Afternoons are a wonderful part of our day. Usually during this time, we are either at a tedious and boring meeting or at the desk, or maybe somewhere away from home at that moment.
Regardless, it’s not a period that particularly gives a lot of people the time to start cooking lunch. And in cases like that, having a handy lunch is an absolutely great idea, especially if you’re on a diet like keto.
But you don’t need to start cheating on your diet when you start getting a little hungry at work. Here, you’ll find 22 easy and mouth-watering keto lunch recipes you can pack and comfortably take to work and enjoy.
The thing about lunches on a keto diet
On a ketogenic diet, you need to eat foods low in carbs and high in healthy fats to enable your body enter the metabolic state of ketosis, which in turn comes with several health benefits.
One common challenge people have when going keto is finding keto-friendly meals when they are either at work or away from home in general.
This often leads people to either cheating on their diet and falling off ketosis, or simply eating out low carb style.
And although it’s possible to eat out on keto, it is often more expensive and if you’re doing keto on a budget, you’ll definitely want to minimize costs. A good way to do that is to take your keto lunch to work.
All you need is a simple lunch box and a delicious recipe and you can enjoy the best yummy keto lunches at work, save money, still stay in ketosis and continue burning fat.
Here are 25 of the best keto lunch recipes you can easily prepare and take to work.
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22 keto lunch recipes you can take to work
1) Easy egg roll in a bowl
Looking for a simple, delicious and healthy keto lunch recipe you can enjoy at work or at home? Then look no further.
Made with pork sausage, cabbage, carrots alongside other nice ingredients and spiced to perfection, it packs a good nutritional punch and delivers a great taste.
Plus, with less than 30 minutes needed to get this going, it is definitely worth the try.
2) Cobb egg salad
Salads are one of the easiest things to make, plus, they are highly nutritious and delicious as well. And since you don’t need to reheat most of them, they make the perfect keto lunch recipe for work.
This is a perfect example. And with bacon, avocados, tomatoes, blue cheese and more, you’d never eat lunch out again.
3) Keto French quiche
This delicious French quiche is definitely something to enjoy as a filling brunch or lunch if you desire. Both the crust and filling are nutrient packed and loaded with ingredients that deliver a wonderful taste.
At only 5g net carbs per serving and taking only a little time to conjure, this seems like an absolute yes.
4) Spicy baked chicken meatballs
Sometimes, what you need to enjoy a stressful afternoon at work are some delicious chicken meatballs. These balls of tender goodness make a perfect spicy lunch idea for work on keto.
They are easy to prepare and only require a little time to get them going. You’d definitely enjoy them.
5) Keto Fish Cakes with Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce
This is another simple and delicious keto lunch recipe to enjoy. And quite quick to prepare as well with only as little as 15 or 20 minutes needed in total.
This yummy recipe uses avocado and lemon dipping sauce on well-greased and spiced boneless fish. The result is nothing short of amazing.
6) Zucchini crust grilled cheese
If you are the type that loves having sandwiches for lunch, then you’d definitely love this simple zucchini crust grilled cheese.
Rather than using normal low carb bread for the sandwich, this one uses a cheesy grilled zucchini crust with some delicious grilled cheese in-between. Simple, delicious and definitely worth tying.
7) Keto Scotch Eggs
Scotched eggs are one of my favourites. And rather than having normal boring eggs for lunch, why not spice it up a little bit with some pork, mustard and cheese.
These keto scotched eggs come are absolutely delicious, plus at only 1g of carbs per serving, I don’t see how anyone could resist this.
8) Keto Bacon and Broccoli Tart
Sometimes, what makes an amazing keto lunch at work is usually some leftover dinner. This keto bacon and broccoli tart is a good example of that.
Well of course you can choose to prepare this for lunch or prepare it for dinner and take the leftovers with you for lunch the next day. Either plan works well pretty good.
Rich in taste, flavour and nutrients, this recipe is definitely something you would not want to miss.
9) Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
No one ever said your lunch salads have to be boring. This bacon cheeseburger salad takes it all to another level with bacon, beef, cheese and other tasty ingredients while still giving you your nutritious dose of veggies.
This recipe delivers only 1.2g net carbs per serving, which is considered pretty amazing for something with such great taste and nutritional value.
