26 Keto-Friendly Lunch Recipes Made For Low-Carb Lovers

Saying goodbye to bread doesn't have to be tragic.

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Park Feierbach

The hardest part about a keto lifestyle can be what to eat when you’re not at home, like at lunchtime. Trying to navigate takeout restaurant menus can be a minefield — low carb options are few and far between, and you risking getting knocked out of ketogenesis or eating something lackluster and bland. It can take a bit more preparation, but we think the reward of making and bringing your own lunch is SO worth it. Even if you work from home, knowing you’ve got a delicious lunch already prepared can be the difference between a productive morning and not. Check out our list of 26 keto-friendly lunches, and we know you’ll be inspired to make your own low-carb lunch in no time.

For optimum portability, we love bringing a pile of lettuce leaves and something to wrap in them, like Philly cheesesteak or tuna salad. You can assemble as few or as many as you’d like, right at your desk. If you’re more the everything-in-a-bowl-type, we’ve got ideas for you too, like our deconstructed egg roll bowls or keto chili. Sushi’s a no-go for low-carb because of the rice, so we got creative, and made sushi rolls out of bacon and zucchini. The options for fillings are endless, and you can go with your faves or whatever you’ve got leftover in the fridge. Having a tough week at work? You can always fall back on comfort food, like our cauliflower “mac” & cheese. Whatever you do, make sure to bring your lunch in something cute and functional you’ll be excited to pack every day (this list is aimed at lunchboxes for kids, but we’re adult enough to admit to being into them anyway).

Want more keto inspiration? Check out our keto breakfast and dinner ideas too. And don't forget the snacks!

cobb egg salad
Park Feierbach
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Cobb Egg Salad

Egg salad is wonderful as is. But add bacon, blue cheese, avocado, and tomatoes, and you've got a lunch that you'll be dreaming about for days.

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cabbage wrapped keto crunch wrap on a blue plate
LAURA REGE
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Keto Crunchwrap

This will make all your low-carb fast food dreams come true.

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blue bowl of keto chili
BRAD HOLLAND
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Keto Chili

Here, a deep savory beef broth base is spiked with chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and filled with beef and vegetables — no beans or tomatoes.

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keto mac and cheese in a black baking dish
Parker Feierbach
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Keto "Mac" & Cheese

Don't skip the pork rind topping, it adds the best crunch.

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cauliflower crust pizza on a sheet pan
PARKER FEIERBACH
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

You won't even miss the real thing.

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Taco Stuffed Avocados
Chelsea Lupkin
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Taco Stuffed Avocados

Pure goodness in the palm of your hand.

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tuna salad in bowl
PARKER FEIERBACH
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Best Ever Tuna Salad

We know, we know, you're not supposed to bring fish for lunch, but this tuna's just SO good. Eat it in lettuce wraps or with keto crackers for the perfect low-carb lunch.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Meet your new favorite low-carb lunch. It's super-flavorful, fresh, and it's ready in under an hour!

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Keto Broccoli Salad
Park Feierbach
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Keto Broccoli Salad

This easy broccoli salad is the perfect meal prep recipe. Besides being well-rounded and healthy, we think it's even better the next day.

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Keto Egg Salad - Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
10 of 26
Keto Egg Salad

This whole dish tastes nice and fresh, but trust us, it'll really fill you up. Do we recommend serving it with crispy bacon? Of course we do.

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Keto Bacon Sushi
Charlie Gillette
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Keto Bacon Sushi

This sushi is salty, creamy, crunchy, and won't weigh you down. We went for carrots, cucumbers, and avocado for our filling, but the options are endless.

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keto burger fat bombs
Chelsea Lupkin
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Keto Burger Fat Bombs

These are truly the bomb, pun intended.

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Parker Feierbach
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Keto Taco Cups

Taco shells made out of cheese? BRILLIANT.

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Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Park Feierbach
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Loaded Cauliflower Salad

This is our first time making fauxtato salad with lots of bacon and cheese. And guess what? We have zero regrets about it.

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caprese zoodles
Ethan Calabrese
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Caprese Zoodles

Zoodles > Spaghetti.

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zucchini sushi
Jonathan Boulton
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Zucchini Sushi

These spicy little bites are reminiscent of a California roll sans rice. They're fresher, easier to make, and actually good for you. Win, win, win.

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closeup of a philly cheesesteak lettuce wrap
PARKER FEIERBACH
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Philly Cheesesteak Lettuce Wrap

You won't miss the hoagie in these low-carb. Inauthentic? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely.

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egg roll bowls
Park Feierbach
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Egg Roll Bowls

Homemade egg rolls can be a big production. Enter: these easy egg roll bowls. The crunch is amazing and the flavor is on point.

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shrimp-salad-lettuce-wraps
Parker Feierbach
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Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are one of the best ways to eat low-carb.

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philly cheesesteak lettuce wraps
Parker Feierbach
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Philly Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps

You won't miss the hoagie in these low-carb Philly Cheesesteak lettuce wraps. They may not be uber-authentic, but they hit the spot.

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California Burger Bowls
Brandon Bales
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California Burger Bowls

You won't even miss the bun.

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brussels sprouts salad
Lindsay Maitland Hunt
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Brussels Sprouts Salad

Making a Brussels sprouts salad sounds intimidating, but it doesn't actually require much prep at all.

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chicken-taco-avocados
Chelsea Lupkin
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Chicken Taco Avocados

Avocad-ooooh yeah.

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best ever keto quesadillas
Brandon Bales
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Best-Ever Keto Quesadillas

What makes this recipe so genius? The cheese "tortilla"!

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Cheeseburger Tomatoes
Brandon Bales
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Cheeseburger Tomatoes

This is the greatest low-carb hack for burger-lovers.

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No Bread Italian Subs Vertical
Chelsea Lupkin
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No Bread Italian Subs

Carbs? Forgeddaboutit!

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