Deciding what to have for lunch is an ordeal in and of itself but it is made even harder if you’re on a diet and have limited options to eat however it isn’t always the case. Since the keto community has seen consistent growth in the past year, more and more people are sharing their way of making easy-to-cook recipes online. If that’s not enough you can also look recipe books to give you ideas on how to make you meal plans more exciting and have more variety. With a little creativity and planning you can make lunch quick, easy and keto-friendly. Impossible? Please. When you know what works and what doesn’t in your diet, making lunch or any meal becomes simple and fun even the most common lunch items can be low-carb and ketogenic if you replace some items and suit them to your taste.
Here are some ideas on how to make the most boring and simple of lunches into a knockout.
Simple enough.All you need is some ground meat and a couple of spices, hold the bun and it’s a pretty decent meal. However, you can jazz it up by stuffing it with ingredients like spinach tomatoes or even cheese, add a little hot sauce or stack it up with some bacon and it’s the perfect ketogenic lunch alternative to the ones that fast food chains like Burger King has to offer.
A must if you’re on keto and on-the-go and while ready-made, just add water type of shakes are available on the market; nothing beats a good ol’ fashioned homemade smoothie with ingredients that you can easily customize to suit your taste.We recommend you start of with a liquid base (coconut milk, almond milk, water or tea), some keto-friendly fruits (strawberry, raspberry, blueberries or avocado), some flavorings and some added extra keto fats. Blend all these together and you have one tasty, filling meal to energize you for the rest of your day.
With no beans of course but still tasty and makes for the perfect keto lunch.All you need to do is replace the beans with your favorite sausage and ground meat put it in a slow cooker and voila! You have an easy, make-ahead dish that will not only satisfy your hunger but will keep you on track with your keto diet.
Satisfy your craving for regular enchiladas by replacing the tortilla of your favorite enchilada recipe with peppers.Add some of your favorite spices, we recommend berbere,a spice mixture made up of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima to name a few, and this lunch is perfect to break you out of your mid-day funk.
While regular lasagna may be off limits to people going on a keto diet, there is a healthier more keto-friendly alternative than using the carb-leaden lasagna noodle.Replace the lasagna noodles with thinly sliced zucchini or eggplant to your favorite lasagna recipe and it is the best low-carb lunch option for people craving regular lasagna.
With careful consideration of what your body needs, some careful planning and a little personal touches lunch can be as delicious and stress-free as you want it. There are many recipes out there for you to try out. What are you waiting for?