Following the keto diet means that you’ve committed to eating a diet that is high in fat, low in carbs and moderate in protein. However, with that comes a long list of restricted foods. Among this list, you’ll find foods such as bread, bagels, and other common foods that are enjoyed at lunch. This list of restricted foods can leave you to feel lost and confused. Rest assured, we’re here to help!
Whether you enjoy a classic sandwich, prefer a light salad or enjoy trying something unique we have got you covered and will help you enjoy delicious lunches that are keto-approved. Not only are these lunch ideas delicious but they’re quick to prepare too. Moreover, these recipes can be prepared ahead of time so that you’ll be prepared for your busy week ahead.
Salads can get boring, fast! Say goodbye to bland salads and give this keto taco salad a try. This simple salad combines shredded lettuce with shredded cheese, ground beef, and your favorite taco toppings.
This recipe also provides instructions on how to season the meat without having to use a store-bought seasoning packet. This salad packs a ton of flavor and will surely satisfy your belly (and taste buds).
https://www.meganseelinger.com/blog/ketotacosalad?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=433473408_14808138_356043 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MEGAN SEELINGER
Sandwiches and wraps are classic go-to’s for lunch. They’re quick, easy, and filling! However, they’re loaded with carbs which means one sandwich can quickly kick you out of ketosis.
Don’t sacrifice your diet but instead, make this no-bread turkey club. You’ll quickly learn that these lettuce wraps come together just as effortlessly as a sandwich, and they’re quite delicious too.
https://madaboutfood.co/new-blog/no-bread-turkey-club PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MAD ABOUT FOOD
Explore another fun twist on a classic salad by indulging in a cobb salad on a stick. The delicious ingredients that make up a cobb salad are conveniently strung onto a wooden skewer. These skewers would be great for parties but would also make for a fun lunch too.
Be sure to pack your skewers with our Homemade Keto Avocado Ranch Dip. This dip is not only creamy and delicious but it’s full of healthy fats too and will surely help you hit your daily macros.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/drool-worthy-keto-cobb-salad-on-a-stick/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
This recipe puts a fun keto twist onto a classic egg salad recipe. The special ingredient of this recipe is avocados! Enjoy the salad by the spoonful or scoop it into lettuce cups – your choice!
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and the more healthy fats you can consume in a day while following the keto diet, the better. Further, the addition of chopped avocados will only make this egg salad even creamier than it was before.
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/avocado-egg-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DOWNSHIFTOLOGY
Ordering a sub from your favorite fast-food restaurant is convenient but once again, that delicious sandwich will quickly kick you out of ketosis. Thankfully this recipe comes together as quickly as it would take you to order one from a restaurant.
In just 5 minutes you can be indulging in these delicious Italian sub roll-ups. This sub is made up of 4 different types of meat and provolone cheese. Fill the roll-ups with shredded lettuce, mayo, and extra toppings such as hot peppers, or olives. Finally, pair the roll-ups with a simple Italian vinegarette.
https://www.ourpaleolife.com/italian-sub-roll-ups-grain-free-low-carb-keto/ OUR PALEO LIFE
If you’re looking for a light yet flavorful lunch then look no further. This Keto Fat Bomb slaw has your name written all over it.
This slaw is made with a bag of shredded mixed cabbage, mayo, and a few other simple ingredients. To make this a full meal simply pair the slaw with a protein of your choice such as grilled chicken breast.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/creamy-keto-fat-bomb-summer-slaw/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Quesadillas are one of the most underrated meals! Unfortunately, traditional quesadillas are loaded with carbs. This recipe proves that with a few ingredient substitutions you can still indulge in a delicious quick and easy meal.
Instead of a flour tortilla, you’ll make a delicious cheese tortilla! You’ll be happy to learn that this step only takes about 5 minutes in the oven. Once prepared, you’ll then be able to fill the quesadilla with your favorite keto-approved toppings.
https://www.officiallyglutenfree.com/2018/10/keto-chicken-quesadilla/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OFFICIALLY GLUTEN FREE
Many people enjoy meatloaf for dinner, but it can be enjoyed for lunch too! Cooking the meatloaf in a muffin tin will help to create the perfect portions for lunch. Each keto meatloaf yields about 10 grams of fat and just 2 grams of carbs.
The ground beef is bound together with low-carb pork rinds and is infused with delicious seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. The meatloaf minis are also topped with low-carb ketchup. Better yet, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes.
https://www.meganseelinger.com/blog/ketomeatloaves?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=415728714_14015624_448082 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MEGAN SEELINGER
Cabbage rolls may be delicious but they do require a bit of work. Thankfully this recipe has come to your rescue so that you can enjoy the flavors of cabbage rolls any day of the week!
The secret is to turn the ingredients of cabbage rolls into a soup! Further, this recipe is prepared in an Instant Pot which means this soup will come together incredibly quickly. Make this soup on the weekend and you’ll have lunches ready to go for the entire week.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-low-carb-unstuffed-cabbage-roll-soup/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
The next time you find yourself craving pizza don’t give in and head to a pizza joint on your lunch hour. Instead, make this quick and easy keto pizza recipe!
