10 Perfect Low-Carb Lunches
From light salads to hearty stews, these lunch recipes are ideal for a low-carb diet
This chicken salad recipe is lighter than most (mustard, citrus, and miso replace the typical mayo) and is a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken from last night's dinner.
Recipe: Chicken Salad with Miso Dressing
Perfect as a side salad at dinner or a low-carb lunch, this salad is even more tasty (and pretty) if you add edible flowers.
Recipe: Butter Lettuce and Egg Salad
Dressed kale holds up better than most greens, so go ahead and make extra to take to work for an easy low-carb lunch.
Recipe: Asian Kale Salad
Shaved raw Brussels sprouts and tangerine segments are a happy marriage in this mouthwatering winter salad.
Recipe: Brussels Sprout Salad with Pecorino and Tangerines
Swap in a low-carb whole-wheat tortilla and these crunchy vegetarian wraps will become a new lunchbox staple.
Recipe: Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps
Buy shelled, cooked crab and this low-carb lunch can be ready in minutes.
Recipe: Tarragon Crab Salad in Tomato Cups
Make a double batch of this hearty low-carb stew and freeze for easy, take-along work lunches.
Recipe: Italian Chicken Sausage and Artichoke Soup
Skip the optional rice noodles for an ultra-flavorful, low-carb Korean-style stew.
Pork and Kimchi Stew
This soup is the best way to use up leftovers from your crab feed; it's rich and delicious, but light on carbs.
Recipe: Crab Bisque
This variation on spicy peanut sauce is so good you'll want to drink it straight--but we recommend dipping grilled chicken or steak skewers instead.
Almond Hoisin Sauce