As part of your low-carb diet, lunch can often be challenging without easy prep options. With these keto lunch recipes you can stay satisfied throughout your day!
From simple cold keto salads to hot meals requiring the use of a microwave, these recipes are delicious and healthy – not to mention they store well in your refrigerator!
Mexican Crockpot Soup
Soup can be the perfect comfort food, especially during those times of hunger. This Mexican Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is packed with flavors thanks to the addition of sweet corn kernels, diced tomatoes, red peppers, and chili powder – plus its low carb count! For optimal keto results use low sodium broth and forgo the tortilla chips altogether!
This slow cooker recipe is straightforward to create; all it requires is adding ingredients and then leaving it all alone! For added savory flavor, consider browning your chicken before putting it in.
Switch out chicken for beef or pork for a different taste experience! Not only is this delicious crockpot soup packed with protein-rich meats, it is also abundant with nutritious vegetables – add fresh cilantro as an attractive garnish to add even more color and vibrancy!
Another tasty way to increase your greens intake is with a salad featuring your favorite proteins. This spinach and pine nut salad features tuna, which is often seen on keto diets. Feel free to swap out strawberries for other fruits or even smoked salmon; and finish it all off with some Wholly Guacamole packs or similar ready-made brands for easy travels.
If you don’t have time to prepare a full meal, a quick lunch option that fits with a special diet may be just the thing. This shrimp remoulade salad is the ideal option; its succulent shrimp come together with classic Louisiana style remoulade for an impressive presentation that makes an easy, quick lunch option that pairs nicely with other healthy lunch recipes. It can even be served over lettuce as an easy wrap option!
An ideal, quick and satisfying lunch option is a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and bacon. Although most people cannot stomach sandwiches without bread, you can use crispy lettuce leaves as an easy and effective substitute to control portion sizes while eating the sandwich easily. In addition, you could replace tomato and bacon with other things such as chopped deli meat or avocado slices for even greater portion control!
If you’re searching for a satisfying Keto soup recipe that won’t break the bank, this Roasted Cauliflower Soup should do the trick! Packed full of flavor but low in carbs – ideal for those wanting the taste of classic American loaded baked potato soup without all those additional carbs!
This delicious keto recipe is quick and simple to make in either the oven or Instant Pot. All that’s required for success is a large pot or dutch oven, chopped cauliflower, thyme, garlic cloves, vegetable stock, Parmesan cheese milk and salt. Preheat the oven to 430 degrees F (220 degrees C). Cut cauliflower into florets coated in olive oil and smoked paprika before placing them into the oven for 15 minutes at 430. In another pot saute onion and thyme until translucent before adding minced minced garlic cloves before finally adding the roasted cauliflower back in and season with salt and pepper before simmering the vegetable stock until tender!
Once your soup is finished, puree it using either an immersion blender or regular blender. I highly suggest keeping some roasted cauliflower florets aside as garnish; their colorful and tasty pop add a great visual pop. Adding extra cream or milk for more creamy soup may be desirable, however when doing so remember to use low sodium broth so as to limit sodium consumption.
Serve in a bowl and enjoy! Garnish it with some shredded cheese and crumbled bacon for extra flair, or add chili or garlic powder for even more kick.
Are You on a Ketogenic Diet? If you are, you know it involves following a low-carb, high-fat diet which leads to ketosis – a metabolic state which aids weight loss while helping prevent diseases like diabetes, cancer and epilepsy. Try our delicious Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup as part of your ketogenic Diet and warm yourself from within!
Chaffle Reuben Sandwich
If you follow a keto diet, finding quick-prep meals that are both delicious and nutritional can be challenging. But we have you covered – here are some quick and easy keto lunch ideas you’re sure to love! Most can be prepared within five minutes or less – perfect for days when you find yourself running late for work or haven’t planned ahead for healthy lunch options.
This fun and tasty Reuben sandwich recipe adds an exciting and exciting flair. Created using low carb and keto friendly rye bread chaffles, the filling contains corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese before being finished off with sweet and tart thousand island dressing for added sweetness – the ideal meal to keep you full throughout your busy day!
Another quick and easy keto lunch idea is this shrimp remoulade salad from New Orleans. Perfect for either lunch or dinner! Serve over green salad leaves or in wraps/lettuce cups for maximum enjoyment!
For quick and easy keto lunches, give this grilled chicken salad a try. Packed full of avocado, bacon and tender shredded grilled chicken, this delectable keto meal features a tart lemon dressing for extra zing! Perfect for weekend prep bringing into work during the week!
These cucumber bites make an easy and tasty keto snack! A nutritious alternative to fried pickles, these bites feature cucumber slices, cream cheese and smoked salmon topped with sugar-free Thousand Island dressing for extra flavor!
One of the greatest difficulties when eating out is finding keto-friendly meals at restaurants. That’s why it’s essential to bring along some quick and easy keto lunch recipes to help maintain ketosis throughout your workday, without needing to stress out over what to order from waitstaff or risk being kicked out. These quick keto lunch recipes will keep you full and energized throughout your workday!
Light Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps
Meatless keto lunch recipes that are both flavorful and high in protein are difficult to come by, but this easy egg salad wrap can easily meet either taste preference and meal prep needs. Made in minutes if hard boiled eggs are on hand and eaten either hot or cold!
Add chili flakes or other spicy seasonings, like chives, dill and parsley as desired to adjust its heat level; I used red pepper in this recipe but feel free to leave out if spice isn’t your cup of tea, especially when making it for kids or those with sensitive palates.
This salad is ideal for hot, steamy summer days when you want something cool and refreshing without heating up the kitchen or stovetop. Plus, its packed full of hydrating vegetables that provide vitality – one serving has only 183 Calories and 1 Gram of Net Carbs!
Whisk the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl until combined. Fold in chopped eggs, celery and onion before stirring the entire mix to incorporate. You could also try adding pickled daikon radish for extra flavor and crunch!
Assemble the wraps! Start by using a piece of parchment paper as your guide, and roll tightly. At first it may seem difficult, but with practice will become simpler. I like adding an extra crunch with sesame oil drizzled onto mine but this step is completely optional!
Serve and Enjoy! I like serving these lettuce wraps with crunchy veggies and a beverage to help fill me up and stay hydrated throughout my busy day. Additionally, this recipe can easily be doubled ahead of time and stored in the fridge for several days, making this an excellent option for busy families.
To enjoy, simply pull off a leaf of butter lettuce and fill it with egg salad mixture. You can top off this simple and healthy lunch with extra toppings such as chopped vegetables or garnishes like sesame oil or pickled daikon radish for extra flavor!