Four Healthy, Low-carb Lunch Recipes

Sandwiches can be a carb-heavy lunch. And, while low-carb bread is available in stores and easy to make at home, sometimes you want something else for lunch. Salads and lettuce wraps often don’t hit the spot when you crave something warm for lunch. We have four delicious recipes that are perfect for lunch. Two are great for when you only have access to a microwave; the others are excellent for meals at home. All of them are tasty and low in carbs and calories!

Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


We’re breaking our own rule immediately. This is sort of a sandwich, but it’s elevated far beyond cold cuts while remaining low-carb and so tasty! It’s low in carbs, packed with vegetables and vegetarian! Cauliflower rice can make easy toast by simply mixing it with egg and cheese and baking it in squares in the oven! At the same time, you bake some peppers and onions. Put your peppers, onions and some more cheese onto your toast and finish cooking it in a skillet for a grilled cheese that is a gourmet version of the original! A sandwich has 126 calories, 4.4 grams of carbs and 1.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Egg Roll in a Bowl


This is an excellent meal for cooking ahead and reheating when you’re at the office. It’s also great that you can swap the pork in the recipe for any ground meat or tofu and still have a yummy meal! Using tofu makes it vegetarian. It’s easy, fast, and only uses one pan. Not only will your lunch be easy, but clean-up is a snap too! This meal can be eaten hot right when you make it, cold from the fridge or reheated in the microwave! A serving has 320 calories, nine grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice


This is another delicious meal to cook ahead and just heat up for lunch. What’s better is that this makes four servings, so you have four days’ worth of lunches when you cook just once! The chicken and cheese meatballs are packed with spices and garlic, and they pair beautifully with cauliflower rice! Pack your prepped meatballs and rice in four microwavable containers, and you’ll have lunches ready to go in a flash! A serving has 342.7 calories, 7.9 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula


These shrimp are a great meal that you can make in under 30 minutes! Using cauliflower rice and goat cheese, you get a dish that has the consistency of grits with far fewer carbs and a lot of great flavor! Paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper give the shrimp a delicious taste. The arugula is also flavored with garlic making this a tasty, flavor-filled lunch. We classify it as a lunch instead of a dinner because it’s just 308 calories per serving with 14 grams of carbs and more than five grams of fiber. Get the recipe.  

These recipes can give you a break from humdrum lunches and help you branch out to find more tasty options! We hope you try them all soon!

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