This pizza starts with a simple fathead dough that comes together in just 20 minutes. Then you’ll be ready to top it with your favorite keto-approved toppings. Keep in mind, if you don’t have the luxury of making pizza during your lunch break, consider making it the night before and take the leftovers to work!
https://gimmedelicious.com/2019/01/31/keto-pizza/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GIMME DELICIOUS
If taco salad isn’t quenching your taco craving try this recipe! Why eat tacos for dinner when you can eat them for lunch. This delicious keto-friendly meal will surely have your co-workers jealous.
The taco cups allow you to eat all the ingredients you love about tacos but with less mess. Moreover, they’re perfectly portioned for lunch too.
https://kaseytrenum.com/low-carb-taco-cups-keto-friendly/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KASEY TRENUM
You’re bound to crave a sandwich while following the keto diet. After all, sandwiches are one of the easiest lunches to whip together. Don’t derail your diet just for convenience, instead try this one-minute keto bread recipe!
This recipe requires 5 simple ingredients and is cooked in the microwave! In just one minute you’ll have keto-bread ready to be turned into a sandwich, or enjoyed however you wish!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/one-minute-keto-mug-bread/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Your favorite sandwich just got a serious keto makeover! This recipe gets creative and puts a fun twist on a classic Philly cheesesteak recipe.
Instead of steak, this recipe is made with lean chicken. Further, omit the bun altogether and place the ingredients inside half a bell pepper. This low-carb solution will surely quench your Philly cheesesteak craving.
https://skinnyms.com/stuffed-philly-chicken-peppers-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SKINNYMS
Ham and cheese sandwiches are a classic, and they’re tasty too, however, they’re clearly not keto-approved. The next time you find yourself craving a classic sandwich like that, whip together these keto ham and cheese rolls.
These ham and cheese rolls require 5 ingredients and just 20 minutes of your time. Keep in mind, this recipe yields 6 rolls which means you’ll have plenty to enjoy all week long.
https://sweetcsdesigns.com/easy-keto-ham-and-cheese-rolls-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET C’S
Ditch the flour tortillas because, with this recipe, you won’t need it! All the ingredients you love about fajitas are conveniently stuffed into a chicken breast.
This fajita stuffed chicken breast would be an excellent dinner but if you prep them on the weekend, you can have delicious lunches ready for the entire week. Bake the chicken breasts on a foil-lined baking sheet and then once cooked, divide them into lunch containers.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/fajita-stuffed-chicken-breast/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Here is another great way to enjoy low-carb pizza! Instead of making a keto pizza dough, you’ll use zucchini slices. The zucchini slices are then topped with low-carb pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings.
This recipe comes together in just 20 minutes and can even be cooked ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat lunch, simply heat the pizza bites in the microwave.
https://easylowcarb.com/zucchini-pizza-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EASY LOW CARB
Nothing beats a warm bowl of savory chili on a cold dreary day. This recipe puts a keto twist on a classic chili recipe so that you can indulge guilt-free. This recipe also feeds a crowd, or in your case, will help you enjoy delicious lunches all week long.
In this chili, you can expect ground beef, green chilis, tomatoes, and loads of delicious seasonings. Consume more fats by serving the chili with shredded cheese, diced avocado, and a dollop of full-fat sour cream.
https://thehealthcreative.com/2019/01/15/no-bean-keto-crockpot-chili/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE HEALTH CREATIVE
The Instant Pot comes to the rescue once again to help cook a delicious lunch quickly. Who needs deep-fried egg rolls when you can enjoy a big bowl of this egg roll in a bowl guilt-free.
This recipe ditches the deep-fried wrapper all together and cooks the fillings in the Instant Pot. For this recipe, you’ll need ground pork, julienned carrots, shredded cabbage, and a few other ingredients. Not only does it come together quickly but it yields about 4 to 6 servings too.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/better-than-takeout-low-carb-instant-pot-egg-roll-in-a-bowl/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Who needs bread when you can make these savory cheesy tuna melts. Better yet, this lunch has zero carbs and still, they’re full of flavor!
The secret is to use cheese instead of bread. The cheese engulfs the tuna salad and the ingredients are baked together until the cheese has become golden brown. Further, this 4-ingredient recipe comes together in 15 minutes or less.
https://www.officiallyglutenfree.com/2019/02/cheesy-keto-tuna-melts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OFFICIALLY GLUTEN FREE
Heading to your nearest Mc Donald’s and picking up a Big Mac burger is convenient, but it doesn’t comply with your diet. In fact, eating a Big Mac burger could easily kick you out of ketosis.
We were determined to make a keto version of everyone’s favorite. These copycat low-carb Big Mac bites are perfect for parties but great for lunches too. Be sure to enjoy the bites with our Copycat Big Mac Sauce as this adds to the authentic flavor of a Big Mac burger.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-low-carb-keto-big-mac-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Now that you’ve got your lunches figured out be sure to try these Keto Dinners In A Half Hour Or Less!