The following keto lunch recipes are great for anyone on a strict keto diet regimen or even if you just need to add a variety of low-carb meals to your diet.
With our busy schedules and all it can be tough to stick to our health goals but if you’re on a keto diet the last thing you need is eating any foods that will kick you out of ketosis.
Remember being on keto means you need to keep your carbs low and focus instead on eating healthy fats and good amounts of protein.
In order for that to happen you need to plan accordingly and that’s where these keto lunch ideas come in handy.
25+ (Low-Carb) Keto Lunch Recipes
1 - Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl
Your favorite Mexican dish – only a lot healthier!
So much flavor, totally filling and definitely keto-friendly.
Nutrition info (per 1/4 serving): Total Carbs: 10.41g, Net Carbs: 6.14g, Protein: 38.38g, Fat: 40.21g
2 - Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup
This keto buffalo chicken soup recipe is perfect for when you need something light.
It’s got all the flavor of the regular buffalo wings but without the excess carbs or calories.
Nutrition info (per cup): Net Carbs: 5g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 27g
3 - Low Carb Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce
4 - Low Carb General Tso's Chicken
5 - Santa Fe Low Carb Chicken Meal Prep
Cauliflower rice, bell peppers, lime and cilantro topped with seasoned chicken breasts and cheese!
For a total of 8g net carbs only.
Nutrition info (per 1 lunch bowl): Total Carbs: 11g, Net Carbs: 8g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 16g.
6 - Keto Chicken Salad
7 - Keto Blackened Steak Salad
Say goodbye to boring lunches with this perfectly blackened steak and sauteed veggies. So good!
With all the flavor you’ll get, this is an incredible lunch meal to keep you full throughout the day.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 11g, Protein: 47g, Fat: 56g.
8 - Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Fresh and healthy, this Low-Carb Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad is full of flavorful spices with a dressing that doubles as a marinade!
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 13g, Net Carbs: 7g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 21g.
9 - Low Carb Tuna Salad
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make a mouth watering meal like this.
This keto tuna salad is perfect for quick sandwiches or as a meal on its own.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 1g, Net Carbs: 0g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 29g.
10 - Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad
A delicious and low carb cold shrimp salad with avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese, and lemon juice.
11 - Keto Low Carb Taco Cups
Put a spin on the traditional taco with these low carb taco cups.
They’re quick and easy to make, very tasty and so much fun for a lunch meal.
Nutrition info (per taco cup): Total Carbs: 2g, Net Carbs: 4g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 11g.
12 - Keto Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Making a keto casserole doesn’t get easier than this. Make it for lunch and use your leftovers (if any) for an effortless dinner meal.
It’s a delicious family recipe that will keep everyone happy and satisfied.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 4.2g, Net Carbs: 3.4g, Protein: 43.8g, Fat: 25.6g.
13 - Keto Chicken Fajita Bake
This is a healthy keto lunch for work that definitely doesn’t sacrifice the flavor.
Great for taco Tuesdays or any other day of the week for that matter.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 10g, Net Carbs: 6.6g, Protein: 60g, Fat: 17g.
14 - Low Carb Big Mac Salad
All you need is 10 ingredients and 20 minutes and you’ve got yourself a much healthier big mac recipe for lunch.
Nutrition info (per 1/6 of entire recipe): Total Carbs: 3g, Net Carbs: 2g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 31g.
15 - Keto Grilled Steak with Mushroom Gravy
16 - BLT Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps
17 - Low Carb Taco Soup
Healthy comfort food at its finest.
If you’re on a strict keto diet and are craving some soup then this just might be your next favorite dish.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 7g, Net Carbs: 6g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 25g.
18 - Low-Carb Greek Chicken Bowls
Low-Carb Greek Chicken Bowls with cauliflower rice topped with Tzatziki for tons of flavor and a delicious keto lunch meal prep that will help keep you energized all day long!
Nutrition info (per serving): Total Carbs: 11.9g, Net Carbs: 9g, Protein: 49.2g, Fat: 37.9g.
19 - Keto low Carb Sandwich Lunchbox
20 - Keto Smoked Salmon Plate
21 - Keto Cuban Sliders
Another one of those delicious keto lunch recipes you can take on the go.
It’s a really tasty treat and does not require several hours of oven cooking like the traditional recipe.
Nutrition info (per slider): Net Carbs: 5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 43g.
22 - Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
It’s true that switching to a keto diet can sometimes limit you from some of your favorite dishes.
Well worry no more because here’s a keto-friendly grilled cheese recipe that’s just as amazing as the real one.
Nutrition info (per serving): Total Carbs: 10g, Net Carbs: 5g, Protein: 116g, Fat: 46g.
23 - Keto Crescent Dogs
Yes hot dogs are allowed to be a part of your keto lunch recipes as long as you can avoid all the extra carbs from the bread.
This low-carb keto crescent dog recipe is another good meal to help keep you in ketosis.
Nutrition info (per hot dog): Total Carbs: 4.7g, Net Carbs: 3.6g, Protein: 17.3g, Fat: 28.5g.
24 - Keto Butter Burgers
25 - Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole
A quick and easy keto chicken broccoli casserole recipe with cream cheese and broccoli made completely from scratch without relying on a canned soup base.
It’s gluten free, low carb, and absolutely delicious.
Nutrition info: Total Carbs: 7g; Net Carbs: 6g; Protein: 24g; Fat: 22g.
26 - Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower is an all time favorite for anyone on a keto diet. It’s low carb, versatile and goes well with a lot of other foods.
This cauliflower fried rice recipe is an excellent example of how you can make healthy, delicious cauliflower dish.
Nutrition info (per 1/4 of recipe): Total Carbs: 6g, Net Carbs: 5g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g.
27 - Keto Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this collection of quick, easy and delicious keto lunch recipes.
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New to meal prep or need a refresher? Check out this Complete Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Meal Prep.
What can I eat for lunch on keto?
When you’re on a keto diet you need to avoid any meals that will ruin your diet and kick you out of ketosis.
That means you should stay away from foods such as grains, starches, most sugars and sweeteners or in fact anything that contains high carbs.
The best way to make sure you’re eating the right keto foods for lunch is with the help of meal prep.
Does the keto diet work?
Yes, the keto diet can help you stay healthy and reach your weight goals.
But it is very important that you remember it just a diet like any other one. That means you need to do things the right way and pay attention to what you eat.
Do the right things and you’ll boost your keto results.
How Long Does It Take to Enter Ketosis?
The time it takes for your body to enter ketosis varies from person to person.
For some it could be a couple of days for others it could be a week or even more.
The only variable you can truly control is making sure you remain under your optimal net carbs limit which means eating the appropriate keto-friendly foods.
What should your macros be on keto?
The recommended macro ratio for ketosis is about 5% Carbs, 25% Protein and 70% Fat.
Please keep in mind that the recommendations are just that and your personal circumstances may need adjustments if need be.
Some things to keep in mind are your gender, age, level of activity, food tolerance and weight goals you may have in mind.