These Keto Lunch Ideas make sticking to keto easier! Enjoy 5 low-carb lunches plus a bonus snack recipe to keep you full and satisfied. Printable grocery list and meal prep tips included.
Struggling to find low-carb lunches for a keto diet? Here’s your solution. Each week check back for Weekly Keto Lunch Ideas, great for beginners! I’ll include 5 EASY low carb lunches with 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.
Monday through Friday Keto Lunch Recipes
Here are five low-carb lunches that would work with a keto diet! I’ll be honest — Because I’m not feeding a lot of mouths, I usually stick to 2-3 recipes, and then I repeat lunches in the week. If you’re planning for more people or if you just love variety, here are 5 days-worth of low-carb recipes that are perfect for lunch! Just scroll down to the bottom to download the grocery list.
Monday – Italian Pinwheels
These Italian Pinwheels are packed full of feta dip, salami, and pickle flavor! This recipe makes 8 servings (5 pinwheels per serving), just 4.5 net carbs. You can easily prepare just a half or quarter of this recipe if you don’t need so much.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas) – Easy Frittata Recipe, 2.3 net carbs per slice
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan) – Cabbage & Sausage Skillet, 5.7 net carbs
Tuesday – Italian Chopped Salad
This Italian Chopped Salad has so many different textures and flavors, it’s anything but boring! This recipe makes 6 servings, and each salad has just 5.6 net carbs with the lemon vinaigrette.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas) – Bacon Breakfast Tacos, 4.7 net carbs
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan) – Keto Ravioli, 1.3 net carbs for 4
Wednesday – Whipped Feta Dip & Charcuterie
Pair 1/4 cup of this Whipped Feta Dip with assorted meats, cheeses, veggies, and olives for a low-carb charcuterie board that will keep you full for hours! This recipe makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings, just 0.8 net carbs each!
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas) – BLT Lettuce Wraps, 2 net carbs each
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan) – Buffalo Chicken Soup, 4.7 net carbs per bowl
Thursday – Italian Sausage Balls
These delicious Italian Sausage Balls are just as easy as the breakfast sausage ball recipes but is instead packed with juicy Italian sausage! This recipe makes 28 bites, just 0.8 net carbs each — Perfect with a bit of low-carb marinara sauce!
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas) – Bacon Egg and Cheese Rolls, 3.3 net carbs
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan) – Sausage Cream Cheese Rolls, 2.1 net carbs each
Friday – Italian Lettuce Wrap
This easy Italian Lettuce Wrap is super refreshing and gets a great crunch from the crisp lettuce! This recipe makes 1 wrap, just 3.8 net carbs.
Breakfast Recommendation (from Weekly Keto Breakfast Ideas) – Bacon Egg Zucchini Bites, 0.2 net carbs each
Dinner Recommendation (from Easy Keto Meal Plan) – Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet, 4.8 net carbs
Bonus – Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks
This Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks are gluten free, keto-friendly, and packed with nutritious zucchini! This recipe makes 12 breadsticks, just 1.9 net carbs each. They make a great addition to lunches, or enjoy them as a side to a light lunch, dipped in low-carb marinara!
Keto Meal Prep Tips
- Make a big batch of the whipped feta dip so that you’ll have it for the Italian Pinwheels, the charcuterie, and for any mid-day snack cravings you get all week.
- Cook Italian Sausage Balls ahead of time and freeze. They will last 3-6 months in an airtight freezer bag — Suck or press out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.
- Italian Pinwheels can be made up to 4 days in advance. The whipped feta, once cold, holds the pinwheels together perfectly.
- The Italian Chopped Salad can be made up to 3 days ahead of time — Just make sure that any wet ingredients are kept separately from the greens to prevent them from becoming soggy.
- Italian Lettuce Wrap is best made 24 hours or fewer ahead of time. These are best as fresh as you can make them.