9 Keto Lunch Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

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So, you have you decided to give the ketogenic diet a whirl.

Well done.

Keep it up!

But unless you don’t mind eating eggs and bacon every day, you’ll need a few recipes to help you stick to the keto lifestyle.

But, fret no more. Today I got you covered.

The following collection of mouth-watering, keto lunch recipes is exactly what you need.

What’s more?

Relying primarily on healthy fats and low-carb vegetables, these ten recipes are packed with flavor and nutrients, and range between 5 and 10 grams of carbs per serving.

So, are you excited?

Then here we go.

The Ketogenic Diet Explained

First things first, what’s the keto diet?

Keto, or ketogenic, diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, strict low carb diet.

Typically, it preaches eating 70 to 80 percent fat, 10 to 20 percent protein, and under 10 percent carbohydrates.

The keto diet can help you lose weight, improve brain function, increase performance, improve health, etc., research shows.

For the full guide to the ketogenic diet, check my post here.

1. Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

The Salad with Roasted Cauliflower is a great low-carb dish with its refreshing flavors and lemon dressing, but not too spicy—unless you want it to be.

 

This recipe is especially helpful if you’re a vegan on the keto diet. In fact, recipes like this one prove that it’s possible to be a vegan on the ketogenic diet.

Further, since avocados, nuts, and olive oils are the main ingredients, the dish scores high on healthy fats—what’s the keto diet is all about anyway.

For a pleasant twist, top this dish with fresh thyme and a low carb crumb.

Ingredients

  • Large head cauliflower
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Garnish green onion
  • Salt and pepper

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2. Zucchini Crust Grilled Cheese

The following recipe is bread free zucchini grilled cheese that is low carb and gluten-free.

The zucchini “bread” is made of shredded zucchini, Parmesan, mozzarella, and seasoning.

Plus, these grilled cheese sandwiches pack in fewer carbs and are healthier than traditional, junk, options.

Ingredients

  • Grated zucchini
  • Egg
  • Green onion
  • Grated parmesan
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil—for cookin

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3. Keto Eggplant Burgers

Craving burgers, but don’t want to derail from keto eating?

The following recipe is precisely what you need.

How come?

The following recipe uses eggplant slices as the buns since these hold together nicely once they’re cooked.

Keto eggplant burgers make a great snack or side dish.

For meat, use whatever ground option you prefer, but I strongly encourage you to prepare the dipping described below.

Ingredient

  • Japanese eggplant
  • Ground pork
  • Green onion
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger
  • The dipping sauce
  • Tamari sauce
  • Garlic cloves
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper

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4. Creamy Meatballs

Here is another excellent recipe for a lip-smacking and healthy meal for the whole family.

Ketogenic meatballs are so juicy, incredibly delicious, and smothered with a creamy, rich queso sauce.

These can be served as a Ketogenic appetizer or as a meal over cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, you choose.

Plus, you can prepare and sear them in roughly 30 minutes, then simply put everything into the slower cooker.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Egg
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream sauce
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper

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5. Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad

I love avocado and shrimp, and I know I’m the only one.

That’s why I wanted to share with you this awesome recipe.

Spicy Shrimp and avocado salad pack plenty of fresh ingredients to overwhelm your taste buds with every bite.

What’s more?

The recipe does not take long to make, and it’s very portable.

All you have to do is sear the shrimp in butter, then dice some veggies, mix up a dressing, and you’re done.

Ingredients

  • Baby kale and baby spinach mix
  • Shrimp
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • cucumber
  • Lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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6. Low-carb Cheese Taco Shells

Mexican food is my favorite—especially tacos.

But thanks to its high carb intake, regular keto is a no-no on the keto diet.

That said, here is a recipe that can help you get all the best things about a taco minus the carbs.

Made from baked cheddar cheese then shaped into a taco, these low-carb shells are so easy to make (in a matter of minutes!), gluten-free, and very keto friendly.

Not only that, but these are also delicious, crunchy and taste almost as good as the real thing.

For fillings, go for whatever satisfies your senses. My favorites include grated cheese, ground meat, diced onion, sour salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped peppers, etc.

Ingredients

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Ground cumin

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7. Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados

Both eggs and avocados are excellent sources of healthy fats, which makes them a staple in ketogenic eating.

Eggs are also loaded with complete protein that keeps you full throughout the day.

For these reasons, this dish is must for any serious keto’an.

The dish would also make a very delicious lunch that’s simple to make, and quite satisfying.

Ingredients

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Celery
  • Lime juice
  • Avocado
  • Hot Sause
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper

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8. Salmon and Avocado Nori Rolls

Sushi is a famous Japanese dish that’s available in almost every city around the globe.

But since traditional sushi is prepared with vinegar rice, it’s off the Keto menu.

That said, here is an easy method to make sushi without rice that happens to yield a delicious dish.

For this recipe, you’ll be using riced cauliflower as a substitute for regular rice.

What’s more? The following low carb sushi recipe requires only five ingredients and 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Sliced smoked salmon
  • Cream cheese
  • Chopped pickled ginger
  • Nori sheets
  • Avocado

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9. Fish Sticks

I have always loved fish sticks, but once I adopted a healthier way of eating, I knew that I had to figure out a better way of eating them, and it took me a while to find the following recipe..

Keto fish sticks  could be made as regular breaded fish or as fish nuggets—your choice. These aslo take very little time to make.

Ingredients

  • Pork rinds
  • Eggs
  • Alaskan cod filet
  • Coconut flour
  • Grated parmesan
  • Garlic powder
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper

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