Keto lunch Recipes

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If none of our favorite 5 capture your attention, then how about one of these tasty lunch on the go ideas:

3 Tips For Making Your Lunch Break Keto-Friendly

It’s not always easy to find the time for a nice lunch break if you’re busy with your work or taking care of your children. These delish lunches for work are meant to help you maintain a healthy Ketogenic diet - without compromising on flavor or your schedule.

Time is of the essence, more often than I’d like to admit. I want my lunch to be quick and easy, so that I won’t skip the meal completely or choose an unhealthy option. (If you’re interested in super easy low carb recipes, we have a great collection for you here.)

These recipes have helped me through some of the busiest times of my life - I know you’ll fall in love with these, too!

1.  Smart People Plan Their Ketogenic Meals Ahead 

Granted, some days don’t leave much room for planning, but that’s exactly why it’s so important. When I got started on Keto, I wanted to do everything I could to stick to my diet.

These small details will help you with your Ketogenic diet:

a.  Create a meal plan for your work week lunches. I do this every Sunday; I simply write down what I want to eat for lunch each day, and I often include some of the recipes below as part of my Keto lunch prep. Then I make a shopping list for the ingredients I need, and I pick those up the same evening.

b. Take the easy route and download a free Keto meal plan that is all done and ready for you. This is great if you don’t want to spend any time on Sunday worrying about what to eat for the upcoming week.

c. Prepare ingredients ahead of time, if possible. If you need to chop vegetables or pre-cook meat, chicken or fish, do that in large batches and store in the refrigerator or freezer. I love making a double batch of one of these Ketogenic chicken salads - my husband and I both get to take a yummy lunch to work for the next couple of days, and we know exactly how many carbs are in it. Lunch prep makes low carb lunches for work a breeze.

2. Or Don’t Cook At All! Keto-Friendly Restaurants Are The Bomb

Sometimes there is no time for cooking, but that’s ok! Eating out on Keto doesn’t mean you’re going to have a cheat day, or that you’ll have to pick out the bad ingredients from your lunch dish.

Download our free guide to find out which restaurants in your neighborhood are Keto-friendly. If some of your favorite restaurants aren’t on the list, ask about their menu to see what is Keto-friendly.

If there’s a cafeteria at your work, go talk to the staff to see if they have Ketogenic options, or if they could prepare you a steak salad for lunch each day.

3.  Dinner Leftovers Make A Great Ketogenic Lunch The Next Day 

One of my favorite things to do is make enough food for dinner to have leftovers. Keto soups only get better after a day or two. And if you really don’t have any spare time, try one of our amazing Keto crockpot recipes. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Leftovers can be your secret to easy Keto lunches any day of the week or when you know you need a good Keto lunch on the go.

Check Out All Of Our Keto Lunch Recipes...

(Updated 2018)

