Easy Lunch Ideas Low Carb


Quick and easy lunch ideas low carb lunches. I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off today! Good thing I have these healthy and tasty lunch ideas ready when you need an easy and fast meal!

While easy lunches don’t have to be the same old boring thing you got tired of already, it’s good to have some variety instead of eating the same old sandwich every day. Here are a few quick and easy ideas that all come together in under 10 minutes.

Easy Lunch Ideas Low Carb

Low-Carb Lunch Ideas

Keto-friendly lunches don’t have to be boring! Add a little flavor to your midday meal with these delicious, healthy, and easy low-carb lunch ideas. Whether you’re in the mood for a warming wintertime soup (like this simple  Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Soup and this Vegan Keto-Friendly Thai Yellow Curry), a light and healthy salad (this Greek Zoodle Salad is packed with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients), or a classic sandwich (try creating your deli favorites with Keto Fathead Bread, which is made with cheese, almond flour, and eggs), you’ll find a new keto-friendly favorite in this collection of low-carb lunch ideas.

Low Carb Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

Low Carb Turkey-Stuffed Peppers in a red dish

Prep these low-carb stuffed peppers the night before for a wonderfully filling lunch. “Amazing,” says reviewer Sasha. “My husband loved, loved, loved them. He didn’t even notice he was eating KETO recipe.”

Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This easy cauliflower soup is perfect for wintertime lunches. You can easily make this a vegan option by substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth.

Low-Carb Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Low-Carb Chicken and Mushroom Soup

“So delicious,” raves France C. “I had leftover chicken that I didn’t have any plans for and found this recipe. I eat low-carb/keto, so this was perfect! I made a half batch and the ingredient amounts were spot on … I wouldn’t change a thing!”

Low-Carb “Tacos”

An appealing bowl of seasoned ground beef, chopped tomatoes, black olives, and avocado, drizzled with sour cream and garnished with a lime wedge

Looking for a low-carb option for Taco Tuesday? Try this flavorful taco salad bowl, packed with ground beef and veggies like jalapenos and avocados.

Low-Carb Zucchini Enchiladas

Low-Carb Zucchini Enchiladas

Use thinly sliced zucchini instead of tortillas to make keto-friendly enchiladas. An ample amount of ancho chile powder gives this dish a smoky flavor.

Easy Keto Korean Beef with Cauli Rice

Easy Keto Korean Beef with Cauli Rice in a brown bowl

“Try this delicious keto Korean beef with cauliflower rice,” says recipe creator Fioa. “It is just so quick and easy to make and will become a family favorite! This makes the perfect weeknight meal.”

Vegan Keto-Friendly Thai Yellow Curry

Vegan Keto-Friendly Thai Yellow Curry in a blue bowl

What makes this delicious Thai dish — made with tofu, broccoli, and zucchini — a keto-friendly option? It’s made with riced cauliflower instead of regular rice.

Keto Fathead Bread

Keto Fathead Bread

“This has been a go-to recipe for me for years,” says reviewer TIFFANY. “Even people that don’t follow the keto lifestyle love this bread. Highly recommend this recipe!”

Greek Zoodle Salad

Greek Zoodle Salad

Instead of eating a heavy and high-carb pasta for lunch, you can opt for this light and low-carb zoodle (zucchini noodle) salad with Greek flavors and ingredients.

Keto Beef Egg Roll Slaw

Keto Beef Egg Roll Slaw

This light and healthy lunch offers plenty of leeway for substitutions. For instance, you can use olive oil instead of sesame oil and ground pork instead of ground beef.

1. Meal Prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies

Never underestimate how useful a jar of store-bought pesto can be in tying a full meal together.

Get the recipe: Meal Prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies

2. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Simply seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, this could not be easier to put together.

Get the recipe: Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

3. Salmon & Veggies Meal Prep Packs

Ditch the brown rice and double up on the veggies to make these prep packs low carb.

Get the recipe: Salmon & Veggies Meal Prep Packs

4. Egg Roll in a Bowl


Everything you love about takeout egg rolls in a light and refreshing lunch that is part salad, part stir-fry.

Get the recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

5. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

This recipe cooks the chicken with zucchini, tomatoes, and onions — but you can use pretty much any veggies you have on hand. Broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts would all work wonderfully.

