Trying to maintain healthy eating on-the-go is very challenging. It can be difficult to find meals low in sugar and complex carbohydrates that you can take on the road or to work with you. So, we created six great lunch ideas that can be made quickly, are low in sugar and complex carbs, and are easily portable.
Low-Carb Cucumber Sandwich
Replacing the bread in any sandwich with cucumber slices is genius. This easy, make ahead lunch is full of fiber and can be adjusted to the flavors you love. Deli meat, cheese, and your choice of spread makes for a healthy, low-carb, low-sugar lunch. You can make it vegan by using hummus and veggies as the filling in the cucumber slices.
Keto Tuna Salad
Tuna salad is packed full of protein and flavor. Season the tuna with salt, pepper, lemon, and a small amount of mayonnaise or mustard. If you like some added crunch, toss in some diced celery or scallions or both. Serve with hard boiled eggs and lettuce leaves for an easy and filling lunch.
Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados
This very simple to make lunch is quick and has very few ingredients. Using leftover chicken makes it all the better. This recipe uses red grapes and pecans, but they are both optional. Swap celery and scallions for the grapes to maintain that crunch since grapes have a naturally high sugar content. Find this recipe at Eatingwell.com.
Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Creamy Cheesy Chicken
Make this recipe for dinner the night before and be sure to make extra to take for lunch the following day. A quick dinner for busy nights can translate into a healthy lunch the following day. This recipe is by Sugar-Free Like Me, and can be found at Myguthealthtoday.com
Ham and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Filling slices of ham with cream cheese and adding a bit of pickle makes for a snappy, protein-filled lunch. It’s easy to pack and even easier to eat on the go. Of course, you can exchange turkey, roast beef, or pastrami for the ham. The choice is yours!
Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl
If meat is not your thing, but you still want a low-carb lunch, try this Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl. Don’t be fooled by the “noodle” ingredient. It’s actually cabbage. Spiralized vegetables can be purchased ready-made in the grocery store if you’d prefer to save time. Adding a bit of sriracha sauce gives this dish a kick. Find this recipe at Eatingbirdfood.com.
Once you get in the habit of eating low-carb and low-sugar, you’ll find it difficult to go back to your “old” ways. And these healthy and flavorful lunches keep it easy to stay on target. Enjoy!!
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