So you’ve decided to give the ketogenic diet a whirl. (Good job.) But unless you want to eat spinach salad every day, you’re going to need some lunch inspiration. Voilà: 30 quick and easy keto lunch ideas that definitely aren’t “diet” food. Cheeseburgers, anyone?

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1. Cauliflower Fried Rice

When in doubt, put an egg on it.

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Two Sleevers

2. Low Carb Thai Curry Soup

You won't miss your average chicken soup after trying this.

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Wholesome Yum

3. Buffalo Chicken Soup

Perfect for the cold months—or all year round!

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Hey Keto Mama

4. Keto Jalapeno Popper Soup

Take your taste buds on a wild ride.

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Wholesome Yum

5. Sausage and Peppers

This just takes a few minutes to prep, and the slow cooker does all the work.

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6. Beef Barbacoa

This is the kind of melt-in-your-mouth beef we dream of.

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7. Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula

The next best thing to a trip to New Orleans.

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8. Keto White Chicken Chili

About a billion times better than takeout.

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9. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Sorry, tortillas, you’ve been replaced.

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10. Chipotle Healthy Keto Pulled Pork

Pulled pork makes everything better—just serve it on lettuce instead of a bun.

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11. Slow-Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

Serve this keto-friendly dish with a side of cauliflower rice.

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12. Zoodle Stir-Fry

It's flavorful and filling, and it comes together in no time.

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Life Made Sweeter

13. Low-Carb Chicken Fajita Salad

If you must have salad, do it like this.

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The Defined Dish

14. Five-Ingredient Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Eating keto doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. Case in point? This five-ingredient miracle dinner.

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15. Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Eat your heart out, Panera. You won't even miss the potatoes.

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Related: 10 Keto Wines for When You’re Going Low-Carb

The Defined Dish

16. Salsa Verde Shredded Beef Bowls

This Mexican-inspired bowl will keep you full and satisfied without any cheese or sour cream.

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17. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Crisp fall evenings call for an autumnal soup—just skip the maple syrup so it's keto-friendly.

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18. Low Carb Pho with Zoodles

Cool if we make this every week?

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Well Plated

19. Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

For a hearty and cozy dinner, we give you this sausage-stuffed acorn squash with mushrooms and apples.

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20. Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Psst: Save the leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast hash.

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21. Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken with Rainbow Veggies

A hearty dinner for the whole family and no dishes to do? We can’t believe it.

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22. Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice

This creamy, decadent sauce looks like it’s loaded with dairy. The secret ingredient? Coconut milk.

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23. Crispy Prosciutto-Wrapped Cauliflower Bites

They’re basically inside-out pigs in a blanket, but totally keto!

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24. Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

When the carb cravings hit, cauliflower is here to sub in for potatoes! And yes, it works.

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25. Cauliflower Tortillas

Call all your keto friends! Taco Tuesday is super low-carb again!

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26. Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Ranch

Just because it’s a keto vegetarian dish doesn’t mean it can’t be totally extra. Enter: Your new favorite condiment, tahini ranch.

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27. Mexian Zucchini Boats

Possibly the easiest dinner you’ll ever make.

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28. Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

When your friends say they don’t understand your keto diet, present them with this masterpiece

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29. Keto Salmon Sushi Bowl

No rice, no problem, try this salmon sushi bowl made with cauliflower rice.

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30. Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

If you're craving comfort food, try this rich and creamy recipe that's made with only seven ingredients.

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Related: 15 Mexican Dishes That Are Surprisingly Keto-Friendly

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