Keto Bacon Wrapped Mushroom Egg Muffins Recipe
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Keto Spinach and Smoked Salmon Quiche Recipe
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Keto Oven Baked Steak with Garlic Thyme Portabella Mushrooms
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Keto Chicken Mushroom Broccoli Bake Recipe
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Keto Coconut Lime Chicken Fingers Recipe
Every once and awhile I just crave chicken fingers. Fortunately, this Keto coconut lime chicken fingers recipe allows me to[...]
Keto Fish Fingers Recipe
These fish fingers are baked to golden perfection in under an hour, so you can enjoy them any day of the week.
Keto Stir-Fried Lemon Chicken Recipe
Amp up your chicken dinners with this easy recipe that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Keto Sri Lankan Prawn Curry Recipe
This recipe seems fancy and tastes amazing, but it's quick and easy to make.
32 Keto Meatless Monday Recipes (For Any Day Of The Week)
There are various reasons you may want to include more vegetarian recipes in your meal rotation. Personally, I just love all the recipes on this list!
Keto Margherita Pizza Recipe
Pull up this keto margherita pizza recipe the next time you're craving a slice.
Keto Caesar Salad with Iceberg Wedges
We're pretty sure this salad recipe is going straight to your Top 3.
Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce
The savory herbed turkey is pan-fried to perfection and enrobed in a tangy sauce that will keep you coming back for more.
36 Fun and Family-Friendly Keto Freezer Meals
Ideal for those of us with busy lives, we’ve put together our favorite Keto-friendly freezer meal recipes, complete with ideas from morning till night.
Keto Chimichurri Grilled Steak
Chimichurri is a garlicky green sauce from Argentina - and it happens to pair perfectly with grilled steak.
Keto Smokey Bacon Meatballs Recipe
These Keto smoky bacon meatballs are made with lean chicken and fatty bacon for the perfect tender meatballs that are both light and flavorful.
Keto Mini Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
These pies come together in under an hour and they’re gluten and (almost) dairy-free with only 3 grams net carbs.
Keto Zucchini Noodle Bolognese
Try this amazing zucchini noodle bolognese - you won't believe it's all Keto!
Make-Ahead Keto Cumin Broccoli Mash Recipe
This make-ahead keto cumin broccoli mash recipe is a perfect way to prep for future dinner success.
Keto Spicy Beef Avocado Cups
These beef avocado cups bring the heat with chili peppers. They're a great flavor booster you can turn to whenever you want heat.
Keto Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
It's time for hearty meals that feed the soul and warm the bones. This keto slow cooked beef casserole fits the bill perfectly.
Keto Chicken and Chives Cakes
Fry up a batch for a surprisingly easy five-ingredient appetizer or serve with a side for a satisfying entrée.
Keto Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers)
I love a good hamburger, and I love when things sound exquisite, and so this Keto bifteck hache recipe is absolutely perfect for me.
Keto Chicken Tenders Recipe with Breaded Pickles and Ranch Dipping Sauce
Make this keto chicken tenders recipe with breaded pickles and ranch dipping sauce for a meal your whole family will love.
Keto Golden Chicken Bacon Fritter Balls Recipe
Everyone in your household will love this keto golden chicken bacon fritter balls recipe!
Quick Keto Burger Saute
Not only does this burger saute come out delicious, it only takes a few minutes to prepare the nights meal.
Keto BLT Sandwich
Packed full of the same BLT goodness you know and love with a few minor changes, sandwiched between Keto bread and voila!
Keto Chinese Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
Make this super quick keto Chinese asparagus chicken stir-fry recipe on a busy weeknight!
Keto Guacamole Burgers
Guacamole and burgers... When you can have two of your favorite things in one place, it can make you all the more satisfied.
Keto Special Sauce Egg Salad
This Keto special sauce egg salad is definitely worth a try! You'll be pleasantly surprised by the new flavor combination.
Keto Bacon and Avocado Caesar Salad Recipe
This recipe is so packed with creamy avocado and crisp salty bacon, your taste buds won’t believe it’s a salad. Yum!
Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe
