Maintaining a successful weight loss plan means making time for healthy keto lunch recipes that are both delicious and simple to make. We’ve collected our favorite keto lunch ideas below that make your weight loss journey easy!
Some of these dishes require cooking, while we’ve also provided several no-cook options so you can bring these meals with you to work if you have access to a microwave.
Bacon Cheeseburger Wraps
If you need an easy keto lunch that will both taste amazing and satisfy, try these bacon cheeseburger wraps. Their quick preparation time makes them the ideal solution when time is short!
Potato salad is an iconic lunch item, yet making a healthier version can be challenging when dealing with high levels of carbohydrates found in potatoes. For an enjoyable variation that fits within a keto-friendly lifestyle, cauliflower can be used in place of potatoes in this tasty recipe topped off with pickle juice, chopped dill pickles, Dijon mustard, green onion and crispy crumbled bacon pieces!
Egg rolls in a bowl make for a delectable keto meal that provides protein, veggies and spices all at once. Their filling – made from ground beef – can be cooked and refrigerated ahead of time to speed up cooking processes or frozen for convenient quick lunch options on busy days. A simple salad rounds off this satisfying keto bowl lunch!
Keto casseroles make an easy lunch solution that you can prepare ahead of time and reheat. Our keto chicken and broccoli casserole is packed with veggies, protein and delicious cream sauce – plus it makes an ideal lunchbox leftover!
Egg salad is an easy and tasty keto lunch idea you can whip up yourself at home or purchase in the deli section of your grocery store. Add chopped boiled chicken or slices of deli meat for additional protein boost, and some delis offer single-serve packs with egg salad, turkey, ham and cheese that would make an excellent low carb lunchbox option at work.
Potato salad is an iconic lunch option, yet can be difficult to incorporate into the keto diet due to potatoes’ relatively high carb content. So instead of relying on potatoes as the basis for our salad, we used cauliflower florets as its foundation – our “faux-tato salad” then contains chopped boiled eggs, pickles and Dijon mustard for an irresistibly crunchy experience! You could also add in other vegetables like radishes, cucumbers or fennel for variety and additional textures and flavors!
This keto cauliflower salad boasts all the classic flavor of potato salad without using potatoes! A creamy side dish that pairs nicely with barbecued meats and veggies or can even serve as an impressive main course at potluck events, it can easily be prepared ahead of time and will stay fresh in your fridge for several days after preparation.
To prepare this salad, start by steaming cauliflower until it’s fork tender. While that happens, whisk together all remaining ingredients – yogurt mayonnaise mustard garlic powder paprika into an ideal dressing that stands in for traditional potato salad! This makes an appealing alternative that’s especially great for those who avoid raw eggs or are vegans!
Add the cauliflower to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Garnish as desired with chopped chives and paprika before serving this delicious recipe that contains only 4.7g net carbs per serving!
Many individuals worry that transitioning to keto could mean giving up some of their comfort foods; however, this doesn’t have to be the case! There are plenty of recipes offering hearty yet satisfying dishes suitable for keto dieting; from mouthwatering casseroles to nutritious tuna salad salad.
This keto pasta dish uses zucchini noodles made from shirataki (a type of yam) combined with cheeses, tuna and Dijon mustard for an easy yet delectable dish that will satisfy even the fussiest eaters! Ideal for cold days when comfort food is what’s necessary, this meal makes for the ideal meal to bring the warmth indoors!
This keto tuna salad recipe is an absolute classic that is sure to please both on its own or as part of another dish. Flavored by green onion and dill, this tasty creation only takes 15 minutes to put together! Perfect for busy professionals.
Enjoy this tasty keto taco salad recipe. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and filling. Feel free to customize it according to your own tastes, substituting avocado in place of dairy-based sour cream for dairy free options, or substituting water instead of salsa sauce for less saucy options.
If you’re searching for a delicious keto lunch that is also vegetarian-friendly, look no further! Packed full of vegetables, flavorful sauce and cheese this delicious lunch can provide plenty of energy for work or school alike!
If egg salad isn’t quite your cup of tea, why not give this delicious chicken wrap a try instead? With only three ingredients needed and easy assembly required for maximum flavour and satisfaction! Created quickly in just minutes from start to finish and packed up easily as lunch, this low carb meal will keep you full until your next mealtime arrives – or make ahead and store in the fridge as a quick solution on busy days!
Avocado is an integral component of the keto diet, packed full of heart-healthy fats, fiber and vitamin C – as well as being an excellent source of folic acid and potassium.
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip, spread, or salad made from mashed avocados combined with various ingredients such as onions, cilantro, lime or lemon juice and salt; peppers and tomatoes may also be present. Additional popular flavours for guacamole include garlic, chili peppers and cumin.
Making delicious guacamole requires using fresh, high-quality ingredients. A vegetable chopper or food processor will save time by uniformly chopping onions; use Roma tomatoes or less juicy varieties such as plum to avoid watery texture; for an extra kick of spice add finely chopped jalapenos or serrano peppers as well as hot sauce, crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne.
To combat browning, spray extra lime juice over the surface before covering with plastic wrap – acidity helps inhibit the enzyme responsible for browning!
Cucumbers are an indispensable keto vegetable that are easily adaptable into salads, smoothies and appetizers and entrees alike. Flavour and Savour’s recipe takes it one step further with herbed cream cheese adding an unexpected flair. Perfect for parties or quick lunch options.
This Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer from This Mom’s Menu is ideal for lighter summer meals or backyard barbecues, offering a refreshing bite with its classic combination of lox and cream cheese rolled in thin cucumber ribbons for a light yet satisfying snack.
If you want a change, switch out the smoked salmon for some canned tuna and garnish with spicy pepper flakes or chives for extra flavor!
Keto Cucumber Bites can be made ahead of time, but for best results it’s best to assemble them right before serving. Storing too long in the refrigerator will cause them to lose moisture and become soggy; to prevent this from happening place the cucumber slices in a container lined with paper towels to absorb any extra liquid that accumulates in them.
Are you in search of tasty low-carb lunch ideas that are healthy yet portable? Look no further! These luscious lettuce wraps make the ideal lunch option; filled with flavorful ground chicken, colorful vegetables and delicious hoisin sauce served in crisp lettuce cups for a taste similar to restaurant fare that fits within gluten-free, keto and paleo diets!
For this recipe, I chose butter lettuce because of its firmer texture, making it easier to hold onto more substantial fillings. Other types of lettuce such as bibb, Boston or romaine hearts work equally well; ground chicken can be swapped out for any dark meat such as pork or turkey; water chestnuts could even be swapped out with peanuts to reduce carb intake!
Before beginning to make lettuce wraps, combine all of the ingredients for hoisin sauce in a bowl and whisk until everything is mixed evenly. Set this aside. When it’s time to assemble your lettuce wraps, simply start layering one leaf at a time with desired ingredients before finishing it off with toasted sesame seeds for garnish! Enjoy!