20+ High Protein Low Carb Lunch Recipes

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Are you tired of the usual lunches and want something tasty and satisfying? Then our list of 20+ easy, High-Protein, Low-Carb Lunch recipes is exactly what you need. Here, you will find a large variety of options that’ll make your lunch meals more exciting and delicious. 

20+ High Protein Low Carb Lunch Recipe

From classic stuffed chicken to colorful zoodle primavera, there’s something for everyone. No more boring lunches – it’s time to enjoy meals that are both delicious and good for you! Get ready to upgrade your lunch game with these simple and tasty recipes.

I used to have a hard time preparing low-carb lunches because every time, I wanted something simple but satisfying and high in protein. That’s why I decided to list one of my favorite high-protein lunch recipes and share it with you to make your life and cooking easier.

These keto lunch dishes are not only low-carb and high-protein but also quick and easy to prepare, using simple ingredients like fresh vegetables, dairy, and meat. 

Why High-Protein Low-Carb?

Protein is like the body’s repair kit – it helps muscles, boosts the immune system, and keeps us feeling lively. On the other hand, low-carb choices help keep our blood sugar steady, preventing those energy slumps and supporting our health in the long run. When you put them together, it’s like a super combo for a lunch that’s both satisfying and good for you.

What Are The Best High Protein Ingredients?

If you want to add more protein to your meals, using high-protein ingredients can make a big difference. Here’s a list of some of the best high-protein ingredients to include in your diet:

  • Lean Meats: chicken breast, turkey, lean cuts of beef (such as sirloin or tenderloin), pork loin.
  • Fish: salmon, tuna, cod, tilapia.
  • Seafood: shrimp, crab, lobster.
  • Eggs: eggs are a versatile and complete protein source.
  • Dairy Products: greek yogurt, cottage cheese, plain cheese.
  • Plant-Based Proteins: lentils, chickpeas, edamame
  • Tofu and Tempeh: these soy-based products are rich in protein and can be used in various dishes.
  • Nuts and Seeds: almonds, peanuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds.
  • Lean Dairy Alternatives: almond milk, soy milk

Is It Important To Eat a High-Protein Lunch?

Yes, having a lunch that is high in protein can be important for various reasons. Protein is a vital nutrient that is crucial in building and repairing tissues, supporting muscle health, and maintaining a strong immune system. 

Eating enough protein for lunch is good because it helps you feel full, keeps your energy up, and ensures a balanced diet. If you’re working on things like building muscles or managing your weight, having lunch with lots of protein can be helpful. But remember, everyone’s diet needs are different, so think about your health goals, and if you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor or nutrition expert.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Ready in 20 minutes, this delicious taco salad is extremely flavorful and satisfying. Made from naturally low-carb ingredients, this salad is loaded with healthy fats and fiber making it a great lunch or dinner idea.
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Keto Thai Steak Salad (Low Carb)

This flavorful recipe for Keto Thai Steak Salad is made with thinly sliced ribeye and a homemade dressing that is tangy, spicy, and easy to make. You’ll love this salad as a great Keto or Whole30 weeknight dinner or a healthy lunch.
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Avocado Tuna Salad

We’re obsessed with avocado tuna salad! Our easy tuna salad recipe is always a hit with readers. Now we’ve added avocado to the tuna salad for an absolutely creamy and delicious addition to everyday tuna salad.
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Salmon Cobb Salad {Whole30, Keto}

This salmon cobb salad is packed with veggies and protein with flavorful, tender salmon plus all the usual cobb salad goodies and a simple lemon garlic vinaigrette. It’s paleo, Whole30 and keto friendly.
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Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Introducing our Teriyaki Salmon Bowl, a mouthwatering delight that brings together the flavors of perfectly seared salmon with a savory sweet teriyaki sauce! This homemade teriyaki sauce is lighter than the ones often found at stores, not to mention it’s made with all-natural ingredients and no additives. What’s even better? You can whip up this authentic Japanese-style teriyaki dish right in the comfort of your own kitchen in just 10 minutes.
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grilled salmon steaks recipe

Grilled Salmon Steak with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Learn how to cook the best Salmon Steaks with a super creamy mustard sauce. It’s such an easy grilled salmon steaks recipe loaded with high-quality protein and tons of flavors, then smothered in a creamy mustard sauce.
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Keto Tuscan Salmon

