25 Easy Keto Lunch Ideas

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Start your keto diet right with these easy keto lunch recipes. They’re full of flavor, filling, and will keep you in ketosis. They’re extra yummy and nutritious.

If you eat a ketogenic diet, it’s hard to find where to get a low-carb lunch. Often, you cannot just go to the cafeteria and get a perfectly healthy low-carb meal.

That’s where a little bit of meal prepping comes in handy. Today I’m sharing multiple easy keto lunch ideas that you can pack up and bring to work.

keto lunch ideas

1. Chicken Thighs

Chicken Thighs

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This one-skillet lunch recipe is definitely worth trying. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, thus, it’s budget-friendly.

Also, it takes only around 25 minutes to cook. So, if you’re tired of eating oven-cooked chicken that’s always very simple and bland, this recipe is great!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 479
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 38g


2. Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

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Here is another keto chicken recipe. I’m a big fan of chicken, so I love trying different things with it. Also, it’s just meat that actually has a low carbon footprint.

If you want to find more ways to use almond flour for ketogenic recipes, check these almond flour dish ideas.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 193.6
  • Fats: 9g
  • Net Carbs: 0.5g
  • Protein: 26.8g


3. Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

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While these sausage rolls don’t necessarily look like they’re low carb, they actually are. That’s achieved by using almond and coconut flour.

You can get good-quality coconut flour. Coconut flour, unlike wheat flour, is very rich in fiber and has a significant amount of protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 200
  • Fats: 15.3g
  • Net Carbs: 2.8g
  • Protein: 11.5g


4. Italian Sub Roll-Up

Italian Sub Roll-Up

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These Italian roll-ups are the easiest lunch you can make for yourself and your family. Very easy to pack up and just bring to work, they’re also made from very simple ingredients.

Obviously, the meats play a huge role here. So, you want to get high-quality salami, pepperoni to truly get the most out of the recipe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 234.3
  • Fats: 20.6g
  • Net Carbs: 0.9g
  • Protein: 10g


5. Greek Turkey Meal Prep

Greek Turkey Meal Prep

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Loving the Greek cuisine? Here is a great keto meal prep recipe for the times when you’re craving something different – turkey.

Needless to say, it’s a perfect lunch dish for work. You can easily pack it up! Serve it with lemon cauliflower rice if you want to keep it low carb. Lemon makes it even more delicious.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 209
  • Fats: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 27g


6. Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce

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Another chicken thigh recipe! This one is for mushroom lovers because it comes with mushroom sauce.

Needless to say, it’s absolutely delicious and will keep you full for the whole day. It’s actually one of those 30-minute keto dinners that you can make for family and pack leftovers for lunch.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 558
  • Fats: 41g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 41g


7. Crusted Buttery Chicken Casserole

Crusted Buttery Chicken Casserole

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Casseroles are great both for lunches and dinners. They’re usually packed with flavors, full of nutritional value, and still low in carbs.

This dish, in fact, only contains 1g of carbs per serving. So, it’s truly low in carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 402
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 1.07g
  • Protein: 26g


8. Stuffed Bell Pepper Pizzas

Stuffed Bell Pepper Pizzas

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Let’s be honest. There will be times when you’ll crave pizza when you’re on the keto diet.

Of course, you don’t want to break your ketosis and that’s where these stuffed red peppers pizzas come in handy. They’re easy to make, they’re the perfect comfort food, and they’re full of pizza flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 179
  • Fats: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 13g


9. Paleo Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup

Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup

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If you’re a fan of Thai cuisine and miss your noodle soups, you’re going to love this keto soup. To make the noodles, you’ll need a vegetable spiralizer.

Spiralizers are cheap but work like beast. Also, if you’re on a keto diet and you’ve always been a big fan of pasta, you’re going to use the spiralizer quite often.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 271
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 7.3g
  • Protein: 24.5g


10. Crispy Keto Chicken Tenders

Keto Chicken Tenders

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You can easily pack these tenders up and serve them with all types of side dishes – low carb and non-low carb ones.

Make sure you get good-quality almond flour. It’s essential to creating crispiness! Check out these Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders as well. They’re keto-friendly.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 261
  • Fats: 11.8g
  • Net Carbs: 1.3g
  • Protein: 33.2g


11. Keto Tuna Melt on Zucchini

Keto Tuna Melt

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These zucchini boats are great for lunch both for you and for the kids. If you’re tired of eating meat all the time, it’s a nice lunch to try.

Tuna has such a distinctive taste, it’ll be a nice change. These zucchini boats are also great for bigger parties because they’re easy to share.

Per Serving (A total of 2 servings – 2 zucchinis):

  • Calories: 238
  • Fats: 17.5g
  • Net Carbs: 4.9g
  • Protein: 14.9g


12. Ground Chicken Thai Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Thai Lettuce Wraps

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These lettuce wraps are so delicious and easy to make, they’ll become your favorite lunch meal prep dish. The recipe does use a little bit of sugar, I recommend either cutting it out or using erythritol instead.

Anyway, if you love Thai flavors, you’ll absolutely enjoy this little lunch dish in lettuce leaves. You might also like these keto sweet chili pork boats.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 255
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 22g


13. Italian Chicken Skewers

Italian Chicken Skewers

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These chicken skewers are just as tasty as they look. They’re very easy to make and even easier to bring to work.

