Every day, it seems like someone I know is starting the keto diet. With all its benefits, it doesn't surprise me, and I've been toying with the idea of trying it one day soon. The keto diet is a high fat, low carb diet that helps with weight loss and offers a range of health benefits including reduced blood sugar and insulin levels, brain and heart health, gastrointestinal and gallbladder health, andÂ so much more. And there are tons of delicious recipes that make the keto diet one of the simplest and most delicious out there. We've rounded up 30 keto lunch ideas to show your just how easy it is!
The keto diet works by depleting your body of its stored sugar, and the goal is for you to get more calories from protein than carbs. Keto diet recipes are filled with high fat foods like avocado, duck and chicken fat, and fatty fish and seafood. The reduction of carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis and your body transforms into a fat burning machine. The great thing about keto recipes is they're so filling and satisfying that you lose weight but don't get hungry.
Ketogenic cooking doesn't have to take up a lot of your time. In fact, many of these ketogenic diet recipes were made with busy schedules in mind.
Meal Prep Ideas for Keto Lunch Recipes
Meal prep is key if you want to keep on top of your keto diet meals. Meal prepping is the process of preparing your food ahead of time (chopping, cooking, slicing, portioning, etc.) so you can combine and eat when meal time comes around. It removes the weekly stress of getting lunch ready each morning, plus it's budget-friendly and ensures your lunches are as healthy as can be.
For easy meal prep, first plan out your meals for the week ahead (we have a list of 30 lunches for you below, so we've already done the hard part!), then choose the ones you love best! Next, do a big grocery shop with a list of all the ingredients you need. Finally, you can prep your lunches on the weekend. There's nothing better than waking up Monday morning and having your lunch ready to go!
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