Lunch can often be a problem if you’re working. You have to prepare the night before and sometimes you just don’t feel like it and end up chucking junk in your lunchbox, buying something from the office vending machine, buying a dubious salad from the supermarket or just getting a sandwich.
Left-overs are good if you have access to a microwave. Just make a little more than you need and bingo tomorrows lunch.
Or put it with a nice salad/avocado etc. I just like mine with a few tomatoes, cucumber and carrot sticks… especially cold chicken or left-over Sunday roast.
You’ll quickly find that salads are your friend when in ketosis, and for a good reason: they provide lots of food to fill you up, but they’re not going to bog you down.
Here are a few ideas:
2 – 3 cups of lettuce shredded
2-3 crumbled bacon rashers
1 medium tomato diced
2-3 tbsp low carb mayonnaise or low carb dressing of choice
Mix all together in a bowl, including avocado if using and top that with two or three tablespoons of mayo/dressing then toss after adding some splashes of the hot sauce if using.
Delicious, filling, full of fiber and healthy fats, and absolutely easy.
Use avocado to boost your potassium.
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1/2 red onion, roughly diced
1-2 rashes bacon, crumbled
tomato, and a hot sauce vinaigrette
Add in some protein – cubed leftover meat or salmon.
Feta cheese, crumbled
Hot sauce vinaigrette
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
hot sauce to taste
Mix together salad ingredients.
Put all dressing ingredients in a jar or sealable container.
When you are ready to eat your salad shake the vinaigrette pour over salad.
Top with optional items if using.
Cottage Cheese with Walnuts and Hot Sauce
A quick, delicious meal, you can’t go wrong here.
Alternatively you could use cottage cheese and blueberries, if walnuts and hot sauce aren’t your thing.
You can always get cottage cheese in your local supermarket and then buy the nuts from the baking section as they are cheaper and come in bigger packets there.
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
1 medium tomato diced
1/4 red onion diced
Low carb dressing of your choice, I like ranch dressing with this.
1-3 whole lettuce leaves, long leaf lettuces are better
1/4 Red pepper diced
Make up the tuna salad ingredients then dress with your dressing
Place in the lettuce leafs and wrap around filling.
Secure with cocktail stick if needed but do remember it’s there.