This keto Instant Pot chicken soup recipe is all about putting your ingredients together and not worrying. Comfort food at its best!
Creamy Dairy-Free Keto Spinach Frittata
Creamy, dreamy and super delicious - this Keto spinach frittata will get your day started the right way.
Keto Crockpot Shredded Chicken
A tasty Keto dinner with only minutes of prep time? You got it! This slow cooker shredded chicken is perfect for busy days when you have no time for cooking.
Keto Mustard-Seared Bacon Burgers
This mustard-seared bacon burger gives us all the best parts that we miss from a great burger. There is no reason why you need to pass up on this meal for your next dinner!
Keto Taco Salad
With fresh veggies, protein and a little bit of spice this salad makes a perfect lunch or dinner. It's easy to prepare and bring with you to work, as well!
Keto Taco Stir-fry
Taco Tuesday Goes Keto! Here's how to blend all of those tremendous Mexican flavors into a simple to assemble stir-fry.
Keto Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe
These ground beef lettuce wraps make the perfect lunch or dinner! They are so easy to prepare, you can whip them up in minutes. Perfect for a busy day!
Keto Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
This low carb salad is perfect for easy entertaining! Prepare some of the ingredients ahead and impress your guests with a salad, packed with crispy bacon, juicy chicken and creamy avocado.
Keto Chicken “Ramen” Soup Recipe
This keto recipe utilizes one of the most natural noodles that is also extremely good for you. You'll be enjoying Keto chicken "ramen" soup in no time!
Keto Easy Taco Bowls Recipe with Cauliflower Rice
Restaurant taco bowls and taco salads are far from keto-friendly. Make this keto easy taco bowls recipe with cauliflower rice the next time Taco Tuesday rolls around.
Keto Bacon Egg Muffins Recipe [Dairy-Free]
Crispy bacon meets perfectly cooked egg in our Keto Bacon Egg Muffins. It's an easy, on-the-go breakfast or works just as well as a healthy low carb lunch.
5-Minute Keto Sardines and Onions Recipe
This recipe has got nutrients packed in like sardines! You would be hard-pressed to find a recipe that is as simple and inexpensive as this five-minute keto sardines and onions recipe.
5-Minute Keto Salami Salad Recipe
Fresh, delicious, and off the beaten path, this five-minute keto salami salad recipe is sure to become a favorite lunch or dinner meal for you and your family.
5-Minute Keto Curried Tuna Salad Recipe
Sometimes it's fun to spice things up for lunch. But that doesn't mean you have to spend forever making it. This five-minute keto curried tuna salad recipe gives some zip to your midday meal without tedious kitchen time.
Three Ingredient Keto Steak Sauté Recipe
Making steak doesn't have to be a labor and time-intensive process. This easy three-ingredient keto steak sauté recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. You just need steak, onions, and garlic.
Easy Keto Mustard Chicken Recipe with Radishes and Spinach
This simple-to-make dish exudes brightness and will bring a dash of joy to your day. Just like assembling the layers of a vibrant painting, this recipe gives you a palate of bright, beautiful, and accessible, low-carb ingredients that are available year round.
Keto Quick Asparagus Sauté Recipe
In our modern world, sometimes speed is the name of the game. But getting food fast doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on nutrition and taste. This keto quick asparagus saute recipe takes just five minutes to prepare.
Keto Buddha Bowl Recipe
What is a Buddha bowl? A whole lot of delicious and healthy ingredients mixed together. Make this keto Buddha bowl recipe and you'll be hooked!
4-Ingredient Keto Chicken Curry Recipe
Probably the easiest Keto meal on the planet! Get this…there are only three steps in the instructions - this keto chicken curry is ready before you know it.
Keto Greek Meatballs Salad Recipe
Mint is the star in this keto Greek meatballs salad recipe. It gives the meatballs their signature flavor, filling your kitchen with luscious smells as you cook!
25 Keto Chicken Salad Recipes Perfect for Picnics
Need a little inspiration to jazz up a traditional chicken salad? From classic flavor combinations like the cranberry walnut chicken salad to innovative recipes like jalapeno popper chicken salad (yes, it’s a real thing!), you'll find all kinds of variations on this list!
36 Keto Cauliflower Rice Recipes for Perfect Pilaf or Craveable Couscous!
