Low Carb Keto Lunch Recipes

Updated: March 15, 2022

Our list of keto lunch ideas for lovers of low-carb food and keto recipes will allow you to experiment in the kitchen so you can create your new favorite dish. These low-carb lunch ideas and low-carb Christmas recipes are also great for the festive holiday season.

14 Low Carb Keto Lunch Ideas and Recipes from Yummy Keto Cooking

1. French Onion Soup

Two bowls with keto french onion soup

If you’re looking for keto lunch ideas for work, this is the one for you! This is our very own rendition of a classic dish. It’s the perfect low-carb lunch if you’re in the mood for something warm but light. Unlike a traditional French onion soup, our recipe excludes the carb-loaded bread, and is instead, served with chaffles.

2. Keto Green Bean Casserole

A wooden spoon in a casserole dish full of low carb green bean casserole

The keto green bean casserole is usually considered a side dish, which makes it a good pick if you only want a small lunch. It doesn’t contain many ingredients, but the creamy dish is bound to make you happy. It’s rich, delicious, and incredibly versatile as you can turn it into a vegan meal as well.

3. Five Guys-inspired keto cheeseburger

Naked Keto Cheeseburger

Are burgers your thing? If the answer is yes, you’ll want to try our Five-Guys keto cheeseburger. To make it keto-friendly, we’ve skipped the bread and swapped it for some crunchy iceberg lettuce. You can customize your burger and add any toppings or condiments of your choice, such as our homemade keto mayo and smokey keto BBQ sauce.

4. Creamy Keto Chicken Chili

keto white chicken chili in a bowl next to a brown napkin

Another comfort food, this tasty creamy keto chicken chili, is a feel-good food with only seven grams of net carbs! Can it get any better? While you can eat it for lunch, it’s also a great dish to share with your loved ones if you’re planning on having a keto Christmas dinner. Follow our recipe to the tee or alter it to fit your preferences.

5. Keto Chicken Piccata


Some people prefer to eat keto chicken piccata for dinner, but truth be told, you can enjoy it for lunch as well. Since classic chicken piccata recipes include regular flour, we made it keto-friendly by using almond flour instead. While you can have it on its own, you can also pair it with a flavourful side salad.

6. Keto Taco Bowl

two healthy low carb taco bowls

Put a spin on tacos by turning them into a filling keto meal. The dish is super easy to make and is ideal if you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. With this recipe, you’ll swap the rice for cauliflower rice, and you’ll use homemade seasonings to help you watch your carb intake.

7. Keto Vegan Chili

A blue and white bowl filled with keto vegan chili.

We love chillis over here, so it’s only right that we include a vegan chili option. The flavorful plant-based meal is filling and is a perfect lunch on those cold days. A range of ingredients are used for this recipe, including cocoa powder (I know), which really enhances the flavor of the dish. But don’t worry, it won’t come out tasting like chocolate.

8. Keto Tuna Melt

an open faced keto tuna melt on a white plate next to a pink striped napkin and a fork

Tuna is a great source of protein, and by pairing it with high-fat food like cheese, you’ll have a balanced lunch. Bread is, as we know, a no-go on a keto diet, which is why we’ve introduced a low-carb microwavable bread that will take 90 seconds to make. Can you believe it? If you prefer buying your own bread, just make sure it has as few carbs as possible.

9. Keto Big Mac Salad Recipe

a closeup of a bowl of low carb big mac salad

Are you a Mcdonald’s fan that’s craving their food while on keto? Look no further! We’ve created a tasty Big Mac meal, and we’ve made it keto by skipping the burger and turning it into a salad. The best thing of it all? The fast-food-inspired food takes a total of 30 minutes.

10. Keto Taco Pie

Keto taco pie on a white plate next to a fork

Another taco option here – a crustless low-carb meal made with only seven ingredients. We’ve made the dish using our homemade seasonings to make it as keto as possible, which are the same seasonings used for the keto taco bowl.

Keto Christmas

We are entering the holiday season, and with Christmas being around the corner, we wanted to share a few keto Christmas recipes.

11. Keto Cinnamon Bread

a sliced loaf of keto cinnamon bread on a beige plate

This loaf is one of many keto Christmas side dishes. It’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth as it combines the aromatic cinnamon with a sweetener. No regular sugar or flour is used for this recipe, making it keto-friendly.

12. Keto Christmas Cookies

Several different keto Christmas cookies in assorted shapes

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the food, more so the pies and cookies. And if you’re like me and you’ve been looking for keto Christmas cookie recipes, look no further. They are the perfect snacks that you can add to the dinner table.

13. Keto Charcuterie Board

a low carb charcuterie board with keto crackers, pepperoni, salami, pastrami, cheeses, and vegetables

There are tons of keto holiday recipes out there, so choosing a few can feel overwhelming. Why not try something simple, like a charcuterie board that you can share at the next party?

14. Keto Appetizers


Appetizers are the best! Not only are they delicious, but they’re also very easy to make, which gives you more room to play around with different recipes. Whether you’re having a little get-together or a big Christmas party, these low-carb holiday dishes are bound to become a success.


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All of our recipes or keto meal ideas are delicious, once you have tried them you’ll want to make them again and again. By mixing or swapping carb-heavy ingredients with a keto alternative, you can enjoy some of your favorite cuisines without feeling like you’re missing out.

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