21 Keto Lunches (low-carb, paleo + keto)

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Having trouble planning your keto lunches? Grab your keto lunch and go with these simple yet delightful low-carb lunch recipes. Say goodbye to dull and boring, and say hello to fun and exciting keto paleo lunches!

What’s for lunch? If you answer with a less-than-enthusiastic response, something’s wrong. The keto lifestyle is not meant to be a punishment, so your lunches should not be met with a sense of dread or disappointment. If this is your situation, I encourage you to take a look at these awesome keto lunch recipes to add a little spark of excitement back into your daily keto routine!

Too busy to devote the necessary time to make elaborate keto lunches? Between a busy work schedule, social events, and the kids’ school and extracurricular activities, there just isn’t much time to devote to making those fancy keto meals. Or, maybe you aren’t a big fan of food prepping.

Regardless, these keto lunch recipes are fantastic because most of them have very low prep times, or they are great as leftovers to take with you. With the wide variety of these recipes, you are sure to find at least a few that work for you and your lifestyle!

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Coleslaw-Stuffed Keto Wraps

Stuffed with lots of keto goodness, this is one of my favorite packable keto lunch recipes! It’s also very customizable, so you can make it strictly vegan or add a few of your favorite keto ingredients.

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Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing

Get ready for a flavorful keto lunch with will have your taste buds singing with delight! This keto recipe doesn’t take long to throw together, and it’s very portable. Now you’ll be the envy of the breakroom! (Note: I would replace the honey with alcohol-free stevia to keep it sugar-free.)

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Gyro Taco Salad & Tzatziki Guacamole

Try this taco salad with a twist, and you’ll thank me later. Great flavors and minimal prep time are two big wins for this keto lunch recipe.

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Healthy Mackerel Salad

If keto salads are your thing, but you are getting bored with your usual, I’d recommend trying out this recipe to shake things up a bit. This doesn’t take long, but you could also prep beforehand to simply grab and go for even more time-saving.

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Dijon Herb Salmon Salad

Now I had to dig a little through the archives for this keto recipe, but it’s a great recipe if you love salmon. This can be converted into a sandwich as well. Just use a low-carb bread recipe like this one.

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Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

This keto lunch salad recipe from CookEatPaleo.com could be a great addition to your keto lunch repertoire, especially if you love avocados!

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Keto Corn Dog Muffins

Now here’s a keto lunch recipe that will be a huge hit with the kids, and those of us who are just slightly bigger kids. It’s also super portable and great for making ahead. (Note: For dairy-free, replace butter with red palm oil.)

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Oven Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Another kid-friendly recipe, especially if your kid is a picky eater. This keto recipe is also great for parties and events, so party on!

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Almond Butter Beastie Bunless Bacon Burger

Sometimes, you just want a good burger. This is that burger. With this keto lunch recipe, there’s a little more work on the front end, but it will be worth it when you go on your lunch break! (Note: For dairy-free, omit cheese or replace it with avocado or Primal Kitchen Mayo.)

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Keto Mini Pizzas

Are pizzas more your style? These keto mini pizzas are great especially if you’re sensitive to eggs. Pack a few of these bad boys, and you’re set for a fabulous day ahead of you!

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Ranch Chicken and Veggies

Leftovers are so awesome for lunches, which is why this keto recipe is perfect for those days you want a nice hot keto meal without having to cook. (Note: For low-carb, stick to low-carb veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, zucchini, etc. You could also use bacon grease or coconut oil instead of butter to keep it dairy-free.)

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Rainbow Stir Fry

If you’re looking to add more veggies into your diet (or your kids and/or spouse’s diets), then give this keto recipe a whirl. This is also a perfect recipe for bringing to work or school, and your taste buds won’t have to suffer. (Note: For low-carb, replace carrots with low-carb veggie options like daikon radish.)

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“Healthified” Chicken Salad

Healthy does not equal tasteless… in fact, in this recipe, it is absolutely the opposite. Grab a keto bun and enjoy an absolutely delicious chicken salad sandwich (or just a chicken salad) while all your coworkers wonder how you do it.

