50 Best Low-Carb Lunch Ideas that Will Fill You Up

Breakfast often gets a lot of hype as the most important meal of the day, but anyone looking to eat healthier shouldn’t discount the importance of lunch. It is all too common for people to make poor choices at lunch, picking up high-fat fast food or carb-heavy options like hearty sandwiches or pasta. Of course this will give you a quick boost of energy but you’ll soon hit the mid-afternoon slump and then turn to the junk food in the vending machines. This terrible cycle has to be broken!

Whether you’re following a strict low-carb diet or simply want to limit the number of refined carbohydrates you’re eating, it’s smart to plan a healthy, low-carb lunch. Revolving your lunches around something other than carbs will actually make you feel fuller for longer after you eat. So, eating a low carb lunch means that you won’t be hungry an hour later and start snacking on junk foods. A healthy lunch leads to healthy eating the rest of the day!

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Sometimes it can be challenging to eat a healthy low carb lunch. It is so easy to reach for a slice of pizza or order that take out burger but that is a habit that you need to break! The key here is preparation. Rather than just grabbing any food you can at lunchtime in the middle of a hectic day, plan ahead and pack a healthy low carb lunch to bring with you to work or just to have on hand at home. Then, when you are hungry in the middle of the day, there it is! You’re perfect, delicious, healthy low carb lunch, ready and waiting for you!

Once you are mentally ready and committed to eating healthy low carb lunches, it is time to plan. It is a good idea to prepare your food the night before when you are just relaxing at home, thinking about living and eating wholesome foods. While you can definitely make your food in the morning, that time can be rushed and hectic as you are scrambling to get out the door on time. So the night before- plan! You can even make your food in big batches at the beginning of the week. This means only cooking once! Now that is ideal- one day of low carb meal prepping and you will be eating healthy, tasty foods all week! Now you are getting the hang of healthy low carb lunch planning!

One more thing to keep in mind now that you are thinking about all the low carb lunches you will be making-don’t make the mistake of thinking that eating low-carb means eating nothing but meat. That is definitely not the case! We’ve prepared a wide selection of meals that will tantalize your taste buds and provide you with the energy you need to make it through to dinner. Time to take a look at all the delicious low carb lunch options you can easily add to your daily routine. Where to begin….

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Don’t Go Hungry – Fuel Your Body with these 50 Low Carb Lunch Ideas

Low-Carb lunch ideas

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1. Caprese Avocado Salad

Caprese Avocado Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – damndelicious.net

What can go wrong when you combine tomatoes, mozzarella and avocados? The diced chicken included in this delicious salad makes it hearty enough to call a meal but the balsamic dressing makes it feel a lot lighter than something with a heavy dressing. You won’t miss that creaminess when you have delicious avocado which adds plenty of the “good fats” to the meal. This meal works best when you’re eating at home, but if you want to take it on-the-go, toss the avocado with a bit of lemon juice to avoid browning and keep the dressing separate until you’re ready to eat. Read our guide on how to make your own BBQ sauce for this.

2. Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – ibreatheimhungry.com

Pasta is high in carbohydrates and can make you feel sluggish soon after you eat. This unique shrimp salad uses finely chopped and lightly cooked cauliflower in place off the pasta that you might normally use in a lunchtime salad. Shrimp adds protein to the meal to keep you feeling full. Since cauliflower is so low in calories, you can eat as much of this salad as you want without feeling any of the guilt you’d feel over eating copious amounts of pasta salad!

3. Vegetable Stir Fry with Broccoli, Carrots, and Cauliflower

Vegetable Stir Fry with Broccoli, Carrots, and Cauliflower

Detailed recipe and credit – divinehealthyfood.com

If you’re craving Chinese food, but don’t want all the fat and calories that come in the typical take-out box, you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to make this yourself. This version uses healthy ingredients along with a secret ingredient. Can you guess what it is? Cornstarch! Cornstarch helps to thicken up the sauce to the right consistency making it just like that take out you crave. With such a large helping of vegetables, you’ll definitely feel full and in a good way! Keep this dish low-carb by eating it on its own, serving alongside “rice” made from cauliflower (you have to try this if you never have!) or with “noodles” made from zucchini.

