If you think that low-carb lunches are boring, bland and not filling, fortunately there are many delicious recipes that are low carb and will keep you full all day.
There are so many exciting recipes that are both nutritious, low-carb but wonderfully tasty! These lunches will actually fill you up without heavy carbs that make you feel sluggish the rest of the day. I’m telling you, your usual sandwich order is going to be so jealous.
Choose favorites like buffalo chicken wraps and turkey taco bowls with cauliflower rice to BLT spring rolls and spicy tuna cake patties.
These 14 low-carb lunches are sure to please every palate and keep you slim!
Let’s Make Some Lunch!
1. 30 Minute Low Carb Burger with Chipotle Mayo
Found from Appetite for Energy
This low-carb, bunless burger is a soul satisfying lunch. This lettuce wrapped burger is juicy and the chipotle mayo is the right amount of spicy and creaminess! This recipe is great with or without a bun so mailing this recipe for a more people is really easy!
2. Slimming Detox Soup
Found from The View From Great Island
Look at how beautiful this soup is. Its bright and colorful, full of fresh vegetables. This soup is loaded but still very light. You can add some shredded rotisserie chicken or tofu for more protein, if you like, to keep it interesting for more than a couple of days. You can also hit it with a touch of Parmesan cheese just before serving, which adds a nice ‘umami’ flavor and a hint of salt!
3. Zucchini Noodles with Bacon, Ricotta and Peas
Found from Recipe Runner
Instead of heavy pasta that will make you want to take a nap in the middle of the day, substitute zoodles or zucchini noodles. Its a lighter and low carb friendly choice that is topped with crisp bacon, creamy ricotta and sweet peas for a delicious lunch!
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4. Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats
Found from Making Thyme for Health
I love tacos and burritos but they aren’t usually the low-carb healthy kind but here’s a recipe I love and I don’t feel cheated or have FOMO (fear of missing out). Start with zucchini cut in half and then scoop out the middle to create a “boat”. Fill the zucchini with all your favorite burrito fillings like black beans, brown rice, corn, bell pepper, onions, salsa, cheese and mexican spices. You can also add ground turkey for extra protein. But you;ll be happily surprised with how filling these burrito boats are.
5. BLT Spring Rolls
Found from White on Rice Couple
BLT is a classic lunchtime sandwich but these spring rolls are a new twist to this beloved classic. Using light spring roll wrappers allows you to have all the same delicious BLT flavors and ingredients but in this new package. They are quite easy to make which is perfect for lunchtime!
6. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Found from Ella Claire Inspired
Buffalo chicken is easy to make and exciting for lunch. Between the crunchy lettuce wrap, the spicy buffalo sauce and creamy blue cheese this has all the elements of a delicious lunch you will love to make again and again!
7. Mini Caprese Eggplant Pizzas
Found from Dish by Dish
Eggplant is a wonderful substitute for heavy carbs. Its a super meaty vegetable that’s awesome as your pizza crust. These caprese eggplant pizzas are super fresh and have all the yummy Italian flavors you want in a pizza.
8. California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil Mayo
Found from Iowa Girl Eats
When you think of a traditional turkey club sandwich it’s hard to imagine a low carb version of that. Using crispy lettuce, tomato, bacon, turkey and a delicious basil mayo this is an exciting version of a classic lunch sandwich.
9. Shawarma Chicken Bowls with Basil Lemon
Found from The Iron You
Chicken shawarma is a warm and hearty dish that is now low-carb. You can easily make this meal ahead of time so its ready for lunch. The dressing is basil and lemon so it’s got lots of fresh beautiful flavor you look for in a good meal!
10. Spicy Jalapeno Tuna Cakes
Found from The Love Fit Girls
These spicy tuna cakes are crispy patties packed full of flavor and protein. They won’t slow you down mid-day. This lighter low-carb recipe is achieved with albacore tuna and greek yogurt instead of mayo. The greek yogurt is also used in the spicy chipotle mayo that’s served with the tuna cakes!
11. No Bread Italian Subs
Found from Delish
No bread, no worries, you can easily still enjoy an italian sub with this recipe. The wrap is your favorite italian meats and cheeses wrapped around some lettuce, red peppers and italian dressing!
12. Cabbage Wraps with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Found from A House in the Hills
Napa cabbage is a brilliant wrap because its flavorful and has that perfect crunch. It’s a nice lettuce to use if you want more flavor than iceberg lettuce. It’s also got nutritional value too! Oh and the spicy peanut dipping sauce is everything! You should make a bottle worth because you’ll want it on everything!
13. Turkey Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice
Found from Kirbie Cravings
Here’s a recipe that’s made for meal prep. Cauliflower rice is huge right now and is the perfect substitute for rice. Fill with your favorite taco bowls ingredients like ground turkey, corn,, black beans, fresh salsa, avocado and a little bit of cheese.
14. Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup
Found from A Spicy Perspective
This skinny chicken fajita soup is exactly what you need in the middle of the day. Its hearty and light which makes its perfect for lunch. It’s got bold zesty flavors that full of protein and fiber. The soup is super easy to make and can be made in large batches and then frozen so you can always have a delicious meal at all times.
Bonus: Chicken Fajita Wedge Salad
Found from Diary of a Recipe Collector
This chicken fajita wedge salad is a perfect way to enjoy lunch in a light, healthy, and low-carb way! Starting with a traditional wedge salad this recipe is amped up in flavor and full of everything you love to eat.
Don’t settle for the sad desk salad or heavy sandwiches that make you want to fall asleep mid day, stick to these 14 light and flavorful low-carb lunches that will actually keep you full and slim!