While meal prepping is key to saving time and money, it’s even more crucial for dieters. Having your food packed and ready to go means you’ll no longer feel the need to sneak in non-diet-friendly snacks. You’ll feel fuller and you’ll also have more energy to complete your workouts.
Below are some easy low carb keto meal prep ideas. There are main dishes, sides/appetizers, and snacks – both savory and sweet. Many of these recipes can be prepared as is and stored in meal prep containers for the upcoming week. For items with a sauce or dressing as with the salads, I would recommend keeping those in a separate container within your meal prep containers until they’re ready to be consumed. 🙂
I even snuck in a few breakfast meal prep recipes… Enjoy!
1. Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a healthy, paleo friendly, keto friendly, vegan side dish recipe that is bursting with mexican flavours and ready in 30 minutes!
2. Egg Roll in a Bowl
This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is loaded with Asian flavor and is a Paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free and keto recipe to make for an easy weeknight dinner. From start to finish, you can have this healthy and low-carb dinner recipe ready in under 30 minutes!
3. Steak Fajitas
Low Carb Steak Fajitas are tender, juicy and full of flavor! Best of all, this easy recipe comes together super quick and perfect for busy weeknights. Marinated in a homemade fajita spice blend and cilantro lime marinade.
4. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Low carb & paleo friendly Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – make it in 20 minutes or less for a healthy & filling side dish!
5. Low Carb Big Mac Bowl
This easy Low Carb Big Mac Bowl is a keto recipe with all of the flavors of your favorite fast food burger complete with special sauce!
6. Low Carb Keto Chicken Cobb Salad
Low Carb Chicken Cobb Salad has all the classic flavors of the popular favorite with a simple vinaigrette. Made with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cucumber, avocado and cheese – perfect for lunch or your next potluck!
7. Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole
Need a simple ground beef casserole to feed your family or friends? They will love this easy low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole.
8. Baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
These Parmesan Pork Chops Are So Flavorful And Easy To Make. Less Than 10 Minutes Of Prep Work And You Can Make The Most Delicious Pork Loins That Everyone Will Love.
9. Keto Breakfast Pockets
These Keto Breakfast Pockets will become your favorite grab-and-go breakfast! They are freezable so you can just pop one in the microwave before running out the door. You can easily customize them with your favorite breakfast meats and cheeses.
10. Low Carb Zucchini Noodles Mac & Cheese
Zucchini Noodles “Mac & Cheese” is zucchini noodles with cheese sauce, a healthier, low carb version of macaroni and cheese, replacing macaroni pasta with zucchini noodles.
11. Keto Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
This crowd pleasing keto cheesy spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe is so incredibly tasty that nobody will care (or even believe) that it’s low carb and gluten free! A sneaky and delicious way to pack some healthy greens into your family’s dinner menu!
12. Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Not only are the zoodles a healthy, low-calorie, and low-carb option to replace pasta, but their mild flavor can easily adapt to a wide range of flavors, including the heap of lemon and garlic you’ll find in this light shrimp scampi recipe.
13. Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This low carb chicken enchilada casserole recipe will be loved by everyone, but the absence of tortillas makes it perfect for low carb or keto diets.
14. Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese
These grilled cheese sandwiches have less carbs and are healthier than traditional grilled cheese sandwiches, by using a zucchini “bread” similar to zucchini pizza crust.
15. Keto Cheeseburger Helper
This Keto Cheeseburger Helper is a nostalgic meal with more nutrients and fewer carbs than the classic favorite. My family gobbled it up as quickly as I made it!
16. Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels
Starbucks Chonga Bagel Copycat Recipe – All the flavors of your favorite Everything Bagel, but without all the carbs and gluten. Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels.
17. Copycat Chik-Fil-A Keto Fried Chicken Tenders
If you’re wanting a new keto lunch idea these low carb fried chicken tenders are delicious and the Chick-Fil-A copycat sauce (keto version of course) is a obvious must try too.
18. Keto Buffalo Chicken Empanadas
These Buffalo Chicken Empanadas are a ketogenic friendly twist on a classic empanada. Filled with flavorful shredded chicken and buffalo sauce as hot or mild as you like it, these are perfect for game day or a snack.
