Try Our Top 5 Low Carb Lunch Ideas (With Recipes)

Before you decide what to cook, try our top 5 low carb lunch ideas. This article has been carefully created to completely eliminate your “what to cook” worries.

Here Are 5 Low Carb Lunch Ideas with Their Recipes

Let us first express our admiration for you for being on a low-carb diet. We want to be a part of this healthy lifestyle that you have chosen. While you continue your diet, we will take care of the recipe part for you. We came up with 5 different ideas. You can choose one of them and get started, or you can start with your favorite and choose a recipe for each day. When we talk about low-carb recipes, we cannot compromise on flavor. This is exactly why we are sure that each of these recipes will be your favorite. Let’s start without further ado.

Low Carb Lunch Ideas

     1. Chicken Wings in the Pot (3 servings)

Low carb lunch ideas

Low carb lunch ideas – Chicken wings in the pot recipe

Per Serving

Protein: 16g
Net Carb: 10g
Total Fat: 26g
Calories: 350

Ingredients

Chicken wings (10 wingettes)
Greek yogurt (1 tablespoon)
Tomato paste (1 tsp)
Hot pepper paste (1 tsp)
Oil (1 tablespoon)
Garlic (5 cloves)
Dried thyme
Black pepper
Salt

Recipe

  • Start by washing the wings. Put them in a pot. Add the yogurt, tomato and pepper paste and seasonings. Crush the garlic and add it too. Add the oil and put the pot on the stove.
  • Raise the heat. Close the lid of the pot. The chicken will release water. When the water they release starts to boil, turn the heat down. Continue cooking on low heat until the water is completely absorbed.
  • When the water is almost gone, place a few slices of whole grain bread on the chicken. Cook for another 2 minutes and it’s ready.

     2. Mushroom Salad (2 servings)

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Low carb lunch ideas – Mushroom salad recipe

Per Serving

Protein: 7.5g
Net Carb: 20g
Total Fat: 22g
Calories: 306

Ingredients

Mushrooms (1.3 cups)
Lettuce (1 head, medium)
Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
Baby corn (4 nos)
Tomato (1 nos)
Red onion (1 nos)

Salad Dressing

Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
Mustard (1 tsp)
Vinegar (1 tsp)
Salt

Recipe

  • Put the olive oil in a large skillet and heat it. Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth, slice and sauté. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves. Finely chop. Then place them on the bottom of the serving plate.
  • Put the sautéed mushrooms on the lettuce. Cut the baby corn in half, chop the red onion into rings and add. Cut the tomato into eight equal parts and then place them on the sides of the serving plate.
  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt and mustard in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad. Add croutons if desired and serve.

     3. Baked Sardines (4 servings)

Low carb lunch ideas

Low carb lunch ideas -Baked sardines recipe

Per Serving

Protein: 62g
Net Carb: 10g
Total Fat: 35g
Calories: 620

Ingredients

Sardines (35 oz)
Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
Cherry tomatoes (2 cups)
Onion (2 nos)
Garlic (3 cloves)
Parsley (1/4 bunch)
Lemon (1 nos, medium)
Freshly ground black pepper (Half a tsp)
Bay leaf (1 leaf)
Salt

Recipe

  • Carefully clean the insides of the sardines you cut off the head parts. Wash in plenty of water. Salt the insides and leave them in the strainer to drain excess water.
  • Peel the onions, cut them in half and slice finely. Wash the parsley leaves in plenty of water, and then chop finely after removing the excess water.
  • Chop the garlic into rings. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half as well. Squeeze the juice of the lemon. Then spread the chopped onions on the baking tray. Add the garlic to it. Lay the sardines open on the onions. Take the cherry tomatoes cut in half and the bay leaf on the baking tray.
  • In a small bowl, mix freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and (not forgetting you salted the fish) salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste.
  • Pour the prepared sauce evenly over the fish. Cover with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 30 minutes.

     4. Spinach Salad (3 servings)

Low carb lunch ideas

Low carb lunch ideas – Spinach salad recipe

Per Serving

Protein: 6g
Net Carb: 16g
Total Fat: 11g
Calories: 180

Ingredients

Spinach (3 cups)
Shelled rice (0.5 cups)
Shelled rice (0.5 cups)
Pumpkin seeds (1 tablespoon)
Sunflower seeds (1 tablespoon)
Lemon (Half)
Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
Water (1 cup)
Pepper and salt to taste

Recipe

  • Start by washing the spinach well. You can keep the spinach, which you have cleaned of all dirt, in a strainer for the water to drain.
  • Take the shelled rice in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of water and boil it. Drain the boiled rice and let it sit. Chop the spinach and mix with all the other ingredients.
  • Prepare the salad dressing consisting of olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Pour over the ingredients and mix gently.

     5. Low-carb Pizza (4 servings)

Low carb lunch ideas

Low carb lunch ideas – Low-carb pizza recipe

Per Serving

Protein: 9g
Net Carb: 8g
Total Fat: 6g
Calories: 122

Ingredients

Pizza Base

Egg (2 nos)
Cauliflower (1 medium head)
Curd cheese (3 tablespoons)
Garlic (1 clove)
Salt, pepper to taste

Topping

Tomato sauce (1 tablespoon)
Cheese (1 piece)
Vegetables (like pepper, mushrooms)
Olive (6 nos)
Smoked turkey (3 slices)
Thyme

Recipe

  • Start by breaking up the cauliflower florets and steaming them for 15 minutes. Mash them using a food processor. Get a mixing bowl. Add eggs, garlic, salt, cheese, black pepper and cauliflower and start kneading like a dough. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Shape like a pizza base.
  • Mix the tomato sauce with the thyme and spread it on the pizza dough. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until golden brown. 20 minutes should be enough, but this time may vary depending on your oven. Therefore, bake with control.
  • Remove the pizza base from the oven. After decorating it with cheese and vegetables, put it back in the oven. Bake for another 15-20 minutes.

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