If you just started keto, you might be discovering that breakfasts and dinners are easier meals. After all, who doesn't love bacon for breakfast? Dinner can be veggies, avocado, and protein…but lunch? Lunch presents more of a challenge. So you need some keto lunch ideas!
Most of us have been eating typical lunch foods for years—sandwiches, bowls, wraps, and easy-to-pack items. When filling a keto lunch box, you might be wondering what you can actually eat?
Well, no worries! We've got some excellent keto lunch ideas that might just surprise you!
A Low-Carb Lunch with Pasta?!
When thinking of healthy keto lunch ideas, pasta is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Now, of course, all of us love pasta in all its forms—noodles, spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair. But for most people on keto, pasta was likely something you thought was off the table.
Guess what! With Its Skinny, you can have your lunch and pasta too! Sound too good to be true?
It’s Skinny is keto-friendly pasta that is the perfect stand-in for your favorite lunch bowls. If you crave Thai, Japanese, Italian, or any other pasta-based meal, you can easily whip it together with It’s Skinny. Make easy keto lunches to-go and enjoy a filling bowl of your favorite pasta dish.
It’s Skinny pasta is keto-friendly because it contains a surprising ZERO carbs per serving. It’s made with a not-so-secret ingredient that creates a delicious keto pasta alternative that you’ll love. You can use it to make Thai Drunken Noodles, Spaghetti a la Bolognese, and Fettucine Primavera.
Now, like most of us, you might think that pasta for lunch (especially as a keto lunch idea) would weigh you down and leave you feeling sluggish. You'll be slumped at your desk by two pm, trying to hold your eyes open while you focus on a spreadsheet. Not to worry. It's Skinny, has no carbs, so it doesn't leave you with that tired effect that your microwave noodle cup or "lite" frozen spaghetti might.
What's better is that you can make a keto lunch on your terms because you control the ingredients you use with It’s Skinny Pasta. Add the flavors you want, prep your toppings, and create a delicious noodle bowl that won't derail your diet.
Some great keto-friendly ideas for your pasta include:
- Sauteed vegetables like mushrooms, celery, peppers, or zucchini
- Crumbled hard-boiled eggs
- Crumbled bacon
- Parmesan cheese
- Light tomato sauce
- Olive oil
- Peanut sauce
As you can see, there are endless options to mix up and try. With It’s Skinny, you can enjoy pesto and steak over spaghetti on Tuesday, shrimp alfredo on Wednesday, and a peanut noodle bowl with peppers and tofu on Friday. There are so many “pastabilities” you’ll never get tired of keto lunches again (yeah, we’re looking at you, lettuce wrap).
With It’s Skinny, there’s no extensive prep required. Open the bag, drain, and heat the pasta along with your sauce and other ingredients. It’s simple! Enjoy satisfying and easy keto lunches on the go.
Twice as Nice with Keto Rice for Lunch
Your keto lunch ideas don't stop with pasta, though. What's life without rice? Rice is a staple food all over the world. It fits with many cultures and cuisines, and many people don't quite feel at home without eating a meal of rice at lunch.
Fortunately, It's Skinny also makes keto-friendly rice! Our low-carb rice is made with the same ingredients as our noodles but with the texture of rice. With zero carbs and endless options, you can enjoy all your favorite meal options with It’s Skinny.
Try a delicious keto lunch of It’s Skinny rice with pulled pork, barbacoa, or shredded chicken. Then, top the low-carb rice bowls with avocado, cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and hot sauce, for a riff on your favorite Mexican takeout.
It’s Skinny rice is perfect for poke. If you haven’t tried this Hawaiian delicacy yet, you’ll be hooked after your first experience. Using raw, sushi-grade fish like tuna or salmon, you can create a delightful lunch that feels truly elevated and exotic.
Keto-friendly rice bowls could also include shrimp, cucumber, avocado, and seaweed seasoning for a deconstructed sushi bowl. Top with soy sauce and a little wasabi to get a flavorful kick. If you're looking for low-carb options, you could also add edamame, tofu, crab, or mushrooms to your bowl—think, anything you'd add to your favorite roll.
Like It’s Skinny Pasta, our rice is easy to use. It’s Skinny takes on the other flavors of the dish, so it won’t overpower your meal. You can enjoy all your favorite dishes from chicken fried rice to beef and broccoli with It’s Skinny Rice.
What Makes It’s Skinny the Perfect Keto Lunch Option?
So how does It’s Skinny manage to create delicious pasta and rice without all the carbs? We use a unique root vegetable called konjac. The konjac plant is a root that has been used in Asian cuisine for hundreds of years. The vegetable was used for medicinal purposes as well as part of a regular diet.
The fantastic thing about konjac is that it makes a great pasta alternative, with no carbs and only 9 calories per bag. It's easy to work with too. Simply drain the bag and add It's Skinny to your favorite dish to heat through in the last minutes of cooking. Some people like to pat the noodles dry after draining, but the choice is yours.
It’s Skinny shirataki noodles don't have a strong taste. Like pasta or rice, they're ideal companions for your favorite meats, sauces, and vegetables. They take on the other flavors of the dish. Unlike some other keto pasta alternatives like zucchini noodles and cauliflower rice, It's Skinny doesn't get watery (or still tastes like a vegetable).
It's Skinny is a great way to make keto lunches your way. You don't need to eat the same half an avocado or lettuce wrap each day. Instead, you can mix up your meals and enjoy the satisfaction of noodles and pasta. But unlike the traditional carbs, It's Skinny won't cause a crash a few hours later.
After eating It's Skinny for lunch, you'll still be able to hit the gym after work. You'll have the energy to meet friends for happy hour, go on a date, and attend a networking event. You won't need to slow down or feel run down because your lunch weighs you down.
If you’re following a keto diet, you’re already taking steps toward a new, healthier you. It’s Skinny is the perfect keto lunch on the go to help you stay on track with your diet plan. You’ll combat keto cravings and enjoy delicious keto lunch ideas with It’s Skinny.
Click here to order It’s Skinny. It's available in a convenient four-pack so that you can try all your favorite noodle and rice recipes. So enjoy all the flavor and none of the guilt with It’s Skinny in your keto lunchbox!