20 Keto Lunch Ideas for Work in 2019

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KETO LUNCH SERIES:

Post #1: Keto Lunches You Can Take to Work

Post #2: Keto Lunches You Can Meal Prep for the Week

Post #3: Keto Fast Food Lunch Options

Post #4: Super Quick Keto Lunch Recipes (15 min or less)

Post #5: Keto Salad Lunch Recipes (Coming Soon!)

The Keto diet seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. For those of you like me, who are not nutritionally savvy, I will give a brief definition of the Keto diet. 


WHAT IS THE KETO DIET?


Basically, it boils down to working with your body and training it to burn fat before it burns anything else. By drastically decreasing your intake of carbohydrates, your body enters ketosis (ahem- keto, remember?) and as a result begins to use fat for energy as opposed to carbs. 

This change allows for weight loss and a variety of other health benefits including decreased risks for many life  threatening diseases. 

SO. Keto= very low carbs + moderate protein + good fat



WHAT ARE KETO MACROS?

If you have been doing any research into the keto diet, you know that macros are super important. Basically, keto macros are used to calculate the perfect amount of fat, carbohydrates, and protein your body needs each day to get into ketosis.

If you haven’t calculated your macros yet, it is a super important step and you can do it for free right here! It will take less than one minute.

Once you have your daily macros goal calculated, you can begin to do your planning for the keto diet!


WHAT CAN I EAT FOR LUNCH ON KETO?

As with any change, the Keto diet requires preparation and planning to be successful! You cannot just rely on chance and expect to get results. One thing that always seems to be a temptation for me to eat junky foods is during my lunch break. 

I work WAY too close to a McDonald's y'all. So I wanted to help you resist the urge to break your Keto diet commitment with a whoooole month of lunch ideas that you can easily take with you to work! 

The biggest thing to remember is keeping your carb intake very low, your protein moderate, and your fat intake very high.

As long as you are following that basic rule when planning your keto meals, you will be able to be successful on keto. This is of course, provided that you are focused on your calorie goal per day as well. (Pssst, if you don’t know what that is, calculate it for free here. )
 

P.S. If you need some extra keto support- join my Keto for Beginners group now!

WHAT LUNCH MEAT CAN YOU EAT ON KETO?

Lunch meat is a fantastic option for a quick meal on keto! You can really eat any lunch meat as long as you are picking a nice, lean meat, and one that of course is low in carbs. But as we know, most meat is low in carbs. The thing you want to watch out for, is that your lunch meat doesn’t have hidden sugar!

I really love this resource from Fitbit! They have 12 pages of basically all of the lunch meat you could think of with nutritional information! This is SUPER helpful when you are planning your keto lunches to take to work.


Also, don’t forget…

If you would like some more Keto ideas, I have a FREE 14 Day Keto meal plan below! 

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WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE A PACKABLE KETO LUNCH?

I am a big fan of using what you have when you are first trying something new. To be honest, as long as you have some form of tupperware you will be able to successfully pack your lunch.

With that being said, however, I really LOVE these meal prep containers below. They make packing all of my keto lunches at once- SO easy!

I really love how they are divided so I can portion everything out and my food doesn’t have to touch! (Is that just me or do other people have food touching phobias? 😬)

Grab my favorite on the go meal prep containers! Dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe! Click here to get your own pack.

Secondly, I waited a long time to get a super cute lunch bag to take my lunches to work. I was definitely on the grocery bag lunch bag for a loooong time!

Anyone with me here???

But I finally got an adorable lunch bag to take my keto lunches to work and oh my gosh, it made lunch time so much more fun! I loved seeing my lunch bag when I opened the old office fridge, it was a little piece of fabulous in an otherwise drab office.

They have SO many amazing prints- I just picked my favorites here.

Click here to check out these adorable lunch bags for less than $20!


WHAT IS A GOOD LUNCH TO EAT ON KETO?

I have 20 amazing keto approved lunches that you can easily take to work. They are all very low carb options to make sure that you are staying in ketosis and achieving your keto macros goals!

Burgers, soups, salads, and even mac and cheese make amazing keto lunches!

THE BEST KETO LUNCH RECIPES FOR 2019:

 

KETO CHEESEBURGER LETTUCE WRAPS

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All of this deliciousness juuuust may reduce the urge to hit the McDonald's drive thru! 

Get the full recipe here.