19. Keto Ground Beef Empanadas
These Ground Beef Empanadas are made with a ketogenic and low carb fathead dough then filled with flavorful ground beef.
20. Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash
Aiming to eat more veggies? This Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash recipe packs an entire package of spinach swirled with an easy cheesy cream sauce.
21. Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
This fast and easy Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a filling low carb dinner with big flavor and endless possibilities for customization.
22. Keto Chicken Quesadilla
This Cheesy Gluten Free & Keto Chicken Quesadilla Recipe can be Made in Under 20 Minutes!!! It’s Incredibly Easy to Make and Tastes Just Like a Traditional Mexican Style Quesadilla.
23. Ham and Cheese Keto Stromboli
A great finger food that you can make ahead of time is a stromboli.
24. Quick Keto Chili
I love this Quick Keto Chili Recipe that’s made in the pressure cooker!!
25. Not Really Potato Salad
A low-carb faux “potato” salad made with cauliflower instead of potatoes, perfect for Keto or if you’re just looking to eat less carbs.
26. Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are a totally easy low carb chicken recipe! You can serve them for appetizers, lunch or dinner!
27. Turkey Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
Turkey Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are a crowd-pleasing, five-minute prep appetizer. They have a lot of flavor with only a little bit of effort.
28. Keto Chicken Salad
This 3 Step chicken salad recipe is the perfect cold lunch that will fit into any Keto meal plan.
29. Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Eating the keto way does not been you have to give up your favorite foods! Even though we love wings on keto, I like to change it up a bit with these keto buffalo chicken meatballs!
30. Loaded Pizza Mushroom Caps
These Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are super easy, quick and great fun to make – They’re also PERFECT for the low-carb community among us! Say hello to your new favourite keto meal!
31. Spicy Keto Sausage Balls
One of those foods I love is Keto Sausage Balls because they are so easy to make and full of flavor.
Snacks – Savory/Salty
32. Keto Sour Cream and Chive Crackers
These Deliciously Crunchy Keto Sour Cream and Chive Crackers are Really Easy to Make and Can Be Made In Just Half an Hour. They’re Perfect For Your Favorite Dips, Spreads and Toppings! The Best Part is, You’d Never Even Know They’re Low Carb.
33. Low Carb Keto Bagel Dogs
Low Carb Bagel Dogs or pretzel dogs are easy to make with the Fathead pizza crust recipe. Just wrap, roll, and bake. The perfect low carb or keto lunch, snack, or meal.
34. Keto Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers
Keto Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers are low carb, gluten free, grain free with a paleo option. Mini bell peppers stuffed with taco seasoned ground beef and topped with optional cheese, olives, sour cream or paleo sour cream.
35. Spicy Tuna Salad Pickle Boats
These smoky tuna pickle boats are the perfect keto friendly after school snack, or they even make a great low carb lunch on the go option – no fork required! Not a fan of pickles? You can use small cucumbers instead!
36. Keto Parmesan Pizza Crisps
It’s simple. Baking cheese makes it crispy, and it takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish before you’re scarfing them down. Top it with pepperoni or salami for added flavor.
37. Keto Cheesy Breadsticks
These cheesy breadsticks are keto, low carb and gluten free. They are easy to make and ready in about 30 minutes.
38. Low Carb Cheese Crackers
I don’t think I have ever been this excited about a snack. It was scrumptious! I can’t even compare it to any other cracker I’ve had before. I mean, I really like Cheese Nips and Cheez-Its but these are so much better.
Snacks – Sweet
39. Fudge Fat Bombs
Chocolatey and sweet fat bombs. These Fudge Fat Bombs taste just like a piece of fudge, but without the refined sugar! These fat bombs are simple to prepare, contain minimal carbs, and are a perfect keto-friendly and vegan-compliant option to satiate you between meals and satisfy your sweet tooth!
40. Keto No Bake Energy Bites
If you are on a Ketogenic diet and trying to find some ideas to treat yourself to something delicious and fulfilling I recommend that you give these easy keto no bake energy bites a shot. It’s sugar free and the taste of the orange blossom water in it will make you want to eat more and more, so be aware of that. It’s also full of good fat and fiber which makes it a wonderful dessert for you to have after a meal or as a snack.