4. 15-Minute Zucchini Pasta with Poached Eggs and Quick Heirloom Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce

15-Minute Zucchini Pasta with Poached Eggs and Quick Heirloom Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce

Detailed recipe and credit – halfbakedharvest.com

If you’re looking for a way to make use of all the amazing summer vegetables in your garden or from the local farmer’s market, look no further than this simple dish. Although the recipe here calls for a mixture of pasta and spiralized zucchini, you can make it low-carb by leaving out the pasta completely and increasing the amount of zucchini you use- more zucchini and less carbs! The sauce has a delightful summer taste that is going to have you licking your plate clean for sure. By adding a poached egg to the dish, it increases the amount of protein you get in a serving however you can skip this step (bye egg!) and make this meal vegan-friendly.

5. California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps

California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps

Detailed recipe and credit – iowagirleats.com

When it is lunchtime and you know that you should be eating carb free but you just really need a sandwich, make this wrap. With a basil-mayonnaise dressing, your mouth will be so tantalized that you won’t even miss the bread. Carefully layer all of the ingredients together and then roll the wrap up to make a perfect, no carb sandwich

6. Shawarma Chicken Bowls with Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette

Shawarma Chicken Bowls with Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette

Detailed recipe and credit – theironyou.com

If a salad doesn’t seem like a hearty enough low-carb lunch, opt for this chicken bowl instead. It has all of the ingredients you’d typically want in a salad – lettuce, tomatoes, avocado – but the quantity of chicken is raise. Basil-lemon vinaigrette gives the dish an unexpected and unique flavor while the chicken provides lots of protein. The healthy serving of veggies provide the fiber your body needs. Serve the chicken warm on a bed of cold vegetables for an interesting twist on this dish.

7. Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”

Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”

Detailed recipe and credit – blog.mushroominfo.com

Many low-carb lunch recipes rely on a hefty serving of meat or a lot of vegetarian recipes that try to emulate the taste of meat. This recipe idea turns all of those ideas upside down. Thanks to its meaty texture, portabella mushrooms often take the place of hamburgers in a vegetarian burger. However, this recipe uses the mushroom as the bun rather than as the meat. With the halloumi cheese and tomatoes inbetween the mushrooms, you’ve got a great tasting “burger”. Consider eating it with a fork, though, as it’s bound to get a little bit messy!

8. Oh My Gosh, Spaghetti Squash

Oh My Gosh, Spaghetti Squash

Detailed recipe and credit – mynewroots.org

Spaghetti squash is a staple food for those who follow a low-carb lifestyle and we know why. It’s delicious, packed with vitamins and does a decent job emulating the texture of pasta. Oh, and it is super easy to make. Spaghetti squash is good enough to eat roasted on its own, but, when prepared like in this recipe, you’ll feel like royalty dining on something sinful. Kale adds vitamins and minerals while the chickpeas add protein. With a garlicky sauce and the shaved cheese on top, you’re in for a delightful treat.

9. Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Detailed recipe and credit – minimalistbaker.com

The key to making this carb-free lunch perfect is to pre-bake the tofu before adding it to the pan. This little trick helps give the tofu that crunchy-on-the-outside-creamy-on-the-inside feel that you really want. The Thai peanut sauce is the perfect compliment to tofu cooked this way and you’ll love that the cauliflower rice makes it uber-healthy.

10. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Detailed recipe and credit – skinnytaste.com

The flavors of chicken and lemon just seem to go together, which is readily apparent in low-carb lunch recipes like this one. Stir-frying the asparagus until just crisp gives it that rich, smoky flavor, and the sauce will thicken up with corn starch to perfectly coat the chicken and veggies. Eat this on its own or on top of cauliflower rice. You could also eat this as a wrap using a large lettuce leaf or a store-bought low carb tortilla. Yum!