This Keto Tuscan Salmon is creamy, rich, and decadent, yet totally guilt-free! Cooking delicious, tender salmon is easier than you think with this fool-proof recipe that is quick and easy to make. Your entire family will devour this!
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Keto Chicken Curry Recipe

Enjoy our easy-to-make Keto Chicken Curry Recipe prepared with coconut milk and homemade spices and served over cauliflower rice for your ultimate comfort meal. This low-carb chicken dish with curry sauce and minimal carbs will become your family favorite. 
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keto chili recipe

Keto Chili Recipe

Made with a few easy ingredients and extremely easy to make, this hearty keto chili is a Mexican recipe slightly spicy, extremely tasty, and filled with a lot of flavors!
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Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli

Keto Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in less than 20 minutes! Delicious, easy and a great meal for any time of the week.
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Low-Carb Quesadillas

This Low-Carb Quesadillas recipe uses a spicy ground beef filling and gooey cheese.  They taste fantastic and are suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, Atkins, LC/HF, ketogenic and Banting diets.
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Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip is made with cheeses, cream cheese, sour cream, shredded chicken, a few seasonings, and herbs for a quick and easy appetizer or snack that will be the talk of your party, game day, or potluck! It delivers big flavors and a super cheesy dip.
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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

Learn how to make the best air fryer bbq chicken wings using a few ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep. Super crispy and perfectly tender, these bbq chicken wings are the perfect appetizer that you can make to enjoy at a pool party with your friends and not only.
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Keto Buffalo Chicken Wings – Low Carb and Instant Pot

These Instant Pot Keto Buffalo Wings are ready in under 30 minutes and are tender and flavorful. Once you try them, you will find yourself making them all the time especially when you’re in need of a delicious low carb and keto-friendly appetizer.
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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce 2

Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Discover the secret to juicy, zesty, and mouthwateringly delicious Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers. The chicken skewers are your 30-minute passport to a Greek culinary experience!
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Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Green Beans

This easy lemon-garlic chicken recipe calls for cutlets, which cook in less than 10 minutes! Can't find them? Make your own from chicken breasts. The side of green beans is cooked right in the same pan as the chicken, so this 20-minute easy, healthy dinner is not just a snap to prepare—the cleanup is a cinch too.
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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

This jalapeno popper stuffed chicken is a quick, easy-to-make recipe that's loaded with a spicy cheese filling, wrapped in bacon, and baked in the oven until super crispy. The chicken is ultra juicy, making this recipe a crowd-pleaser that's quick to make.
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Easy Mozzarella Chicken Recipe

Seasoned chicken simmered in a homemade tomato sauce and topped with melted mozzarella cheese. The BEST Easy Mozzarella Chicken recipe that happens to be exactly what it claims to be… EASY! A 20-minute Low Carb Chicken Parmesan WITH NO BREADING! You don’t even MISS a crispy crumb on this chicken…it is SO good!
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Keto Meatloaf Recipe

This keto meatloaf is ultra moist, juicy, and super easy to make in just 15 minutes of prep. Topped with a perfectly sweet and tangy sauce, it’s the best low carb dinner that everyone loves.
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Keto Swedish Meatballs

Are you looking for a delicious, low-carb version of your favorite classic meatball dish? Look no further; we have the perfect recipe for you! This Keto Swedish Meatballs recipe gives all the flavor and comfort food satisfaction you're craving without any of the guilt. Not only is this dish incredibly flavorful, but it's also easy to make in just a few simple steps.
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Italian Meatballs Recipe

Italian Meatballs Recipe

In just 30 minutes, whip up this authentic Italian meatballs recipe that promises to be a dinner favorite for everyone at the table. Perfectly moist, tender, and drenched in a rich tomato sauce, these meatballs redefine comfort food. If you're looking for a quick yet delectable meal, this is a must-try that will have everyone asking for seconds.
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Keto Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese and meat is the best combination of foods ever. If you’re looking for a great recipe for keto cheese stuffed meatballs, look no further!
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High Protein Veggie Frittata

Fuel your body in the morning with some high protein and a variety of veggies… All thanks to this flavorful veggie frittata recipe! Made with eggs and packed full of veggies like bell peppers and onions, this breakfast frittata is perfect for brunch and filling enough for lunch.
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