10) Low-Carb Zucchini Pizza Casserole
Who says you can’t enjoy pizza at work? This simple low carb zucchini pizza casserole is definitely something you’d want to take for work the next day.
It uses zucchini, which is one of the best vegetables to have on a keto diet, alongside with other amazing ingredients like beef, eggs and cheese to create the ultimate pizza casserole experience.
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11) Easy shrimp avocado salad
Still on salads, this is definitely one to try out. It combines shrimp, avocados, tomatoes, feta cheese and more to give a wonderful taste as well as to deliver a great nutritional punch.
Depending on how you eat, this could make an amazing brunch or lunch on keto. You only need 20 simple minutes to whisk this up and enjoy its deliciousness.
12) Italian Cheesy Bread Bake
This yummy Italian cheesy bread bake is loaded with wonderful ingredients that make a nutritious and healthy keto lunch. It’s quite easy to prepare and makes for a good work lunch.
Tasty, cheesy and yummy, each serving delivers only 2.5g net carbs it takes only a couple of minutes to prepare.
13) Keto Sausage Balls
These low carb sausage balls work well as a keto breakfast, but can also serve as the perfect keto lunch recipe, especially on days where you just prefer something light for lunch at work.
This recipe uses a fathead dough for the exterior and sausage for the interior. With only 30 minutes needed to get this going and 2g net carbs per serving, you’d definitely want more.
14) Ham & Cheese Cauliflower Fritters
Here’s a cheesy and delicious way to enjoy some ham and cauliflowers. This sits well as a side dish and can also work as a rather tasty and satisfying keto lunch recipe.
You only need a couple of ingredients to and a little time to get this going, then you could take it to work and make your co-workers feel jealous.
15) Keto Butter Burgers
What better way to supercharge your body and mind for the rest of the day than with some delicious fat bomb butter burgers. At 0g carbs per burger and only 20 minutes needed to prepare this in total, I don’t see why not.
You could pack this up to work and enjoy with alongside some broccoli or your favourite low carb veggie.
16) Keto Fried Chicken tenders
There is something about enjoying simple and delicious friend chicken on boring days that just gets to a lot of people. Whether you’re one of them or not, you’d definitely enjoy this keto lunch recipe.
It’s far from a basic fried chicken recipe. This one takes it a step further by adding in some low carb chick-fil-a sauce that tastes like the real deal.
17) Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
Simple and delicious, this recipe is a favourite for many people today, and you can enjoy it for lunch as well on a keto diet.
It is loaded with nutrients and is of course tasty. And in less than 30 minutes, you can prepare this and be rest assured you’ll be enjoying your lunch that day.
18) Easy low carb salmon cakes
Loaded with wonderful ingredients that deliver a great taste and wonderful texture, these low carb salmon cakes can easily become anyone’s favourites.
Made by combining salmon and pork rinds and topped with special avocado sauce, this is far from boring and is definitely worth having for either lunch or dinner.
19) Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
A very simple and promising keto lunch recipe idea for you to try out today. It’s made by stuffing your jalapenos with cheese and wrapping them in bacons. Seems like a pretty legit meal to me.
Simple and easy to prepare, as well as well spiced and rich in taste, you’ll be wanting more.
20) Naked Fish Tacos
This is one of the easiest keto lunch recipes out there. Once you’ve cooked and spiced up your fish, all you have to do is toss in the remaining ingredients and add your sauce and you’re ready to go.
It only takes 25 minutes, so you can easily prepare this at home and enjoy at work. And with only 3g net carbs per serving, I’d say knock yourselves out.
21) BBQ pulled beef sando
A wonderful way to enjoy leftovers is packing them for lunch or breakfast the next day. This slow cooker bbq bulled beef sando is the perfect leftover lunch for a Monday afternoon after a Sunday’s tasty dinner.
They make the perfect lunch burger and at only 3.6g net carbs per serving.
22) Keto steak tacos on pork rind tortillas
Here is another perfect lunch box idea. Enjoy your lunch Mexican style with these healthy and delicious steak in pork rind tortillas. Each serving contains only 1g net carbs and tastes amazing.
So there you have it. 22 of the best keto lunches you can enjoy at work. When next you’re worried about what to eat and the office that will save you money and keep you in ketosis, don’t hesitate to try these yummy keto lunch recipes.
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