Here Are 29 Keto-Friendly Lunch Recipes You'll Actually Get Excited About (2024)

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When you're starting out with the keto lifestyle, one of the most unexpectedly tricky things is figuring out what to eat when you’re not at home, especially at lunchtime. Often takeout and restaurants only yield bland options, and we aren't about bland here at Delish. Far from it. Which is why we rounded up the best keto lunch ideas you'll actually be excited about (like low-carb lettuce wraps, salads, even cauliflower crust pizza). It can take a bit more preparation, but we think the reward of making and bringing your own lunch is SO worth it. Even if you work from home, knowing you’ve got a delicious lunch already prepared can be the ultimate day-maker. Check out our list of 29 keto-friendly lunches, and we know you’ll be inspired to make your own low-carb lunch in no time.

For optimum portability, you really can't beat the combo of protein + lettuce wrap. From there, the options are pretty much endless, some of our favorites are turkey taco lettuce wraps or a classic like tuna salad, but feel free to get creative with both your fillings and wraps (we also are big fans of these Philly cheesesteak cabbage wraps). You can assemble as few or as many as you’d like, right at your desk. If you’re more the everything-in-a-bowl-type (or stuff-everything-in-an-avocado-type), we’ve got ideas for you too, like our deconstructed egg roll bowls and bruschetta chicken stuffed avocados.

Having a tough week at work? You can always fall back on comfort food, like our , pizza frittata, or turkey zucchini enchilada casserole. Whatever you do, make sure to bring your lunch in something cute and functional you’ll be excited to pack every day (this list is aimed at lunchboxes for kids, but we’re adult enough to admit to being into them anyway).

Want more keto inspiration? Check out our keto keto breakfast and keto dinner ideas too. And don't forget the keto snacks!

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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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We’re always on the lookout for yummy ground turkey recipes, and this one is one of our faves. These lettuce wraps come together fast (just 20 minutes!), are super flavorful, and can be customized how you like it. Top them with your favorite taco toppings, really anything goes!

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Caprese Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed peppers are our favorite way to add a veggie boost to classic weeknight dinners. For this recipe, we decided to fit everything you love about our Caprese chickenchicken breasts, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, balsamic—all into these gorgeous stuffed peppers for a satisfying (and eye-catching) meal.

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Pizza Frittata

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If you're craving pizza but want a substantial meal, turn to this pizza frittata. We load this frittata up with marinara, shredded mozzarella, and sliced pepperoni for savory pizza flavor in the classic frittata form. Serve at as the ultimate brunch dish or for a protein-packed lunch.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Fried rice is a classic and comforting recipe that everyone loves…except maybe those who are trying to eat less rice. So, we created this spin on the fave that subs cauliflower for rice, while still crushing the flavor game. Whether you’re skipping carbs or trying to eat more vegetables, this cauliflower fried rice is for you.

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Bruschetta Chicken Stuffed Avocados

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Avocados make the perfect snack bowls. Therefore, stuffing them full of bruschetta chicken was one of easiest decisions we've ever made. You don't need to take off the skin completely—we just think it's super-pretty that way. Plus, it make it's easier to to attack with a fork and knife.

Get the Bruschetta Chicken Stuffed Avocados recipe.

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Italian Antipasto Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Piled high with a variety of cheeses, slices of cured meats, and briny veggies, an antipasto platter is a beautiful sight to behold. If you too love the famed spread and want to enjoy its flavors in as many ways as possible, you've gotta make this Brussels sprouts salad next.

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Keto Beef Stew

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Making beef stew keto-friendly only means a few simple swaps. It's still just as silky and deeply comforting as the original.

Get the Keto Beef Stew recipe.

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Philly Cheesesteak Cabbage Wraps

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We’re kind of obsessed with Philly cheesesteaks. Thinly sliced beef, melty cheese, onions and peppers, all tucked into a hoagie roll—it's everything we love. But what if you’re on that low-carb or keto life? Don’t worry, we’ve got you too. These Philly cheesesteak cabbage wraps are everything you love about the OG, without the bread.

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Egg Roll Bowls

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If you're a fan of crispy savory egg rolls, then you might consider this unwrapped version your dream lunch. Without the need to wrap or fry, this veggie-packed meal comes together in well under an hour. Garnish with crispy raw scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and plenty of sriracha or chili oil.

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Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini

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Lightening up lasagna with zucchini is one of our fave low-carb dinner hacks. Fill up the zucchini with everything you love about the Italian classic, and enjoy it carb-free.

Get the Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini recipe.

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Best Tuna Salad

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We know, we know, you're not supposed to bring fish for lunch, but this tuna's just SO good. Eat it in lettuce wraps or with keto crackers for the perfect low-carb lunch.

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Turkey Zucchini Enchilada Casserole

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There are few things zucchini can't do, it seems. From grilled zucchini to zucchini soup and zucchini lattice lasagna, you can use it in so many different ways. Here, the summer squash is standing in for corn tortillas in this casserole recipe that takes the summer squash fully into the colder months.

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Big Mac Salad

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To make a salad that was anything but boring, we decided to turn the classic Big Mac flavors into a delicious dinner salad. Think of your favorite burger plus the satisfying crunch of a salad all in one bite…what’s not to love? Just be sure to swap in your favorite keto ketchup when making the dressing!

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Keto Taco Cups

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Taco shells made out of cheese = the ultimate keto hack. We're basically talking about frico, an Italian cooking method in which cheese is cooked in a pan until slightly crispy but malleable. Here, we're baking little mounds of cheddar and shaping them into handheld cups before they cool completely.

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Philly Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps

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Whether you're going low-carb, looking for an easy game day appetizer, or need a meal-prep dream, these Philly Cheesesteak wraps are here to save the day. Packed with all your favorite components from the classic sandwich—tender skirt steak, onions, peppers, and melty cheese—you won't even miss the hoagie in these low-carb wraps.

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Cobb Egg Salad

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Egg salad is wonderful as is. But add bacon, blue cheese, avocado, and tomatoes, and you've got a lunch that you'll be dreaming about for days.

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Burrito Zucchini Boats

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You won't miss the tortilla in these stuffed zucchinis. They've got everything you love about your favorite burrito—black beans, corn, CHEESE—minus the carbs!

Get the Zucchini Burrito Boats recipe.

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Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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Meet your new favorite low-carb dinner. It's super-flavorful, fresh, and it's ready in under an hour. Want a meatless option? We love adding roasted Buffalo cauliflower to these wraps, too!

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Keto Taquitos

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Typically, taquitos are made by rolling a variety of fillings tightly in a corn tortilla before deep frying. They're good. Like, REALLY good. Unfortunately, they're not keto, so we got creative and replaced the tortilla with something that is: cheese!

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Keto Chicken Salad

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We firmly believe that all chicken salads would benefit from crispy bacon and this easy Keto version is proof. The dressing is tangy and with added avocado it's a perfect chicken salad. Serve it on lettuce or some keto cloud bread.

Get the Keto Chicken Salad recipe.

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Camille Lowder

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Camille Lowder is the digital food producer at Delish, otherwise known as our resident queen of recipe galleries. Previously, she attended the Natural Gourmet Institute for culinary school and worked at/managed a number of New York restaurants. She loves anything vegan, foods masquerading as other foods (hello, cauliflower), and a well-used Oxford comma.

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Mackenzie Filson is a food writer and contributing digital food producer at Delish. Her favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate-pine. If wine was an astrological sign she'd be a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. She's never met a bag of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos she didn't eat in one sitting.

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