Eating lunch out when you’re trying to watch your carbs is a major challenge. Finding healthy options in a restaurant is tough and not to mention expensive. So I’ve gathered together 6 low-carb lunches you can bring to work to help you succeed with your diet and have lots of energy for your afternoon work schedule. (If you’re working from home, these meals are a great option for busy days.)
I recommend picking up your ingredients ahead of time and prepping for the next day’s lunch the night before. Pack the meal in a glass meal prep container, stainless steel lunchbots, or in one of these BPA free 3 compartment plastic lunch boxes. You’ll have a healthy, low-carb, grain-free, sugar-free lunch all set and ready.
1. Slow Cooker Beef Chili With Bacon
It only takes about twenty minutes to prep the meat and veggies for this hearty chili. Then set it in your slow cooker the night before, and lunch will be ready to go in the morning. Total carbs: 12.8 grams
2. Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Won’t this make a fun lunch? I like to call it pizza on a zucchini! It only takes about twenty-five minutes to prep, and then 25 minutes to bake. Total carbs: 5.1 grams
3. Easy Marinated Chicken Breasts You Need To Try
These marinated chicken breasts are so juicy and delicious, you’ll probably want to make them for dinner. Just be sure to set aside one for your lunch the next day with a scoop of the delightful vegetable medley. Total carbs: 12.2 grams
4. Skinny Low-Carb Taco Bowls
Who doesn’t love a delicious, healthy meal that’s ready in just fifteen minutes? Taco bowls are always a great go-to meal for busy days because they come together so quickly. Total carbs: 13.6 grams
5. Sardines on Cauliflower Toast with Gremolata
Sardines have zero carbs. Zero! And they’re so good for you. Make the cauliflower toast the night before, add your sardines in the morning, and you’ll be dreaming about this awesome meal until lunchtime. Total carbs: 1.7 grams
6. Easy Paleo Chicken With Baby Spinach And Mini Sweet Peppers
Stir-fry is so quick and easy. I use avocado oil and butter for a scrumptious meal with healthy fats. And it only takes about 15 minutes to cook. Total carbs: 9.8 grams
There you go. Make it a healthy on-the-go week!
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I love the idea of the taco bowls! that’s brilliant and I love that it doesn’t have ‘salad’ in the name! never heard of cauliflower toast and appreciate the introduction. happy Tuesday!
Ha! Thanks, I know it can get tiring just eating salads. And I hope you’ll give the cauliflower toasts a go. I think you’ll like them. 🙂
Well the chicken breasts do look really good!
Oh man, they sure are.
Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries says
I love making zucchini boats, but I never use meat in them. I’m going to have to try out your recipe!
Oh, good Corey. I hope you’ll come back and tell me how you like them. 🙂
These all look so good. I’m always in need of good work-lunch ideas, so these are perfect!
Thank you, Chrissie. I’m so glad that you like these ideas.
Felicia @ The Starving Chef says
This is the perfect line up to help me prepare my ‘beach bod’ – always trying to eat healthy. Love these suggestions.
Thanks, Felicia. You’re sweet.
Shannon Dewease says
I have really been wanting to try stuffed zucchini boats, and your recipe looks like one I could easily do! Definitely trying it and the others.
Oh, good. I hope you love them.
Marie, Mamma's Cooking says
The chicken, the chili and the zucchini boats look like such great lunch ideas for me at home and to send with husband so he doesn’t go through the Wendy’s drive-thru everyday!
Ha! I’ll bet he’ll really appreciate that. 🙂
Victoria with One Sharp Mama says
I can’t wait to make the zuchinni stuffed boats. I have a huge zuchinni from a coworker that I need to use
Sounds like a perfect plan.
Oyinkan Ogunleye says
The zucchini and sardine are my faves. They look the healthiest!
Yay! Another sardines fan. They’re so good and you’re right they’re healthy.
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