Creamy risotto, fluffy couscous, and succulent pilaf- all things you can’t enjoy when you’re living the Keto lifestyle, right? Nope! If you haven’t discovered cauliflower rice already, let me be the first to sing the praises of this fantastic ingredient. I’ve put together a list of my favorite Keto-friendly cauliflower rice recipes so you can get to enjoying this fantastic (and nutritious!) ingredient asap!
Keto Beef Stuffed Peppers Recipe
This fun beef-stuffed peppers recipe is as pleasing to the taste buds as it is to the eye. You won't regret this colorful, healthy, protein-filled addition to the dinner table
Keto Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
This great keto shrimp cocktail recipe won't jeopardize your ketosis, thanks to the special keto tomato ketchup. Did you know shrimp is a fantastic low-carb option for your ketogenic diet? It's got some super antioxidant properties and is chock full of the nutrients you need!
Keto Egg Roll Bowls Recipe
Want a delicious egg roll but don't want to fall out of ketosis? You're in luck! This keto egg roll bowls recipe unpacks all the flavor of an egg roll and puts it in a handy bowl!
Keto Chicken Jalapeno Poppers Recipe [Dairy-Free, Low Carb, Paleo]
Whether you're cooking up a storm for the big game or you're trying to feed hungry teenagers, this keto chicken jalapeno poppers recipe is the perfect little snack. Just make sure you adjust the recipe accordingly if you're expecting a larger group.
Keto Turkey Burgers with Jammy Onions Recipe
Craving a diner-style burger? Check out this delicious turkey burger, topped with delicious jammy onions- soft and sweet and the perfect dish for a weekend cookout!
Keto Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Having company over? This keto zucchini fritters recipe is fun to eat and to serve. And bonus: They don't require a lot of time to prep or cook. Looking for variety? This ketogenic list of snacks includes the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious recipes to serve family and friends.
Keto Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe with Poached Egg
Keto breakfasts can be hard to create, as so many traditional dishes (like granola, cereal, and toast) are out of the question. That is, unless you create your own keto versions of them. Try this unique take on a protein-rich breakfast- guaranteed delicious and 100% Keto friendly!
32 Keto Fourth of July Recipes That Are Ready For Fireworks!
Fourth of July recipes are all about easy outdoor dining. From BBQ favorites to easy picnic-friendly salads and sides, we’ve put together a list of the best Keto-friendly recipes that are the perfect accompaniment to any fireworks display.
Quick Keto Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Recipe
If you're looking for a quick and easy meal for your Keto diet, look no further! This quick keto bacon-wrapped salmon recipe is wicked fast to prepare and low in carbohydrates. Make sure to get the freshest salmon available to make the most out of this succulent dish!
Easy Keto Egg Salad Recipe
Eggs are a great Keto food – nutritious, high in healthy fat, and pretty much zero carbs. But I just make this egg salad because it's so darn delicious!
30 Creative Keto Cabbage Recipes
Boiled, stuffed, shredded, or baked, cabbage is such an incredibly versatile veggie. Naturally low in carbohydrates, did you know cabbage is perfect for Keto-friendly dumplings or pasta? You can use it as a wrapper for your favorite protein or just shred it for a super simple salad. To get your creative cabbage juices flowing, we’ve put together our list of top Keto-friendly cabbage recipes.
Keto Cauliflower White Rice Recipe
As you've probably noticed, cauliflower rice comes up a lot as a component of many of my keto recipes, such as this crave-able list of keto cauliflower recipes. It's a great way to use a low-carb vegetable to replace rice.
Keto Thai Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
This isn't your average fried rice. That's because Thai fried rice is distinctly different than Chinese fried rice. Both are excellent options, but you should give this special keto Thai chicken fried rice version a try.
Keto Chinese Fried “Rice” Recipe
People around the world have adapted Chinese fried rice to meet their tastes. Now you can adapt it for your keto diet! Just replace rice with cauliflower and you will have a keto Chinese fried rice recipe in no time.
Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Quick and simple to prepare, this keto cauliflower fried rice recipe is a great addition to your dinner table any night of the week. Among the ingredients from this list, classic rice is not ketogenic, but cauliflower rice is a great replacement.
Keto Salmon Fish Cakes Recipe with Creamy Dill Sauce
There's nothing fishy about these keto salmon fish cakes recipe – they're delicious! The creamy dill sauce is the perfect complement to this easy ketogenic fish cakes dish.
36 Totally Transformative Keto Tuna Recipes
From shelf-stable canned tuna to juicy ahi steaks fresh from the water, this list of Keto tuna recipes has it all. These recipes are so diverse, demonstrating how perfect tuna is for a Keto lifestyle. Whether you want to make diner-style tuna melts or Japanese-inspired ahi tuna sushi bowls, this list of Keto tuna recipes will set you up for a tuna-rific meal!
3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs Recipe
Don't believe that chicken can be juicy and flavorful if it hasn't been fried or breaded? Discover just how delicious chicken can be without resorting to a deep fryer.
36 Healthy But Hearty Keto Ham Recipes
You’ll always find ham in my fridge. When I’m stuck for how to add protein to a dish, I often turn to ham to help me out! I love how ham works from morning to night, from breakfast skillets to roast dinners. But if you’re hamstrung for ham recipes, don’t despair! This list of 36 Keto Ham recipes is guaranteed to help.
35 “Egg-scellent” Keto Egg Recipes
Rarely a day goes by that I don’t have eggs. Packed with protein and incredibly versatile, eggs are my idea of a true superfood. But don’t take my word for it- this list of 35 Keto egg recipes shows how easy they are to include in almost every meal. Whether fried, poached, boiled, or scrambled, this list has a Keto-friendly egg recipe for any occasion.
33 Awesome Keto Avocado Recipes
Avocados are one of my favorite secret ingredients on Keto. Bursting with healthy fats and low in carbs, it's hard to find a reason not to use avocados while on Keto. Only know a recipe for avocado toast? This list of 33 Keto avocado recipes will kickstart your avocado obsession with delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
32 Vegetarian Keto Diet Recipes To Make Meat-Lovers Swoon
Eating Keto gives us plenty of opportunities to get our daily dose of meat, but sometimes I get a huge craving for a plate of vegetables! Not only are they healthy and full of vitamins, but a meatless main course can be a great way to change up your Keto meal routine. That's why I've put together a list of 32 Keto-friendly meatless recipes, with delicious options to get your veggies in for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!
We all know that spiralized zucchini is a delicious Keto-friendly way to enjoy pasta. But there's so much more to the humble summer squash! I've put together a list of 33 zucchini recipes that go beyond the simple spiralizer to showcase this delicious and healthy ingredient.
31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes
Who says turkey is just for Thanksgiving? Delicious and healthy, turkey is a great way to add variety to a Keto diet. And I've put together 31 Keto ground turkey recipes that will have you talking turkey in no time!
3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta” Recipe (Dairy-Free)
Don't pine for pasta just because you're on a keto diet! This simple three-ingredient dish provides the perfect stand-in for pasta (zucchini) that's so good it'll trick your taste buds.
38 Hearty Keto Salad Recipes
Who says salad is boring? We've found 38 of the best Keto-friendly salad recipes that can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
35 Must-Have Keto Hamburger Recipes
Hamburgers are basically the perfect Keto-friendly food. They're a fantastic one-dish meal that is almost infinitely customizable. To showcase some of my favorites, I put together this list of 35 Keto-friendly hamburger recipes.
28 Amazing Keto Quiche Recipes
When you think of quiche you automatically picture a pastry crust filled with eggs, cream and cheese, which is definitely not low-carb, but don’t despair! Let me introduce you to my list of Keto Quiche Recipes, some of which even have a low-carb crust, so you can expand your breakfast and lunchbox options without making too much of a compromise.
Keto Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe [Grain-free, Paleo]