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11. Salmon Chickpea Salad

Salmon Chickpea Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – thecrepesofwrath.com

Thanks to canned salmon, this salad is easy to make and quite versatile. With a big enough portion it could be a filling low-carb lunch or, it could also be a delicious side dish for any meal. Use multi-colored mini bell peppers for a nice pop of color. The secret to making this recipe great is to first toss the vegetables with the dressing, then add the canned salmon. This prevents the salmon from flaking too much and distributes the dressing perfectly.

12. Barbacoa

Barbacoa

Detailed recipe and credit – gimmesomeoven.com

Barbacoa is a very popular dish at several take out restaurants but you can easily make it at home. While it’s traditionally made by roasting meat over an open fire, this recipe makes use of the much more practical slow cooker. Simply toss all of the ingredients into the cooker in the evening and by morning you’ll have a flavorful meat that can go with many different low-carb lunch ideas. Wrap it in lettuce, serve over cauliflower rice or quinoa, or put it in some low-carb soft tacos- no matter how you prepare it, you will be obsessed with this meat.

13. Leftover Roast Beef Salad

Leftover Roast Beef Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – thehealthyfoodie.com

One of the best ways to stick with the low-carb lifestyle is to find new ways to use up your leftovers. A roast beef dinner can generate a lot of leftovers, but you won’t necessarily want to eat the same old thing over and over again. Instead, consider this roast beef salad. Use fresh shitake mushrooms rather than the rehydrated ones for the best taste, and pile the beef on top of your greens. And, with just a dash of balsamic vinegar, what could be healthier and easier than this?!

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14. BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – damndelicious.net

This is a simple no carb lunch that has all the flavors you love and the rows of ingredients look so pretty you’ll feel happy and excited just by looking at it! Cook the chicken with your favorite barbecue sauce and then allow it to cool. This salad could also work nicely layered in a jar with the ranch dressing separate. This would allow you to pre-make your lunch meals for the week and just grab-and-go each morning. What is easier than that!

Related: Make your own delicious low carb BBQ sauce

15. Veggie “Sushi” Rolls

Veggie “Sushi” Rolls

Detailed recipe and credit – nutritionstripped.com

When you start trying to eat primarily low-carb foods, you often find that there are certain foods you miss more than others. Though it’s a fairly healthy dish in general, sushi is actually off limits to those following a low-carb diet. However, you can definitely recreate the sushi experience with this veggie version. Don’t skip the “special sauce,” as it adds lots of flavor and also makes the nori easier to roll the right way.

16. Baked Turkey, Quinoa & Zucchini Meatballs Recipe in Lettuce Wraps

Baked Turkey, Quinoa & Zucchini Meatballs Recipe in Lettuce Wraps

Detailed recipe and credit – cookincanuck.com

Most meatball recipes include breadcrumbs which we all know are not low-carb. However, this interesting recipe swaps them out for the healthier quinoa. What a genius idea! Now you can actually eat those meatballs you are craving! The addition of zucchini boosts the nutritional content without affecting flavor. This recipe suggests eating the meatballs in a lettuce wrap, you can also use them in your other low-carb lunch recipes, such as adding them to zucchini “pasta”. Versatile and delicious!

17. Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Detailed recipe and credit – toriavey.com

Eggs are one of the best low-carb foods as they’re cheap, easy to cook and delicious. If you love eggs but are feeling a little tired of eating them hard-boiled and scrambled then it’s time to try this shakshuka recipe. Shakshuka consists of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce and is a staple food in Tunisian, Libyan, Moroccan, and Egyptian households. Low carb, interesting and easy to make is what makes this recipe a total win.