 

KETO CHICKEN ENCHILADA BOWL

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It is possible I could eat this every day of the week. Prepping the chicken ahead and slicing the veggies up at the beginning of the week make this the perfect meal prep lunch! 

Get the full recipe here. 

KETO EGG ROLL IN A BOWL

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This dish has the perfect crunch! You won't even miss take out with this keto lunch.

Get the full recipe here.

 

KETO BUFFALO CHICKEN CASSEROLE

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All things buffalo chicken have my vote. These leftovers would be perfect warmed up for lunch!

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO COBB EGG SALAD

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A new spin on a traditional egg salad dish! And also yummmm, bacon!

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN SALAD

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Romaine and honey mustard and again with the freaking bacon? Yes. All the yesses. 

***This dressing is not keto friendly, replace it with this one which adheres to the keto diet***

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO TACO SALAD

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This deliciousness only has 9g of carbs and is packed with delicious flavors!

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO CUCUMBER AVOCADO SALAD

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This salad is so super fresh! Perfect summer dish for the Keto diet!

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO LOADED CAULIFLOWER BITES

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These are so delicious you may not even miss potatoes. And potatoes are like really really freaking amazing so...

Get the full recipe here. 

 

KETO CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE

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I love pasta more than most things...but there may be enough cheesy goodness here to make me not miss it...

Get the full recipe here.

 

KETO DELI SNACK BOX
 

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I love that this is a super easy, keto friendly, meal prep lunch! All around perfection! And cheese, so you know its amazing. 

Get the full recipe here.
 

KETO TUNA SALAD

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This will give you some variety to your normal lunch routine! Yummy tuna salad served with fresh veggies. Also, its from Damn Delicious so you know it is perfect. 

Get the full recipe here.
 

KETO SALAMI CHEESE ROLLUP

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The saltiness of the salami, the crunch of the pepper and the creaminess of the cream cheese make this dish the whoooole shabang!

Get the full recipe here. 
 

 

KETO CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE

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Super low carb and packed with flavor! Score!

Get the full recipe here. 
 

 

KETO SLOW COOKER CHICKEN STEW

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Easily throw this together on Sunday and reheat for lunches or dinner throughout the week! 

Get the full recipe here.
 

KETO ITALIAN SUB ROLLUP

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Uh. There are banana peppers in the rollups, so we are good. You need to try them for sure. 

Get the full recipe here. 

 

 

KETO RANCH CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

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This one pan meal can easily be prepped ahead and reheated for a simple lunch!

Get the full recipe here. 
 

 

KETO POKE WITH AHI TUNA AND CITRUS

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I love this! A deconstructed sushi roll, awesome!

Get the full recipe here.
 

 

KETO LOW CARB PHO

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Yummy yummy! Full of flavor and low carb, right on.

Get the full recipe here. 
 

 

KETO ANTIPASTO SALAD

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A new spin on an Italian classic!

Get the full recipe here.

HOW CAN I SAVE TIME ON KETO?

The biggest thing I can recommend when you are starting your keto diet journey is using tips to save time.

One of my favorite tips is ordering my groceries and having them delivered to my house. I save HOURS a week and get to spend more time prepping my meals rather than standing in line or wondering around the grocery store.

Even though there is a subscription fee for ordering your groceries online, I know that I save more money because I am not purchasing impulse items at the store.

This also helps me choose healthier options rather than getting lost in the chip aisle and purchasing 146 bags of chips!

I have a special link for you where you can try out Thrive Market and get $25 off your first order!

Thrive market specializes in diet specific food and they have a whole section for the ketogenic diet!

Thrive Market has a TON of keto products that are all over 30% off retail price! It is similar to purchasing products from a store like Costco or Sam’s Club.

You can sign up for a free trial and get $25 off your first order. It takes about 1 minute to create an account using your email or Facebook.

If you are looking for a “keto specific” product at a super great price- then this is where you need to go.

KETO LUNCH PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

 

Have you downloaded my free 14 day keto meal plan? Whatcha waiting for? 👇

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FOR THOSE WANTING TO STEP UP THEIR KETO GAME, I WROTE A WHOOOOLE EBOOK JUST FOR YOU. CHECK IT OUT IF YOU WANT TO STOP WASTING TIME PLANNING AND ACTUALLY START SEEING REAL RESULTS!


I WANT RESULTS!

I hope you enjoyed the list! A whole month of lunch ideas that are never ever boring! If you need more Keto friendly meals:

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