Shrimp fried rice on a keto diet? Why not? Don't let shrimp prep deter you from this delicious alternative to your tired dinner standbys. This classic Asian-inspired dish has stood the test of time and, with just a few tweaks, is easy to make Keto friendly!
Keto Chicken Shawarma Salad Recipe
This super summertime favorite features all of the shawarma with minimal carbs. It's so delicious you won't even miss the pita wrap.
Keto Chicken Korma Recipe
This quick weeknight meal wins big points for its flavor and texture. Toasted flaked almonds top off flavorful chicken for a can't-miss Indian masterpiece.
Keto Waldorf Salad Recipe
This keto waldorf salad offers a safe way to indulge without challenging your diet. Enjoy it as a quick and easy side salad to accompany your steak.
35 Lip-Smacking Keto Lunch Recipes
Need some new ideas to keep you on the straight and narrow food-wise? Fed up with boring lunches? Let me be the bearer of good news! Here is my list of Keto Lunch recipes that covers everything from quick and easy salads to wholesome and satisfying burgers and meatballs. I’ve even thrown in some luxurious ideas like the Peach and Pan-fried Scallops if you are entertaining so you won’t be at a loss for ideas.
Keto Loco Moco Burger Recipe
Get your macros and a full stomach with this tasty take on loco moco. Fried eggs perch atop the burger for an extra punch of protein. But it’s all about balance on a keto diet. Balancing out the burger, egg, and gravy is its cauliflower bed, which steps in for the rice more commonly used in loco moco dishes.
28 Mouth-Watering Keto Chicken Breast Recipes for Every Occasion
Chicken is a versatile crowd pleaser. If you’ve got kids, you know how easy it is to get them to eat chicken. And it’s a reliable, tasty source of lean protein that gives you energy and keeps you going!
20 Keto Chili Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Fall
This list of Keto chili recipes will give you plenty of ideas as it covers all kinds of meat like turkey and pork tenderloin to my particular favorite – ground beef cooked in a crockpot and just ready to dive into! I’m sure you will find the perfect chili recipe to satisfy that need for heat.
Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad Recipe [5-Min Recipe]
I get so bored of just eating meat and eggs and more meat on a ketogenic diet. (Even if they are cooked in delicious fats!) That’s why we highly encourage you to eat more vegetables. Of course, you have to stick to low carb vegetables, but there are some great ones to choose from. Particularly cucumbers!
Keto Eggplant Burgers Recipe [Chinese Qiezi He]
You’d never have thought that Chinese cuisine would naturally produce delicious Keto burgers, but there it is! This has been one of my favorite dishes growing up in a Chinese household, and I’m really excited to finally share it with you. This eggplant burger recipe sticks pretty closely to the traditional Chinese recipe (often called Qiezi He or Qie He).
19 Convenient Keto Egg Muffin Recipes
These tasty little ketogenic egg muffins are a quick and easy breakfast - And they’re also perfect for popping into a lunchbox or munching on as a snack. You’ll find familiar-looking Egg Frittata Muffins, Sausage Egg “McMuffins” and Keto Egg Muffins...
Keto Kale Caesar Salad Recipe [Paleo, Low Carb, Dairy-Free]
You know you should eat more salads on a ketogenic diet, but sometimes things can get a little monotonous. That’s why we’re always creating new delicious recipes to provide you with inspiration and full bellies!
Keto Chicken Salad Recipe with Lemon and Blueberry [Dairy-Free, Paleo]
Salads are easy and highly nutritious keto meals. By tossing together lots of leafy greens, meat, healthy oils, and berries, you can create a delicious keto salad in just a few minutes!
Keto Kale Blueberry Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Dairy-Free]
I love easy salads because I often have a salad with my meal and so I don’t want it to be a hassle to make. Salads are such a simple way to get more vegetables into your diet. Give this salad a try: it could soon be a regular addition to your meals!
Keto Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Toasted Italian Grain-Free Bread [Paleo, Keto]
This recipe is remarkably easy to make: you could be eating this keto chicken sandwich in just 30 minutes or less (if you cook fast)!
5-Minute Keto Sardines Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP]
This sardines salad recipe is Ketogenic, Paleo, and AIP friendly. Yep, this easy healthy salad is good for every sort of diet!