Keto lunch ideas that are quick and easy to prepare. Served hot or cold these simple recipes make it easy to stick to your keto diet even on your busiest days!

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Keto lunches are something I used to struggle with. You want something that is easy to make. If you’re taking it to work or school you may want something that can be eaten cold, and bonus points if you can prep it ahead of time so you can grab it and go on busy days.

These are some of the easy keto lunch ideas that are perfect for doing weekly meal prep. Having a few options ready and in the fridge really helps me stay on track whether I’m having lunch at home or taking it to work with me.

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Simple Keto Lunch Salads

These awesome keto salad recipes take some of my favorite keto ingredients, avocado, chicken, tuna, eggs, and lunch meats, and turns them into flavor-packed alternatives to the typical bowl of lettuce.

The great thing about these is that they can all be prepped ahead of time and they are served cold so there is no need to heat them up before digging in. That makes them perfect for taking to work or to class!

low carb lunch Avocado Tuna Salad
Avocado Tuna Salad
Tuna layered with avocado and fresh salsa. This avocado tuna salad recipe is a healthy low carb lunch recipe you're going to love! You can even substitute canned salmon for the tuna if you want to change things up.
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Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is a keto salad perfect for summer
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
This light, bright Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is packed full of fresh summer vegetables and topped with a homemade lime dressing that pulls it all together.
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This easy Avocado Chicken Salad is a delicious, filling, low carb, keto lunch recipe made with chicken, bacon, onions, celery, and creamy avocado. You can even use leftover rotisserie chicken to make this low carb chicken salad. Store it in the fridge for a make ahead low carb recipe you can eat all week. #chickensalad #lowcarb #lowcarbrecipes #keto #ketorecipes #avocado #homemadeinterest
Avocado Chicken Salad
This easy Avocado Chicken Salad is a delicious, filling, low carb, keto lunch recipe made with chicken, bacon, onions, celery, and creamy avocado. 
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Buffalo Chicken Salad in a black bowl
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Buffalo chicken salad takes classic chicken salad to the next level with spicy buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, and mayonnaise.
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holding a bowl of Curry Chicken Salad
Curry Chicken Salad
Curry chicken salad is packed with flavor and ready in under 10 minutes. We've even added a little crunch using almonds and bell peppers. It's the perfect make ahead keto lunch recipe for busy weekdays.
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Keto Antipasto Salad made with cauliflower instead of pasta
Keto Antipasto Salad
This easy Keto Antipasto Salad is packed full of Italian meats, cheeses, and vegetables for a delicious low carb lunch recipe that can be made ahead of time and served all week.
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Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad | Need something to do with those Easter leftovers? This Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad is a low carb recipe that uses up all of those hard-boiled eggs you have leftover from Easter. Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad combines bacon, eggs, and cheddar cheese to make an easy Easter brunch recipe or a low carb recipe you can take for lunch or make for dinner all year long.
Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad
Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad combines bacon, eggs, and cheddar cheese to make an easy Easter brunch recipe or a low carb recipe you can take for lunch or make for dinner all year long.
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Southwest Salad made with blackened chicken
Southwest Salad
Spicy southwest salad features a bold blend of blackened chicken, veggies, and our own homemade southwest dressing to create a salad good enough for lunch or dinner.
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Shrimp Salad in a lettuce cup
Shrimp Salad
Shrimp salad makes the perfect lunch, snack, or salad topping. Flavorful and bold, this creamy recipe still manages to be refreshing enough to serve all summer long.
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Alternatives to Sandwiches and Salads

Some of my favorite keto lunch recipes include keto version of classics like a tuna melt or club sandwich. Lettuce wraps and low carb tortillas can be used as a substitute for bread but I also love low carb lunch ideas that are easy-to-eat finger foods served on skewers.

Keto Tuna Melt is an easy low carb lunch recipe
Keto Tuna Melt
Keto Tuna Melt is an easy keto lunch recipe made with fresh tomato, tuna salad, and melted cheese. It’s the perfect addition to your keto meal plan.
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easy Keto Club Sandwich for a low carb lunch
Keto Club Sandwich
This Keto Club Sandwich is all of the flavors of the classic club sandwich without the bread. It’s a delicious keto lunch recipe and perfect for parties!
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Roast Beef and Asparagus Roll Ups on a black platter
Keto Roast Beef and Asparagus Roll Ups
Roast Beef and Asparagus Roll Ups are a 4 ingredient easy low carb lunch, dinner, or snack idea, using roast beef, cream cheese, horseradish, and asparagus. It can even be served as a keto appetizer at parties!
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low carb Antipasto Skewers
Antipasto Skewers
These antipasto skewers are quick to make. They are perfect for any dinner party or an easy New Year’s Eve appetizer recipe!
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Italian Antipasto skewers on a black platter
Italian Antipasto Skewers
These easy Italian Antipasto Skewers are layers of Italian meats, cheeses, and vegetables that make a great appetizer for parties, or a simple keto lunch for busy weekdays.
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Keto Bowls

Easy keto bowl take some of your favorite lunch recipes, remove the buns and wraps, and serve them in a bowl instead. Some are cold some are hot, all of them are delicious!

Prep all of the ingredients separately at the beginning of the week and then throw them in a bowl together for a quick and easy lunch.

Keto Chicken Gyro Bowl makes a great low carb lunch
Keto Chicken Gyro Bowl
This Keto Chicken Gyro Bowl is a delicious Greek salad that skips the lettuce and uses all of ingredients you’d find in a Greek chicken gyro recipe.
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low carb shredded chicken taco bowl
Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl
This easy Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl makes an amazing lunch or dinner idea. It is a low carb taco bowl packed full of southwest flavors.
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Keto Big Mac Bowl with Big Mac sauce
Keto Big Mac Bowl
Keto Big Mac in a bowl is a low-carb way to enjoy the flavors of a classic burger without the bun. It makes a great make ahead meal so you have a lunch that is easy to grab and go.
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Easy Keto Soups

During the cold months keto-friendly soups are my go-to for lunches. I love them because you can make a big batch, portion them out into individual containers and have them waiting in the refrigerator for a quick warm-up in the microwave at lunchtime.

keto Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup made in minutes
Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup {Keto}
This easy Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup is a rich and creamy low carb, keto pressure cooker recipe made with a few simple ingredients.
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Instant Pot Big Mac Soup
This low carb Instant Pot Big Mac Soup is all of the flavors of your favorite burger served with a spoon!
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Low Carb Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Soup
Low Carb Creamy Chicken Soup
Shredded chicken, vegetables, and a rich, broth mixed with cream makes this Creamy Chicken Soup the ultimate low carb comfort food made in your Instant Pot!
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easy low carb soup with sausage and kale
Low Carb Sausage and Kale Soup
Low Carb Instant Pot Sausage and Kale Soup is an easy 5 ingredient low carb Instant Pot soup recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes!
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