23 Low carb lunch recipes that work great for meal prep, with net carbs listed so you don't have to track them down. With healthy fats, protein, and vegetables to keep you feeling full, these recipes are easy to prep ahead and portable for a convenient work lunch.
Just like our popular lunch meal prep ideas, these recipes will have you looking forward to lunchtime (no boring sandwiches)!
Meal prep is one of the most effective ways to help you stick to your healthy eating goals. These low-carb lunch recipes are filled with healthy vegetables, protein and fats to keep you feeling full throughout the afternoon. Including portable lunches and snack options, these are great for prepping ahead!
There are so many options here - from meal prep bowls to soup, salad, snacks, and even a few breakfast recipes (which are great for either lunch or to pack as snacks)! Whether you’re following a low carb diet or not, these low carb lunch recipes are easy, delicious, and filled with nourishing ingredients.
Reasons You'll Love These Recipes
- they are low carb, yet so delicious and satisfying
- each one is filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients including healthy fats, protein, and low carb veggies
- we've included the net carbs for each recipe to make things easier for you!
Most of these recipes will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, and some are freezer friendly (see each recipe for specific details). If you want to prep lunches for the whole week, you can do a second meal prep session mid-week, or you can choose freezer-friendly recipes.
Yes! You can purchase our low carb meal prep recipes ebook here. It includes 10 of our favorite low carb meal prep lunch recipes + 2 bonus breakfast meal prep recipes!
Lunch packing tips
- keep avocado seperate until you serve to prevent it from browning
- store condiments and sauces separate until serving (we love these condiment containers!)
- cook your veggies 'al dente' as they will cook a second time when reheating
- include snacks in your meal prep so that you don't have to hit the vending machine or drive through when you get unexpectedly hungry!
- see our how to meal prep beginners guide for more tips!
Meal Prep Bowls
Santa Fe chicken low carb meal prep bowls - 8g net carbs
Low carb satay beef meal prep bowls - 6g net carbs
Baked meatball meal prep with spaghetti squash - 11g net carbs
Instant Pot ground turkey stuffed peppers - 21g net carbs
Low carb meatloaf & cauliflower mash - 7g net carbs
Egg roll in a bowl - 7g net carbs
Easy cauliflower fried rice recipe - 14g net carbs
Low carb cauliflower pizza muffins - 3g net carbs
Low carb meatball burrito bowls - 5g net carbs
Low carb Indian chicken skillet - 5g net carbs
Low carb cheesy chicken and rice meal prep 4g net carbs
Low carb greek turkey meal prep 7g net carbs
Cajun chicken wrap recipe - 23g net carbs
Wasabi grilled salmon bowls - 5 g net carbs
Low carb lasagna skillet - 9 g net carbs per serving
Sesame ginger beef zucchini noodles - 4 g net carbs
Eggplant lasagna - 10 g net carbs
Soup & Salad
Crockpot broccoli turmeric soup - 6 g net carbs
Ranch chicken salad jars - 6g net carbs
Creamy roasted cauliflower soup - 10 g net carbs
Breakfast + Snacks
Chocolate chia pudding - 3g net carbs
Low carb breakfast meal prep bowl - 8g net carbs
Meal prep baked eggs - 0 g carbs