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This collection of easy & healthy Low Carb Lunch Ideas includes delicious recipes that you can make at home or take to work. These low carb lunch recipes include options for soup, salads, reusing leftovers and more! Perfect for meal planning and budgeting cheap low carb meals.
Why Share Low Carb Lunch Ideas
We all enjoy a hearty meal for lunch, and there are numerous amazing food ideas. However, if you’re on a low-carb diet, your options are limited because you’ve got to worry about the extra carbs.
You can no longer enjoy meatballs without thinking about the breadcrumbs. Sad, right? But here’s the good news; there are several delicious and low-carb dishes you can incorporate into your meal plan just as they are or with a few tweaks.
I compiled a list of interesting low carb lunch ideas from my kitchen and other amazing kitchens on the internet, just for you!
More Low Carb Meal Ideas:
- Best Low Carb Pizza
- The Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes
- Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
- Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes
Let’s get into the various low-carb lunch recipes you can consider:
Low Carb Salads
These salads are some of the easiest and flavorful low carb lunch ideas. Most of them include a rainbow of vegetables and easy to make or buy dressings.
Keto Chicken Caesar Salad
Replace high-carb croutons with cheese crisps to make this delicious and low-carb salad that mimics the classic American Caesar salad. It features my DIY creamy caesar dressing.
Keto Chicken Cobb Salad
Chicken is the main protein in this salad. Other low-carb ingredients include avocado, cherry tomatoes, bacon, and red onions. Every bite counts!
Keto Taco Salad Supreme
This is one of the best low carb lunch ideas—it effortlessly replaces taco supreme by toning down the carbs without compromising the taste. I use my homemade taco seasoning.
BLT Avocado Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing
Try this flavor-packed BLT avocado salad if you’re looking for something low-carb and simply delicious. It’s easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch.
Easy Keto Tuna Salad
Every time you crave a hearty tuna meal for lunch, go for this recipe. The results are creamy and full of flavor, yet you’ll require a handful of common ingredients.
Eat these on a lettuce wrap or your favorite low carb bread.
Bacon Ranch Easy Chicken Salad
If you don’t have a favorite chicken salad, try this one. It’s easy to put together, the flavors are well-balanced, and the best part, it’s low-carb.
This salad is a quick and easy fix for lunch. It uses less than 10 ingredients, and every bite shouts, ‘happy summer!.’
Amazing Shrimp Caesar Salad
If you’re looking for simple yet sensational low carb lunch recipes with shrimp, this is your sure bet. You won’t stop until the last bite is done.
Soups for Low Carb Lunch
Have these creamy and delicious low carb soups for lunch. This list includes some of my most popular soup recipes like creamy keto tomato soup as well as options that use leftover meat like my leftover turkey soup.
Easy Creamy Keto Tomato Soup
Make this one-pot keto soup with just a handful of ingredients. No cornstarch, flour, or sugar, but the results are beyond amazing.
Keto Chicken Vegetable Soup
The goodness in a bowl of this soup is unbelievable, yet it only has 3g of net carbs. It’s easy to make and uses only a few simple ingredients.
You can even swap the chicken breasts with leftover turkey or my air fryer boneless chicken thighs.
Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe
Use up your leftover turkey (or other meat) for this easy healthy turkey and cauliflower rice soup recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes to come together.
Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This keto cream of mushroom soup is ridiculously delicious. It has the kind of creamy taste that leaves you wanting more. Better still, it’s perfect for a low-carb diet.
When it’s not lunch time, add some chicken like I did in this mushroom chicken skillet. Or, enjoy it in my keto green bean casserole.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
You’ll need 7 basic ingredients to make a rich and creamy chicken soup bursting with flavors. This soup will light up your afternoon.
Creamy Yellow Squash Soup
If you’re struggling to find low carb lunch soup ideas with vegetables likes squash, give this one a shot. It’s a one-pot dish and comes together in about 30 minutes.
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup
This soup is a riot of flavors made from common real food ingredients. It’s easy to make, and one serving contains only 5g of net carbs.
Low Carb Lunch Bowls
Lunch bowls are an easy way to layer a lot of flavors. These bowls are easy to make andcan incorporate leftovers.
Keto Carnitas Burrito Bowl
Easy to prep and cook, my keto carnitas burrito bowl is everything you need to have a good afternoon.
It’s refreshing and low-carb. Plus, it uses leftovers from my easy slow cooker boneless pork shoulder roast and cilantro lime cauliflower rice.
Keto Eggroll in a Bowl
Enjoy a low-carb egg roll dish made with only 6 ingredients. This one will be ready in less than 30 minutes and is loaded with flavors.
Keto Fish Taco Bowls
There’s nothing like a bowl of well-done fish and assorted vegetables. This fish taco is full of fresh flavors and takes less than 30 minutes to cook.
Hawaiian Keto Pizza Bowl
This crustless pizza is a safe option if you’re trying to cut carbs while keeping things interesting. It’s simply delicious and takes less time to make than a regular pizza.
Keto Greek Chicken Bowls
Low carb lunch recipes don’t have to be boring. Take your lunch bowl game a notch higher with a keto greek chicken dish. Every bite is an adventure.
Leftover Taco Meat Bowls
Do you have some leftover meat and are wondering how to put it to good use? This leftover taco meat bowl is definitely a hit.
Wraps & Low Carb Sandwiches
When cutting carbs, bread is usually the first option that people skip. These creative wraps and low carb sandwiches prove that there are more options than that. They include vegetable wraps, but also some options for low carb bread alternatives.
Keto Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Shrimp are naturally low-carb and make low-carb meal planning easy. These shrimp lettuce wraps are perfect, and one serving has only 2g of net carbs.
Asian Lettuce Wraps with Ground Beef
A sandwich is a tricky dish for low-carb dieters because it has bread. A keto Asian lettuce wrap is a perfect replacement; equally tasty and has fewer carbs.
Keto Chicken Bacon Cheese Wraps
Easy to make and bursting with flavors, these 6-ingredient keto chicken bacon cheese wraps are the real deal whenever you need a light yet filling dish.
Turkey Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
Are you looking for super easy and interesting low carb lunch ideas to include in your menu? This recipe is your fix. Each wrap is loaded with awesomeness.
Leftovers That Reheat Well
Leftovers make the perfect lunch. But, you have to choose the right dishes. These low carb lunch ideas from leftovers are a great start.
Keto Crustless Pizza Casserole
Going crustless is the easiest way to minimize the carbs in pizza. This one is perfect for meal preps and reheats well.
Easy Keto Italian Sausage Meatballs
If meatballs are life, you don’t have to give them up for a diet. Make and enjoy these juicy, flavorful meatballs while keeping your low-carb goals intact.
Keto Chicken Alfredo Bake
This hearty meal takes about 30 minutes from prep to plate. It’s creamy, delicious, and easy to make for the whole family.
You can use jarred sauce or my homemade keto Alfredo sauce that takes 15 minutes.
Keto Southern Shrimp and Cauliflower Cheese Grits
The classic shrimp and grits dish is heart-warming but carb-loaded thanks to the grits.
My version uses cauliflower instead of regular grits, and the results are amazing.
If you’re not a fan of cauliflower grits, use a little of my keto grits instead.
I personally find that adding more vegetables to dishes help them to be more filling without adding a lot of net carbs.
You no longer have to choose between your favorite dishes and low-carb diet goals because you can have both. Use these healthy low carb lunch ideas to jumpstart your creativity.
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