5 Easy Make-Ahead Keto Lunch Ideas – Meal Prep Like a Pro!

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5 make-ahead keto lunches in meal prep containers

Want some meal prep inspiration for keto lunches?

No need to stress over what to pack for simple weekday lunches! If you pack lunch for work, or simply want to stock the fridge with some delicious options when hunger strikes, these keto meal prep ideas are for you.

On a side note, I also shared a few super easy keto school lunch ideas if you’re looking for additional make-ahead meals.

Compiling meals ahead of time (possibly on the weekends) will ensure that you have lunches ready to go. Making that time to meal prep really does help with staying on track and sticking to keto nutritional goals!

making a meat and cheese follios wrap

wrapping folios cheese wrap with meat and lettuce

keto cheese wraps with nuts in meal prep container

The great thing about eating keto is you can always turn to meat and cheese options that are filling and easy to grab and go. I personally enjoy hearty salads that can simply be packed to go with dressings on the side.

keto salads in meal prep containers

Hip Meal Prep Tips:

    • Use these ideas for inspiration and change up with keto ingredients you may already have. It’s a great way to use up any odds and ends in the fridge! Even just compiling several keto snacks into a container can make a great keto lunch or on-the-go snack.

5 easy keto lunches on the counter

Check out these 5 easy make-ahead lunch ideas below. You’ll be keto ready when hunger strikes!

egg salad with bacon keto lunch

1. Bacon Egg Salad

Creamy homemade egg salad with bacon is a super easy protein-packed option that stays fresh in a covered container. To make things even easier, I made hard-boiled eggs without even boiling water with this awesome air fryer method! I’ve served it on top of lettuce for an easy lettuce wrap, and also included some parmesan crisps for dippers.

chef salad keto lunch in a container

2. Meat and Cheese Chef Salad

Use up the miscellaneous meats and cheeses in your fridge to compile a yummy chef salad. I sprinkled a few bites of cubed pepper jack cheese, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, ham, blue cheese, cucumber slices, and bacon, over lettuce.

Hip Tip: Don’t forget to keep your keto-friendly salad dressing separately on the side, so your salad will last longer in the fridge. Homemade keto ranch dressing would taste great on this!

cheese wrap keto lunch

3. Cheese Wrap Bento Box

Folios parmesan cheese wraps from ALDi, Costco, and other stores (or make your own) make an excellent grab and go meal if you wrap it up with deli lunch meat, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers like I did above. I added some almonds, walnuts, and even a couple pieces of a Lily’s chocolate bar for a sweet treat. You could easily add some fresh berries or other small snack options instead.

Hip Tip: You could always make your own copycat Folio’s wrap using these directions, or improvise using a few large slices of cheese put together!

pizza salad in a container to go

4. Pizza Salad To Go

This hearty pizza salad is full of delicious meat, cheese, and bright veggie toppings, and bursting with lots of bold flavors from our 5-minute homemade keto Italian vinaigrette dressing. It’s a perfect lunch prep salad because you can make a small one serving version, or make a whole batch for various meals throughout the week.

keto taco salad lunch to go

5. Keto Cold Taco Salad

I love this easy taco salad idea because I always seem to have a little extra taco meat leftover. Here’s a smart way to use it over lettuce, and with toppings like cheese, cherry tomatoes, onions, and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve it up with some salsa and dressing on the side for a yummy lunch!

Hip Tip: Consider adding a little fresh cilantro and this homemade ranch dressing to a blender to whip up a little cilantro crema dressing for this salad! YUM!

leftover mushroom alfredo cauliflower rice in a container

Easy lunch meal prep idea: Reheat leftovers from dinner!

This idea is my most favorite and obviously the easiest idea! I enjoy utilizing meals that I can heat up the next day and are still great tasting and satisfying. The meal above is leftover from a cauliflower rice skillet meal and was super tasty warmed up the next day.

crock pot lunch crock on counter

When reheating leftovers, you can warm your food while you work or whenever you’re looking for a hot meal away from home with our team’s favorite lunch crock! Even better, the inner container is removable making it easy to clean.

Keto Cheeseburger Muffins

Here are even more meals that make terrific re-heated keto lunches: 

close up of keto taco salad in meal prep container

Prep ahead breakfast using this genius freezer method for breakfast burritos!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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