When it comes to a packed lunch, the lower the carb the better I feel. Don’t get me wrong I love a big bowl of comforting pasta or a thick sandwich, but if I have a lot to get done in the afternoon I need energy that doesn’t make me want to crawl under my desk for a little nap.
Here I have compiled 10 of my favorite low carb lunch options. Some are from my blogs and others are from blogs that I love to follow. Each recipe is easy to make and is healthy and filling.
My all time favorite low carb lunch option is the no bread turkey club so I listed that one first. Another favorite of mine is the egg roll in a bowl from Keto Connect. It is truly a perfect meal prep option. Recipes can all be found by clicking linked recipe name.
This no bread turkey club is my go to low carb lunch option. You can make this simple, healthy and delicious lunch with a few basic ingredients. I like to make these wraps and enjoy them immediately, but you can also prepare them ahead of time and wrap them up for lunch on the go!
Egg Roll in a Bowl from Keto Connect
This meal deserves a low carb gold medal. I distinctly remember making egg roll in a bowl with my family and loving it. Even better than that it was a simple and delicious dinner that the whole family enjoyed!
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps From Gimme Delicious
One simple tip I have learned from the low carb community is that any kind of taco tastes just as delicious on a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla! These chicken tacos from Gimme Delicious are a perfect way to spicy up your low carb lunch. Make these lettuce wrap tacos and jump on the lettuce wrap taco train.
I LOVE buffalo anything, but I especially love buffalo chicken. I highly recommend making a big batch of this low carb shredded buffalo chicken at the start of the work week. You can enjoy it all week long on salads, sandwiches and wraps.
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup hot sauce (I used franks)
2 tbsp avocado oil mayo
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried dill
1. Poach and shred chicken breast – bring chicken to a boil in a pot of water, cover and reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Drain water, cool and shred with 2 forks.
2. Combine hot sauce, mayo, herbs and spices with a whisk in a medium bowl.
3. Add shredded chicken to the bowl and combine thoroughly with the sauce.
4. Serve with celery, chips, on a sandwich, wrap or salad.
I think that every home cook needs a simple, classic chicken salad in their repertoire. This particular recipe is great for lunch meal prep or to make for guests. This chicken salad can be served on top of a bed of greens or in little romaine lettuce boats like you can see above.
I am a huge fan of copycat recipes, especially takeout copycat recipes, like this takeout style beef and broccoli. This sauce is just as tasty and delicious as the one you would get at a takeout restaurant minus any of the nasty additions.
Paleo Grilled Chicken Caesar Cobb Salad From Paleo Gluten Free Eats
I think the photo speaks for itself on this one! This paleo grilled chicken caesar cobb salad is a delicious and healthy salad option that will have you saying goodbye to boring desk lunches.
Keto Butter Chicken From Keto Connect
One of my favorite recipes I have ever tried from another blog. The flavor in this dish is explosive and addicting. In my opinion, the longer the dish sits the more intense the flavor becomes which makes it perfect to meal prep and throw in your lunch box! I also have a Whole30 compliant butter chicken on my blog.
These crispy and delicious low carb nuggets get their crisp and crunch from a simple pork rind breading. It is easier than you might think to make these at home. Just bread your nuggets and pop them in the air fryer and you are good to go!
Italian Style Stuffed Zucchini Boats From No. 2 Pencil
Whoever was the first person to scoop out a zucchini and stuff it with delicious toppings and cheese was very bright. This Italian style stuffed zucchini boat recipe is a great one to make on Sunday and enjoy in your lunch all week.