It’s the perfect lunch meal no matter what diet you’re on. So, if you are cooking lunch for the whole family, chicken skewers are the perfect dish.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 276
  • Fats: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 33g


14. BBQ Keto Chicken Casserole

BBQ Keto Chicken Casserole

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If barbecue and casserole are the words that make you hungry, here is a recipe for you. This casserole is full of flavors, it’s the ultimate comfort food but also quite easy to pack for work.

It does it quite a while to prepare it because you need to cook chicken in a slow cooker. But, in the end, it’s totally worth it!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 265
  • Fats: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 29g


15. Spinach Feta Savory Pancakes

Spinach Feta Savory Pancakes

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These savory pancakes are just the very best for lunch. They’re easy to pack and bring for lunch to work.

Also, they’ll fill you up so much, you won’t be thinking about food for the rest of the day. Do make sure you’re using either almond or coconut flour to keep the carb count low.

Love pancakes? Check out my keto cauliflower pancakes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 137
  • Fats: 12g
  • Net Carbs: 2.1g
  • Protein: 5.5g


16. Keto Sheet Pan Pizza

Keto Sheet Pan Pizza

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Here is another ketogenic meal for when pizza cravings kick in. You can make this sheet pan pizza with whatever toppings you want because it’s just like the real thing.

So get your Italian sausages, almond, and coconut flours, and get cooking! Need more comfort foods that are keto-friendly? Here you go.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 359
  • Fats: 16.6g
  • Net Carbs: 5.9g
  • Protein: 7.3g


17. Big Mac Salad

Big Mac Salad

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This ketogenic cheeseburger salad will save you on the days when you cannot think about anything else but cheeseburgers. There is no better way to satisfy your cravings with a healthy keto salad.

This is definitely one of our favorite hearty salads out there that goes well with a slice of keto bread.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 368
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 8.8g
  • Protein: 29.1g


18. Grilled Chicken Thighs with Maple Dijon Marinade

Chicken Thighs with Maple Dijon Marinade

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There is nothing better than grilled foods, especially on warm summer days. These chicken thighs come with a beautifully delicious and sweet marinade – a perfectly healthy meal.

The marinade, even though sweet, is still low carb. We achieve that with sugar-free maple syrup.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 195
  • Fats: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 0.4g
  • Protein: 28g


19. Chicken Bacon Loaded Salad

Chicken Bacon Loaded Salad

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Chicken and bacon salad is just perfect when you need something quick for lunch. This salad is easy to prepare, and it’s full of protein and fats.

Get your favorite low carb vegetables, greens, and make your own salad. The good thing about is that if you bring it to work, you don’t have to warm it up.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 426
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 10g
  • Protein: 29g


20. Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs

Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs

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If you’re tired of having either pork or beef meatballs all the time, this recipe will come as a pleasant surprise. These meatballs are combined with chicken, garlic, cheese, and spices.

They’re great for packing up, bringing to work, and serving with whatever it is that you like. A good quality food processor is essential here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 524
  • Fats: 44g
  • Net Carbs: 14g
  • Protein: 17.8g


21. Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole

Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole

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This casserole will probably become one of your family’s favorites if you make it. You can have it for lunch or for dinner.

I love the fact that this casserole has a little bit of a bread layer. It makes it even tastier, especially when most keto casseroles are very cheesy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 600
  • Fats: 49g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 32g


22. Italian Lunch Wraps

Italian Lunch Wraps

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These Italian lunch wraps will save you on the days when you have no time to cook. It’s a perfect work lunch, because it’s just so easy to make, pack, and consume at work.

All you need for these ones are your favorite Italian meats, greens, and a little bit of cheese. So yummy and easy to make!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 518
  • Fats: 40.75g
  • Net Carbs: 5.1g
  • Protein: 31.2g


23. Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

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This little lunch idea is great when you want a few different flavors in your mouth. It’s not like you eat shrimp every day!

Make sure you do get high-quality coconut flour to cook these bang-bang shrimps and keep them low carb.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 204
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 20g


24. Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

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As delicious as it looks, this casserole only requires 5 ingredients. If you love buffalo sauce and always look for the ultimate comfort foods to cook, you’re going to love this one.

Get low carb buffalo sauce to avoid all unnecessary sugar and just start cooking! You will need riced cauliflower.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 314
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 14g


25. Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

Credit: wholelottayum.com

This is the ultimate comfort food for the weekends when you just don’t feel like doing anything. Tired of shredding all that chicken?

Get a low-budget standing mixer and you’re set. It’ll do most of the job. Also, it’s just one of those appliances that you’ll need for cooking anyway.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 399
  • Fats: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 44g


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  1. Lisa says:

    My apologies- the comment should reflect a 1/2-cup serving- typo on the 1/3-cup.

  2. Lisa says:

    For recipe 5 you suggest making the meal vegan & low carb by using chick peas- chick peas are not low carb. At 27 grams of carbs per 1/3-cup, if you are using them to be the principal protein source, you’re blowing a keto lifestyle completely out of the water.

    1. Karo @ AllNutritious says:

      Yes, that’s true. I don’t think you can even eat a vegan diet and keep it keto. The suggestion is for those who prefer having more vegan meals in their diet which just means that they’re on a low carb diet rather than ketogenic. I hope that explains it a little bit better. I will add that little note.

    2. Maureen Devine says:

      @Karo @ AllNutritious,