18. Winter Rainbow Panzanella

Winter Rainbow Panzanella

Detailed recipe and credit – mynewroots.org

When you’re starting to feel the winter doldrums, a colorful meal may be just what you need to cheer you up- especially when that meal is also low carb. This panzanella is a bit non-traditional but it gives you a lot of flexibility to incorporate whatever colorful vegetables you like. The crunchy croutons are a big deal in this recipe and while they may typically be a low carb no-no, you can opt to have a few- it really makes this dish what it is!Grilled Halloumi Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – tasteaholics.com

Halloumi is an interesting cheeseas it doesn’t melt easily. While you wouldn’t necessarily want it on a pizza, this characteristic makes it perfect for grilling and sauteing. A slice of grilled halloumi should be slightly crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside- a true treat. You can toss it on the grill or use an indoor grilling pan if you’re not able to light up the old barbecue. Top your favorite salad ingredients with this cheese and a light dressing for a delicious low-carb lunch. Versatile halloumi is something you need to try!

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20. Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

Detailed recipe and credit – iowagirleats.com

Cauliflower does it again as the perfect replacement in your favorite low-carb lunch recipes. In addition to being a substitute for rice, it also works well for potatoes, as you’ll see in this low-carb version of a potato chowder. Bacon and cheddar give this soup a flavorful punch and you’ll love eating this as a side dish with another favorite.

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21. Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad

Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – onetwosimplecooking.com

If you’re starting to tire of eating the same boring salads for your low-carb lunch, it’s time to think outside of the box. This “salad” can be served warm and it has all the taste you love from Chinese restaurants. It’s a good break from vinaigrettes or ranch dressings. Best of all, broccoli can be extremely filling and has a surprising amount of protein on a per-calorie basis. There’s no guilt at all in this dish so take a second helping!

22. Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – lindawagner.net

Cooking the chicken and roasting the Brussel sprouts for this can be a bit time consuming , but you can double or triple the recipe and store extras in the fridge to easily eat another day. Many people praise the benefits of “eating a rainbow” as it means you’re getting a broad range of nutrients. By assembling the salad in sections rather than tossing it, you also get to see that beautiful rainbow of healthy low-carb foods before you dig in. Beautiful and healthy!

23. Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – redstartolonestar.blogspot.hu

The grilled chicken salad is the perfect staple for those who want a carb-free lunch, since it has both vegetables and protein. This recipe takes a twist on the classic Nicoise salad – it has the hard boiled eggs and potatoes you’d expect in a Nicoise, but it uses chicken instead of tuna and radishes instead of green beans. By taking a favorite recipe and giving it a few tweaks, you’ll never get bored. Give this one a try soon!

24. Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

Detailed recipe and credit – rachaelraymag.com

Anyone who follows a strict low-carb diet is going to miss having pizza from time to time.  You definitely need something to satisfy that craving! This recipe might not be the same as something you’d get from your favorite pizzeria, but it has some of the taste you’re looking for while being a lot healthier. Instead of a doughy crust, this makes use of a frittata as the base- how interesting! Save some time by using a store-bought pizza sauce rather than making your own.

25. Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad Bowl

Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad Bowl

Detailed recipe and credit – ketodietapp.com

Nothing says summer like a perfectly ripe strawberry. While you probably don’t need an excuse to eat this low-carb fruit, you might need a bit of prodding to eat your greens. Adding strawberries to a salad spinach salad along with a fruity vinaigrette will have you begging for more. Even better, this recipe show you how to create a bowl made from shredded cheese. You can finish the meal by eating the bowl!

26. Low-Carb Chicken Quesadilla

Low-Carb Chicken Quesadilla

Detailed recipe and credit – tasteaholics.com

Store-bought products definitely make it easy to follow a low-carb diet. Search your grocery store for low carb tortillas which are an excellent stand-in for bread products. Case in point – this delicious chicken quesadilla. Melted cheese adds the flavor you want to make lunch more satisfying but the chicken is what will keep you full. Check the labels when you buy low-carb wraps as some have more protein or more carbs than others, which can be a concern if you’re following a strict plan.

