Best Low Carb Lunch Options

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80 Low-Carb Lunch Recipes You Can Eat Guilt-Free

Counting carbs? Do a midday happy dance with tasty lunch recipes that have less than 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

BLT Chicken Salad

Featuring all the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich, this salad is so lovable.

I can prep the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute.

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Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives it unexpected flavor. Even picky eaters love my chicken salads. —Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina

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Cauliflower Soup

Every other cauliflower soup recipe I tried lacked flavor, but this cheesy recipe packs a tasty punch!

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We like it with hot pepper sauce for a little extra kick. —Debbie Ohlhausen, Chilliwack, British Columbia

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Zesty Steak Chili

This full-flavored, medium-hot, Texas-style chili tastes even better the second day.

—Michelle Smith, Running Springs, California

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Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Tomato wedges give this salad a juicy bite. It's a great use of fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden or the farmers market.

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—Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad

This classic is a family favorite from a church cookbook I've had for 40 years.

The bacon adds a fabulous crunch. —Mary Brehm, Cape Coral, Florida

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Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This satisfying soup with a hint of cayenne is brimming with vegetables, chicken and noodles. The recipe is from my father-in-law, but I tweaked it to make it my own.

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—Norma Reynolds, Overland Park, Kansas

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings.

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—Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

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Asparagus-Mushroom Frittata

My Sicilian Aunt Paulina inspired this fluffy frittata. I remember visiting her garden, picking fresh veggies and watching her cook. Her wild asparagus frittata was my favorite.

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—Cindy Esposito, Bloomfield, New Jersey

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Dad's Greek Salad

The heart of a Greek salad recipe is in the olives, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes. Dress it with olive oil and vinegar, then add more olives and cheese. —Arge Salvatori, Little Ferry, New Jersey

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Fontina Asparagus Tart

This lemony tart is loaded with fontina cheese and fresh asparagus.

It's a snap to make but looks really impressive.

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Be advised…your guests will be vying for the last tasty slice. —Heidi Meek, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup

Here's a dish that will warm you up fast.

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It takes just 25 minutes until you can sit down and start sipping on this soup. —Janet Frieman, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Cobb Salad

Made on the fly by Hollywood restaurateur Bob Cobb in 1937, the Cobb salad is a world-famous American dish.

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Here's a fresh take, with all the original appeal and an extra special presentation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Almond Chicken Salad

My mother used to prepare this chicken salad with grapes and almonds for an evening meal during the hot summer months. It's my favorite of my mother's chicken salad recipes.

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You can also serve it as a delicious but quick luncheon or potluck dish. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread.

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli. —Mary Licata, Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Because it looks different than traditional chili, my family was a little hesitant to try this dish at first.

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Thanks to the full, hearty flavor, it's become a real favorite around our house. I like to serve it with warm cornbread. —Jeanette Urbom, Louisburg, Kansas

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family is always happy to see this fruit and veggie salad on the table.

If strawberries aren’t available, substitute mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. —Irene Keller, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Almond Vegetable Stir-Fry

While broccoli florets and chunks of red pepper give these stir-fry vegetables plenty of color, it's the fresh gingerroot, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil that round out the flavor.

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—Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York

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Balsamic Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad recipes are my absolute favorite! This fast, fresh salad is a winner at every get together. It's an easygoing, healthy side dish for kabobs, chicken or anything hot off the grill. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia

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South-of-the-Border Caprese Salad

Plump heirloom tomatoes highlight this garden-fresh showpiece, drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing and sprinkled with cheese.

It's perfect for an outdoor party and so easy to make! —Kathleen Merkley, Layton, Utah

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Cheesy Cream of Asparagus Soup

Kids may not want to try a vegetable soup, but once they spoon up a mouthful of this cheesy variety, the flavor will keep them coming back for more.

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—Muriel Lerdal, Humboldt, Iowa

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Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad

This tomato salad is a summertime must. The standout dressing takes these tasty ingredients to a brand-new level. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Red Pepper Soup

While I don't have scientific proof of it, Red Pepper Soup works for me as a head cold remedy!

It is a good gift to take when visiting a sick friend, too. For a pretty touch, top the soup with grated cheese and parsley.

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We enjoy it with jalapeno cheese buns. You can also serve it with warm garlic bread. —Barb Nelson, Victoria, British Columbia

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Ginger-Sesame Steamed Vegetable Salad

A homage to my father’s Laotian roots, this warm salad is traditionally prepared with baby bok choy, snow peas, peapod shoots and baby mustard greens.

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Just use any seasonal green vegetables you like. —Monnie Norasing, Mansfield, Texas

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Ham Salad

I first made this for a shower...everyone raved about it. Now when I go to a potluck, I take it, and copies of the recipe. —Patricia Reed, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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