These Weekly Keto Lunch Ideas will help you save money, stay low-carb, and still enjoy delicious food! The printable grocery list, meal prep tips, and breakfast and dinner suggestions are just the cherry on top!
Keto Lunch Ideas
Low carb lunches don’t have to be boring or expensive! Each week check back for Weekly Keto Lunch Ideas, great for beginners! I’ll include 5 EASY low carb lunches (+ a bonus snack) and a printable grocery list every week. If you need help planning the rest of your meals for the day, check out these Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas and the Easy Keto Meal Plan!
I focus on recipes that are easy to make using ingredients that are easy to find. Some of these are freezer-friendly meal prep recipes, and some are quick no-cook recipes you can whip up in the morning.
Weekly Low Carb Lunch Ideas Video
Here are this week’s lunches! Some of these make several servings, so feel free to just pick a few that look best to you! Always look at the number of servings in a recipe — Some of these only make 1 while some make many more. Check the meal prep tips near the bottom of the page for freezing, packing, and reheating suggestions, too!
Keto Lunch Recipes
These keto lunches are meant to be easy to carry to work or school, super tasty, and low in carbs. If you tend to have your largest meal in the middle of the day, consider adding some of these 60+ Keto Snacks under 3 Net Carbs. I’ve included a bonus dessert recipe that is easy to pack in the lunch box, too!
Is deli meat keto?
Maybe yes, maybe no? Check the carb counts and ingredients on the brands you’re buying to make sure you’re not surprised later. If you want to avoid deli meat, consider spending a day prepping healthy, delicious meats like Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken, Marinated Steak, or Crockpot Turkey Breast.
Monday – Turkey Club Sandwich
This Turkey Club Sandwich is a classic but with a low-carb twist! Using two basic chaffles as sandwich bread makes it super filling and just 4.6 net carbs! Both the chaffles and the bacon can be cooked and frozen ahead of time so it’s easy to throw together a sandwich any time!
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas): Coconut Flour Muffins, 4.7 net carbs, 6 muffins
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan): Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet, 4.8 net carbs, 4 servings
Tuesday – Chaffle Pizza
These Pizza Chaffles are similar to little personal pan pizzas! This recipe makes 6 pizza chaffles, just 1.8 net carbs each. If you miss those lunchables from childhood, just pack your toppings in little bags and assemble like you used to! These can be frozen for easy batch cooking, too!
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas): Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins, 1 net carb, 12 muffins
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan): Sheet Pan Sausage & Green Beans, 5.9 net carbs, 5 servings
Wednesday – Turkey Roll Up
This Turkey Roll-Up is so simple and drama free. You can prep it up to 3 days ahead, or you can throw it together 5 minutes before you run out the door. Eat it as a roll-up or cut it into pinwheels. You can’t freeze it, but it would be quicker to make fresh than it would to thaw, anyway! This recipe makes 1 roll-up, just 3.9 net carbs.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas): Keto Bagels, 3.4 net carbs, 6 bagels
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan): One Pan Lasagna, 4.3 net carbs, 6 servings (1 cup)
Thursday – Broccoli Salad with Bacon
This Broccoli Salad with Bacon is a huge favorite around the holidays, but it’s delicious enough to eat year-round! I love that it’s requires no cooking and no heating — Just chop, mix, and go! This recipe makes quite a lot, but you could easily halve it if you need less. This recipe makes 11 servings (1 cup each), just 4.2 net carbs.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas): Ham Quiche Cups, 0.8 net carbs, 12 quiche cups
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan): Sesame Pork & Green Beans, 5.1 net carbs, 4 servings
Friday – Turkey Wrap
This Turkey Wrap uses a cheese wrap, so it is both keto-friendly AND gluten-free! Crunchy bacon, juicy tomato, crisp lettuce, and a tender cheese wrap… Clearly this wrap is full of delicious texture! If you pre-cook your bacon, you can roll this up in 5 minutes, perfect for when you’re running late! This recipe makes 1 wrap, just 3 net carbs.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas): Bacon Cheddar Chaffles, 2.2 net carbs, 5 chaffles
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan): Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken, 1 net carb, 6 servings (3/4 cup each)
Bonus Recipe – Marinated Shrimp
Marinated Shrimp is a healthy, SUPER EASY, extremely low carb snack you’ll want to have often. All you have to do is mix up the marinade, dump in cocktail shrimp, chill, then eat! No cooking, no long list of ingredients, no needing prepping required. This recipe makes 4 servings (1/4 pound each), just 0.5 net carbs per serving.
Keto Meal Prep
This week’s lunch meal prep isn’t very intensive–You really only need to cook two things ahead of time! Cook your bacon and allow it to dry on a paper towel. For Wednesday’s Broccoli Salad, chop or crumble some bacon until you have 3/4 cup. Store this in an airtight container in the fridge for later (safe up to 7 days). For the Turkey Club and the Turkey Wrap, set aside 2 pieces each.
Next step: Chaffles. The nutritional information is based on using these Basic Chaffles. They are sturdy and not super eggy. You can use other chaffles (like the Bacon Cheddar Chaffles in this week’s Breakfast Ideas), but it will alter the carb count.
Cook your chaffles and allow them to cool completely. For the Turkey Club, set aside two chaffles in an airtight container in the fridge for later (they’ll be fine for up to 5 days). For the pizza chaffles, you have two options. If you like to eat them “lunchable style,” simply pack your pizza toppings and store them in the fridge up to 4 days! If you like to eat them warm and melty, go ahead and assemble your pizza. Bake or air fry according to instructions, then allow it to cool. Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days.
For the Broccoli Salad, mix up the creamy dressing. This can be stored in the fridge up to 1 week. I recommend waiting to assemble the salad until Wednesday. It has its best texture within 24 hours, so Wednesday night all you’ll need to do is chop the veggies, pour in the dressing, and mix!
As far as the Turkey Roll-Up, Turkey Wrap, and Marinated Shrimp, these are all super quick fixes. The Turkey Roll-Up can be made 1-3 days ahead of time. I wouldn’t make the Turkey Wrap more than 1 day ahead because the tomato will ruin the crunch of the bacon. I recommend eating the Marinated Shrimp within 3 days. Don’t go overboard on the lemon juice or it will make the shrimp rubbery.