! Find the full recipe on The Wholesome Dish
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad
Another vegetarian option for lunch! Chopped cauliflower combined with finely chopped leeks, walnuts, full-fat sour cream, and a pinch of sea salt creates a nice texture and a creamy, healthy keto lunch for work or school.
Get the full recipe on Low Carb, So Simple
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
Miss pasta? Enter the zoodle! Enjoy for dinner & save the leftovers for lunch!
Recipe on Jo Cooks
Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Here’s another exception to the leftovers rule. I had to include this Keto Ground Beef Casserole as one of my favorite keto lunch ideas, because it IS one of my favorites:) It is also an easy 30 minute recipe with 3.6 net carbs per serving. Get the recipe here on Word To Your Mother Blog.
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
If you aren’t already an almond four fan, you will be after you try this recipe for keto, yes, keto buffalo chicken tenders! Get the recipe on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Taco Cabbage Skillet
I’m sneaking in one more dinner for lunch recipe here, but there’s solid logic behind my decision. It’s easy – budget-friendly & tastes better the next day!
Get the full recipe on Hey Keto Mama
Delicious chili that tastes even better the second day! Via That Low Carb Life
“Mac” & Cheese
Ok, so technically it’s cauliflower & cheese, but this recipe is so creamy you’ll forget. No, seriously. You will.
Get all the details on Gluten Free Daddy
Salmon Poke Bowl
A quick & easy lunch that’s super healthy & takes minutes to prep via My Keto Kitchen
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