27. Low-Carb Chili

Low-Carb Chili

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

Chili is one of the ultimate comfort foods but like most comfort foods, it’s pretty high in carbohydrates. That won’t work if you’re looking for a low carb lunch – unless you try out this recipe, that is. Made without the beans that would normally increase the carb count, this recipe tastes so good you won’t miss the ingredients that have been omitted. Top it with shredded cheese for some extra yumminess.

28. Low-Carb Hummus

Low-Carb Hummus

Detailed recipe and credit – ibreatheimhungry.com

Traditional hummus is made from chickpeas but it’s becoming more common to see variations made from black beans or edamame. Those are all still beans however and high in carbohydrates- not friendly for a low carb diet!. This bean-free version of hummus is the perfect solution for a no carb lunch. It’s made from raw zucchini, but still has much of the taste and texture you’d expect from hummus. Eat this with plenty of raw veggies or use it as a healthy spread for a low carb wrap sandwich.

29. Vietnamese Cauli-Fried Rice

Vietnamese Cauli-Fried Rice

Detailed recipe and credit – theurbanposer.com

When you eat this carb-free lunch, you’ll feel like you’re taking a trip from around the world. A blend of sausage, shrimp, onions, carrots, asparagus, and eggs mixes with faux rice made with cauliflower. However, it is the dressing that gives the dish its Vietnamese flair. This seasoning is based on fish sauce which is a unique taste you will love and you won’t miss the traditional rice.

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30. Low-Carb Broccoli Salad

Low-Carb Broccoli Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

Plenty of filling broccoli? Check. Bacon? Check. Onions? Check. A creamy dressing? Check. What’s not to love about this filling low-carb lunch? The great thing about a creamy broccoli salad like this one is that you can completely customize it to your liking. If you want something vegetarian, leave out the bacon. If you want a bit more color, add other vegetables. Use this basic recipe as a starting point for your own imagination- the possibilities are endless!

31. Chicken & Zucchini Poppers

Chicken & Zucchini Poppers

Detailed recipe and credit – onelovelylife.com

These little nuggets of deliciousness are the perfect solution when you want something that feels a little naughty but is actually healthy. They’re reminiscent of the bread-encrusted fried goodies you typically find on the appetizer section of the menu but are good for those who need some low-carb lunch ideas. Dip the poppers in guacamole, salsa, or even ranch dressing.

32. Cauliflower “Cous Cous” with Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cauliflower “Cous Cous” with Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Detailed recipe and credit – ahouseinthehills.com

The humble cauliflower has stood in for rice and potatoes and you’ll now see that it also works as a faux couscous. The key to getting this right is to pulse the cauliflower in your food processor until it’s just the right consistency. For couscous, it should be pretty small but not pureed until smooth. The combination of leeks, garlic and sun dried tomatoes makes this an incredibly flavorful lunch without carbs.

33. Low-Carb Chicken Salad

Low-Carb Chicken Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

Use shredded chicken to make this subtle, yet delicious comfort food. Like tuna salad, a chicken salad can go well with just about anything. Toss it on a bed of salad greens, wrap it up for a sandwich or simply eat it on its own. Save time by using a can of pre-shredded chicken or use diced chicken if you want something that has a bit more texture.

34. Courgette Fries and the Perfect Dippy Egg

Courgette Fries and the Perfect Dippy Egg

Detailed recipe and credit – kitchensanctuary.com

What’s a courgette? It’s just another word for zucchini and if you’ve been missing out on French fries while following the low-carb lifestyle, you’re in for a treat. Since these zucchini slices are dipped in egg and Parmesan cheese before baking, they get the perfect amount of flavor and crunchiness. Dipping them into a soft-boiled egg creates a unique flavor but you can opt for other dips if you’re turned off by runny eggs (however, give them a try- you may be surprised!).

35. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Detailed recipe and credit – damndelicious.net

Shrimp scampi may have been one of your favorite restaurant foods in the past but if you’re looking for low-carb lunch ideas, you may have taken it off your list.Time to write it back on! Shrimp scampi is usually served on top of a bed of pasta, but this recipe uses spiralized zucchini in place of the pasta for a healthy low-carb meal.

36. Creamy Greek Zucchini Patties

Creamy Greek Zucchini Patties

Detailed recipe and credit – theironyou.com

What makes these zucchini patties different from any other veggie patties you’ve tried in the past? It’s the feta cheese blended into the mix. This creates an unexpected creaminess to the patties that will make it hard for you to stick to a single serving. Fortunately, you don’t have to stop when you’re focusing on eating low-carb foods like this. Have another bite and rest assured that you are eating a healthy, low carb dish.

37. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Detailed recipe and credit – iowagirleats.com

Spaghetti squash gives you a no-carb version of pasta and it’s the perfect choice for those who aren’t quite ready to invest in a spiralizer for creating other types of veggie pastas. What’s particularly fun about this no carb lunch idea is that it uses the squash itself as a bowl. Simply add the meatballs and sauce to the inside of the cooked spaghetti squash, top with mozzarella, and you have a delicious and filling meal. Be sure to scrape the bowl clean!

38. Zucchini Noodles with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Zucchini Noodles with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Detailed recipe and credit – ahappyfooddance.com

When it comes to faux pasta dishes made with zucchini noodles, it’s really the sauce that makes the meal. The sun-dried tomato cream sauce in this recipe is easy to make and takes the simple carb-free lunch to a whole new level. Luckily, there’s nothing wrong with heavy cream in the low-carb lifestyle because it’s the cream that makes this sauce so yummy. It’s best served fresh, however, if you want to take a serving to work with you the next day, just keep the zucchini noodles separate and add in the sauce right before you eat.

39. Zucchini Pizza Crust with Chipotle BBQ

Zucchini Pizza Crust with Chipotle BBQ

Detailed recipe and credit – closetcooking.com

The frittata-based pizza crust we showed earlier may give you a pizza-like experience but it’s still going to be a bit eggy. If you find yourself craving real pizza on a low-carb diet, give this version of zucchini pizza crust a try. It’s a sturdy crust that is made right in the oven (like a real pizza!) so you can easily eat your pizza with your hands. This particular recipe encourages you to step out of the pepperoni and cheese zone by using BBQ-themed toppings. Delicious.

40. Low-Carb Pecan Crusted Chicken

Low-Carb Pecan Crusted Chicken

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

If you’re looking for a healthier, low carb version of fried chicken, you’ve come to the right place. Rather than using breading, this recipe calls for a crushed pecan coating on the outside. It’s then baked with a bit of cooking spray rather than deep fried. It’s shown here on a bed of steamed broccoli, but it definitely works well as a main dish alongside any of your favorites.

41. Salmon BLT Stacks with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Salmon BLT Stacks with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Detailed recipe and credit – barbellsandbellinis.com

There’s nothing quite like the bacon, lettuce, and tomato combo of a good BLT sandwich, but you aren’t likely to find actual sandwiches on a list of low-carb lunch ideas. Instead, think of the idea of a “stacker”. This idea layers your favorite flavors, like fresh salmon, and offers them up in a sandwich-like stack. While you will still need a fork to dig into this, it’s a great twist on the classic idea.

42. Italian Vinegar Brussel Sprouts

Italian Vinegar Brussel Sprouts

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

You don’t often hear someone proclaim their love of Brussel sprouts, but that’s what you’ll be doing when you try this recipe. It is amazingly delicious! Brussel sprouts are cooked until tender with a bit of garlic and seasoned vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper to taste. This is a good side dish when you’re ready to break out of your low-carb lunch rut.

43. Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

Detailed recipe and credit – skinnytaste.com

Substitute thin-sliced zucchini strips in this low-carb version of lasagna. Paired with ground beef and cheese, it’s definitely one of the most filling low-carb lunch recipes. One of the problems with using zucchini in place of pasta is the chance of the dish being too soggy due to the high water content in the zucchini. Eliminate this problem by grilling or broiling the strips of zucchini before you assemble the lasagna.

44. Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant Pizza

Detailed recipe and credit – kalynskitchen.com

Vegetarian carb-free lunch ideas can be hard to come b, but this delightfully easy dish can be completely meatless, checking all the boxes you need! Slices of eggplant make convenient “crusts” for the pizzas. While this recipe makes use of a simple homemade sauce, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, feel free to use whatever toppings you like. With the bite-size pieces, you have the opportunity to use many different flavor combos so you will never grow tired of this dish.

45. Mediterranean Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Mediterranean Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Detailed recipe and credit – marthastewart.com

With the Mediterranean spices and lack of traditional taco shell, it’s hard to officially call this recipe a taco, but it still has a lot of the elements you look for in a taco. Most of all, it’s delicious, so who cares about a detail like a name? Taco holders make it a lot easier to serve the tacos with lettuce shells. You can also try using the lettuce to wrap it up more like a burrito for easier handling.

46. Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

Fresh strawberries offer a refreshing burst of juice as you bite into this summer salad. Feel free to cook the chicken well ahead of time to make it easy to put together whenever you want. If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, a simple store bought fruit-based vinaigrette is an easy solution.

47. Zucchini Pizza Boats

Zucchini Pizza Boats

Detailed recipe and credit – cookingclassy.com

When you’re trying to eat low-carb foods, you can’t fall back on zucchini bread for using up all the zucchini that’s coming out of the garden. Instead, try making these delicious pizza boats. By slicing the zucchini lengthwise rather than into small circles, you make the pizza a fun new shape, and it’s easy to pick up and eat. A creative and tasty use for zucchini.

48. Crockpot Zucchini Chicken Parmesan

Crockpot Zucchini Chicken Parmesan

Detailed recipe and credit – smilesandwich.com

When you don’t have a lot of time, this easy crockpot recipe helps make sure that you have a delicious no carb lunch that you can eat at home or take with you to work. No microwave at work? No problem. Pack this up in an insulated lunch box and it should stay warm enough for you to still enjoy. Crockpots are such an amazing appliance especially when looking for new low carb options.

49. Favorite Apple Chicken Salad

Favorite Apple Chicken Salad

Detailed recipe and credit – gimmesomeoven.com

If you like salads that are a little sweet but also a little crunchy, check out this apple chicken salad. Using crunchy apple chips rather than fresh fruit makes this salad a bit unique. If you’re taking it on the go, be sure to keep the apple chips separate as they’ll get too soggy if they’re sitting on other vegetables.

50. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Detailed recipe and credit – the-lowcarb-diet.com

This slow cooker chicken requires a small amount of prep work in the evening but you’ll wake up to a great-tasting low-carb lunch to take with you. Searing the chicken in a pan before cooking it in the slow cooker locks in some of the flavors. Want something easy to go with it? Prepare fresh salads over the weekend in mason jars by layering the ingredients. You’ll simply have to grab one whenever you want a tasty side dish.

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Lose Weight with these 50 Delicious Low Carb Lunch Ideas

When you first start following a low-carb lifestyle, your options might seem a bit limited. However, it should now be easy to see that there’s plenty of ways for you to change things up and keep your diet fresh and exciting. Keep an open mind when it comes to trying new foods and always be on the lookout for some new favorites. As time goes on, your taste buds will start to change and crave all these delicious, healthy foods. After lunch comes dinner, if you liked these low-carb lunch recipes you will definitely find our 50 easy to make low-carb dinner recipes awesome.

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