11 Low-Carb On-The-Go Lunches

Here's a little weekday inspiration!

One of the most common misconceptions about following a low-carb diet (or really any diet at all!) is that it requires way too much time and effort. While there are certainly some low-carb recipes that require a bit more time in the kitchen, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of quicker options out there. This is especially important during lunch when so many of us are strapped for time. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most delicious low-carb on-the-go lunches–you are going to love them!

While flavor and carb count are undoubtedly important, it’s also critical to have a few lunch ideas that you can make quickly and take with you out the door. Time is a commodity so many of us don’t have very much of! Here are a few of the best of the best. You are sure to find something on this list that not only satisfies your hunger but also meets your low-carb dietary goals. The hardest part will be choosing which one you should try first!

1. 30-Minute Lemon Basil Shrimp and Asparagus Recipe 

Any lunch that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less certainly deserves its rightful spot on the list of low-carb on-the-go lunches! This particular recipe is an all-in-one meal that includes protein-packed shrimp and fresh asparagus. You’ll definitely get plenty of flavor with this incredible meal! Keep it low-carb and absolutely delicious with meals just like this one.

2. Caprese Salad in a Jar 

When you really need a lunch that packs up nicely, salads in a jar make a terrific option. Everything you need is packed into a single dish that you can toss in your bag and go. You’ll enjoy every single bite of the low-carb delight. Not to mention, you can throw it together in just a few minutes. This is the perfect recipe to have on hand when you just don’t have enough time to spend in the kitchen.

3. 15-Minute Zucchini Noodle Tomato Salad with Balsamic 

If you’re a pasta lover, then you’ll definitely appreciate this low-carb alternative. Zucchini noodles are a must-have for those that really want to cut the carbs without missing out on their favorite meals. Whip this up in only fifteens minutes–such a time saver! You can also package it up and take it with you if your schedule is tight.

4. Stuffed Philly Chicken Peppers 

Can you say YUM? This meal has it all and you will certainly appreciate the cheesy goodness each bite has to offer. Keeping it low-carb doesn’t have to be boring or bland, and this recipe certainly proves that to be true. Package up a few of these delicious peppers to take with you to work, school, or a day out on the town.

5. Paleo Zucchini and Turkey Skillet Dinner

Make this delicious Zucchini and Turkey Skillet for dinner and wrap up the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch! This protein-packed dish is certain satisfy your taste buds during lunch while keeping you feeling full all afternoon long. Say goodbye to sad salads and hello to low-carb, filling lunches like this.

6. Spinach and Feta Lettuce Wrap 

One of the best low-carb on-the-go lunches has to be this recipe! A wrap is simple to throw together, and it offers a simple deliciousness that anybody can enjoy. Don’t stress out over lunchtime ever again, just add this to meal plan! This is a great picnic food if you need to grab something and go.

7. Smoked Salmon with Asparagus and Egg Salad

Our Smoked Salmon with Asparagus and Egg Salad is the ultimate on-the-go lunch. All you need is a handful of blanched asparagus, some hard boiled eggs, and the smoked salmon of your choice. Pull it all together with our tasty dressing and you have a filling and satisfying low-carb lunch option.

8. Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

We absolutely love this low-carb casserole. We pack a casserole dish full of cauliflower and bacon and top it all off with a creamy Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese sauce. It’s basically a loaded baked potato, but with a fraction of the carbohydrates! Whip up a batch of this and enjoy it for lunch all week long.

9. Baked Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls 

You can easily whip up a batch of baked chicken and vegetable spring rolls. They are filled with flavor and easily customizable, so you can eat only the veggies you love the most. It’s always a great idea to get more vegetables in your diet. If you’re tempted to call in for takeout, try this recipe first. You’ll save a few bucks and carbs. You won’t regret it!

10. 15-Minute Spicy Garlic Ginger Shrimp 

This recipe is lunchtime made easy! While you can certainly add this spicy garlic ginger shrimp to complete another low-carb recipe, you can also eat it all by itself. No matter what you choose to do, fifteen minutes is all that stands between you and this deliciousness!

11. Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteaks 

What’s not to love about a low-carb Philly cheesesteak recipe? It’s This particular recipe has all the flavors you like, but with fewer carbs. It packs up easily so you can take this meal on the go even on your busiest days! It’s so good that you are sure to make this one of your go-to favorites.

So many delicious options to choose from! It’ll be hard to choose which one is your favorite. You should definitely add a few (or all!) of these recipes to your meal plan.

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