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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I think casseroles make great lunches because they’re so easy to pack. You can also freeze half the casserole if you are worried about getting tired of eating it too much in one week.

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Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken

Another great keto recipe for making ahead of time. This would go great with this cauliflower rice, too.

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Paleo Taco Casserole

This keto paleo casserole is absolutely great for the whole family whether it is for work, school, or home-based lunch. You could also save time with this recipe by using lettuce cups instead of tortillas. (Note: For low-carb, use green bell peppers instead of red or yellow.)

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Smoky Tuna Pickle Boats

As far as packable keto lunches go, this one is definitely near the top. So simple, yet so good!

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Caesar Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Can’t get enough salad? Caesar salads are one of my absolute favorite salads! (Note: For dairy-free, use this dairy-free caesar dressing and replace the parmesan with nutritional yeast.)

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Old-Fashioned Egg Salad

Slightly different from the keto caesar salad, this salad will also lighten your day. If you’re looking for a great keto mayo, might I recommend Primal Kitchen Mayo for this recipe?

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Breaded Shrimp Salad

Talk about fast! This 16-minute keto lunch is the way to go if you want something to eat for lunch, but don’t have a whole lot of time. Of course, you could also enjoy it as a packed lunch as well.

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French Roast Beef

A customizable keto meal, you can eat it as is, but I would recommend eating on flax focaccia slathered in Primal Kitchen Mayo. Yum yum!

Do you have a keto lunch recipe or idea you’d like to share? Chat with me about it in the comments!

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  1. Am I looking at correct nutrition information per serving of the breaded shrimp salad with chipotle mayo? It says 860 calories per serving, that seems like a pretty high calorie intake for just one meal.

    • Yep, that is correct! When you’re eating high-fat and in a fat-burning state, your body can handle more calories than it can on a low-fat diet—in other words, you can eat more and still lose weight effortlessly. Additionally, many people on keto practice intermittent fasting where they only eat 1 or 2 meals in a day, so an 860 calorie meal is perfect if you’re aiming for 2 meals a day. However, if it’s too much for what you’re going for, feel free to just eat half a serving or until you’re full. Hope this helps!

  2. There are a lot of things I don’t like. I don’t eat eggs, avacado, tomatoes, onions, for starters. So I’m trying to figure out if dairy free is required, or optional? Thanks. I’m super excited to try your program!

    • It’s definitely not required, but all of my programs are dairy-free. If you’re not sensitive to dairy and want to incorporate it, feel free to replace the non-dairy ingredients in my programs with dairy ones.

  3. Just saw that you featured my Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing in this! Thanks a bunch, it’s cool to see my recipe being shared.

  4. ….but what if you’re a vegetarian?! Not much selection there…just egg salad and guacamole.


  5. Awesome lunch collection! I’m always struggling with what to bring to work. Now I have a few more options.

  6. I’m very new (3 weeks) to keto already loosing weight and enjoying the beginning of my keto journey, thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful recipes they look delicious and I can’t wait to try something new. Jude

  7. Thanks for the great ideas! Love the Smoky Tuna Pickle Boats. I am going to bring these to the next office potluck!

  8. Leanne – Will all these be in your new cookbook? I hate to print them out if they will be available to me in a few weeks!

    • They will not! These are a collection of my favorite keto lunches from around the web so not all of them are my recipes :)

  9. Hello Leanne.

    I would like to thank you for your latest freeby of receipes. You make it look so easy, yet its not for me. I’m still struggling with sugar cravings. I will keep on traying and hopeful all stay on the wagon.

    Keep inspiring us.

    • You’re so welcome, Annette! I hope you enjoy them. Keep chugging along! You totally got this ;)

    • Where can I find the recepies for all these food. They all look great and I would love to make some for my girlfriend and daughter. I am going to need to change some stuff since they are allergic to lots of stuff

      • Click on any of the pictures or the recipe titles and you’ll be taken to the recipe page :) Hope you enjoy them!

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