Get the recipe: Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

6. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Pack this Cajun-style shrimp and vegetables with cauliflower rice or veggie noodles for a filling, low-carb lunch.

Get the recipe: Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

7. Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

Grilled chicken plus veggies equals the perfect go-to lunch for meal preppers.

Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

8. Chicken and Avocado Salad With Lime and Cilantro

Pack this chicken salad with low-carb bread, veggies, or all by itself for a filling lunch that doesn’t need reheating.

Get the recipe: Chicken and Avocado Salad With Lime and Cilantro

9. Satay Beef Meal Prep

This recipe is a cinch to throw together, and totally make-ahead friendly — but the beef needs to marinate for at least 30 minutes, so plan accordingly.

Get the recipe: Satay Beef Meal Prep

10. Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

 Garlic Butter Steak Bites With Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

Because garlic butter makes everything better.

Get the recipe: Garlic Butter Steak Bites With Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

12. Asian Glazed Meatballs With Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

Feel free to make a big batch of these meatballs on Sunday and stash them in the freezer. This way, you can cook them off throughout the week without having to worry that they’ll go bad.

Get the recipe: Asian Glazed Meatballs With Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

13. Cauliflower Broccoli Ham Salad

This salad gets tossed in a homemade garlicky vinaigrette made with just four ingredients, but you can use your favorite store-bought dressing instead to save yourself some time.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Broccoli Ham Salad

14. Ground Chicken Thai Lettuce Wraps

Be sure to pack the lettuce and filling separately so it doesn’t get soggy. This way, when it comes time to eat, you just assemble the wraps right at your desk.

Get the recipe: Ground Chicken Thai Lettuce Wraps

15. Fish Taco Bowls

Everything you love about fish tacos — only without the tortillas and served on top of a bowl of tender cauliflower rice.

Pro tip: For the best texture, be sure to cook the zucchini noodles just until tender. Overcooking them will make the stir-fry soggy and wet.

Low carb lunch ideas that are fast, healthy and easy to prepare at the office or home. Make your lunch minimally disturbing of your blood glucose control.

Whilst not everyone with diabetes chooses to follow a low carb diet, and a variety of diet options do exist, there is no doubt that restricting carbs helps a lot of people with diabetes to control their blood sugar.

The following low carb ideas are details some of the foods you could eat for lunch.

Tuna & Seafood

Tuna makes a wonderful, inexpensive and healthy low-carb lunch.

There are a variety of ways to make tuna more delicious, such as adding extra virgin oil, vinegar, capers or spices.

Other seafood such as shrimp and salmon really add diversity to your diet.


Sliced deli meats such as chicke, turkey and roast beef are low-carb and really tasty.

Wrapping meat around fresh sliced cheese, adding in mayo or mustard, creates a really tasty low-carb lunchtime snack Ideal with olives.

Furthermore, cheeseburgers, hamburgers and chicken burgers may all be eaten as part of a low-carb lunch. However, always be sure to remove the bread or bun to make it low carb.

Vegetables and salad

Vegetables such as peppers, celery, cucumber, broccoli and carrots can be combined with a (low carb) dipping sauce for an incredible rewarding snack.

Although salads may feel really boring, on a low-carb diet it’s possible to add in whichever veggies strike your mood as well as meat such as chicke, steak or ham.

Olives and cheese, with capers, oil and vinegar really make a difference.


Adding hard boiled eggs to your salad makes a great low-carb alternative to mopping up sauce with bread.

You can cook eggs in numerous ways and even eat them as a snack, let your imagination run riot.

Low carb soup

Many soup recipes are low-carb lunchtime snacks, and are quickly and easily prepared for when you need to eat.

Top tips for low-carb lunches

Other than just the food itself, there are other ways you can spice up your lunch.


Leftovers make a real difference when you are eating fresh. A lot of foods you cook will taste even better the next day.

Bringing delicious treats into your office is a sure way to win favour with your colleagues and avoid rushed, fast-food lunches.


Variety is the key – try regular recipe combinations and avoid getting bored with your low-carb lunches.

Do some internet research, there are plenty of low-carb lunchtime recipes out there.

Drink water

Drink lots and lots of water to stay healthy. Water helps to drain your system of toxins, so drink regularly to flush yourself out.

Mix it up!

Get out more, mix it up. Food eaten in the same location (at your desk) can be a rush job that starts to feel stale. Go out more, find beautiful places to eat, enjoy any good weather.

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