It isn’t hard to pack the perfect low carb lunch. Carb clean eating can be easy only you need to follow some simple guidelines, pick and choose what you want and pack it away in neat containers for lunch. Take your low carb lunch on the go to school, meetings, work, or wherever you need to go. You can eat at home also.
We’ve created a list below how to pack healthy lunches for work using different elements of a good lunch (fruits, fats, snacks protein, veggies), plus we give some ideas of combos.
Low Carb Lunch Components
We present you how to pack healthy lunches for work or school or whatever is pretty simple really. You can choose from the categories below. At least 1 veggie and 1 fruit, 1 protein, you could do what you want. You can optionally make it a salad or keep the food items separate. You choice how to pack your clean eating low carb lunch. You can prep the meal ahead of time if you wanted.
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-Pick and Choose-
Proteins: bean burger patty, veggie patty, tofu, tempeh, beans, egg(s), chicken salad or tuna salad (with Greek yogurt not mayo), turkey breast (roasted or baked), chicken breast (roasted or baked), salmon (roasted or baked), tuna (roasted or baked), shrimp (boiled, sauteed, etc), cottage cheese or Greek yogurt.
Veggies: Any veggie are great! Some of the best are leafy greens like dark green lettuces, arugula spinach and kale; green cabbage, red onion, red bell pepper, beets, purple cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, carrots (shredded or sliced/diced how you like).
Fats/Oils: seeds, nut butter , avocado, nuts, (almond, peanut, etc), tahini, olive oil and vinegar vinaigrette with dried herbs.
Fruits: apple slices, kiwi, pear slices, orange, grapefruit, melon, berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries).
Extra Snacks/Sides: nut butter for dipping apple slices, yogurt , extra veggie slices (cucumber, carrot), hummus for dipping veggies, extra apple slices,. And don’t forget the WATER! Drink up!
Low Carb Lunch Examples
Here are 8 examples of what you can have as a clean eating low carb lunch. All are healthy lunches for work, school or wherever!
1 cup salad greens, 6 cherry tomatoes, a few cucumber slices, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, 1 cup Chicken salad with Greek yogurt, 1 apple sliced with 1 TBSP almond butter for dipping.
1 heaping TBSP hummus, 1 TBSP fresh salsa, 1/4 avocado diced, 1/3 block tofu (diced), 1 cup salad greens, 1 large tomato diced. Make mixture into a salad (the hummus & salsa creates a creamy dressing). As a snack take 1 cup berries & 2 TBSP sunflower seeds
1 TBSP finely diced red onion, 1/4 cup finely shredded purple or green cabbage, 1/4 cup black beans, 1 large tomato diced, 1/4 cucumber diced, 1/4 avocado diced, 1-2 TBSP cilantro lime vinaigrette. Make mixture and enjoy a nice bean/veggie salad. Take almonds and dried cranberries for a snack.
Steamed broccoli & carrots, roasted chicken breast with herbs/spices and some olive oil, 1/2 grapefruit as a snack.
In a pan with 1 TBSP water (slightly steaming and sautéing at the same time) cook broccoli, red onion and cabbage, some Braggs liquid aminos (soy sauce would work too, or just salt), ground black pepper and dried herbs. Serve with a 1/4 sliced avocado and black bean patty. As dessert or a snack later have orange .
You can have 1 cup Tuna salad with Greek yogurt, 10 large butter lettuce leaves to wrap tuna in to make tuna wraps . As snacks take pear and whole almonds or mixed nuts or cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes. Or you can optionally have Cucumber Tuna Boats instead.
3 cups steamed kale, Grilled salmon fillet with olive oil and herbs, 1/4 cup peanuts, cup strawberries..
1 tomato sliced, red onion sliced, salad dressing of your choice, 2 cups spinach, 2 hard boiled eggs (sliced). As a snack cup of watermelon.
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