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Kid-Friendly Keto/Low-Carb School Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms | Easy Recipes | 2023

It almost that time again mommas! As a busy mom myself, I know the struggle of trying to prepare delicious and nutritious school lunches that fit the keto/low-carb lifestyle while keeping our little ones happy. But fear not! I’ve got your back with a collection of easy and kid-approved lunch ideas that are both healthy and low in carbs. Let’s dive right in:

🍱 Lunchbox 1: “Mini Pizzas on Zucchini Slices”

  • Spread a thin layer of sugar-free tomato sauce on zucchini slices.
  • Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and kid-friendly toppings like mini pepperoni or diced bell peppers.
  • Pop them in the oven until the cheese is melty and bubbly.
  • Pack them with a side of sliced cucumbers and a few berries for a balanced lunch.

🍱 Lunchbox 2: “Cheesy Ham Roll-Ups”

  • Lay out slices of deli ham or turkey.
  • Spread a layer of cream cheese on each slice.
  • Place a pickle or cucumber stick on one end and roll the ham/turkey around it.
  • Secure with toothpicks and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add some cherry tomatoes and a handful of sliced almonds for a satisfying crunch.

🍱 Lunchbox 3: “Chicken Avocado Salad Wraps”

  • Dice cooked chicken breast and mix it with mashed avocado, a sprinkle of lime juice, and a dash of salt.
  • Roll the chicken avocado mixture in a low-carb tortilla or romaine leaf lettuce.
  • Slice into pinwheels and add a side of carrot sticks and a few cubes of cheese.

🍱 Lunchbox 4: “Cauliflower ‘Mac’ & Cheese”

  • Steam cauliflower florets until tender-crisp.
  • Toss them in a creamy cheese sauce made with heavy cream and cheddar cheese.
  • Sprinkle with a little bacon!
  • Add a handful of snap peas or broccoli florets and a few blackberries for a well-rounded meal.
  • Add homemade ranch dressing for dipping.

🍱 Lunchbox 5: “Egg Salad Bento Box”

  • Hard-boil some eggs and chop them up.
  • Mix with mayonnaise, mustard, and a touch of dill for extra flavor.
  • Include cucumber slices, celery sticks, and bell pepper strips for dipping.
  • Add a few strawberries for a sweet treat.
  • If your kiddo doesn’t like egg salad just cut two to three hard boiled eggs in half and sprinkle with Pink Himalayan salt instead.

🍱 Lunchbox 6: “Tuna Cucumber Boats”

  • Mix canned tuna with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Scoop the tuna mixture into cucumber halves, creating “boats.”
  • Toss in some cherry tomatoes or cheese cubes and a handful of mixed nuts for a satisfying lunch.

🍱 Lunchbox 7: “Salami and Cheese Kabobs”

  • Cut salami and cheese into bite-sized cubes.
  • Thread them onto toothpicks.
  • Add some carrots and strawberries for a colorful meal.

🍱 Lunchbox 8: “Crispy Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

  • Prepare crispy baked chicken tenders using almond flour and your favorite seasonings.
  • Place the chicken tenders inside large lettuce leaves, like romaine or iceberg, and add sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve with a side of sugar-free dipping sauce, such as ranch or a homemade Greek yogurt-based dressing.

🍱 Lunchbox 9: “Broccoli Cheddar Bites”

  • Mix steamed and finely chopped broccoli with eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and a dash of garlic powder.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased mini muffin tin and bake until golden and set.
  • Pack these tasty broccoli cheddar bites with a handful of blueberries and some sugar-free dark chocolate for dessert.

🍱 Lunchbox 10: “Zoodle Chicken Alfredo”

  • Spiralize zucchini to create “zoodles” (zucchini noodles).
  • Cook and shred some chicken breast, then mix it with a creamy Alfredo sauce made from heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Toss the zoodles in the Alfredo sauce and pack with a side of sliced bell peppers and a few olives for extra flavor.

Remember, moms, the key to keeping your kids excited about their lunches is to add variety and let them have a say in their meals. Always consider your child’s preferences and allergies when preparing their lunchbox. These keto/low-carb lunch ideas will not only make your life easier but also help your little ones stay focused and energized throughout the school day. Happy lunch packing! 😊🎒

Healthy Keto Father’s Day Meals: 10 Kid-Approved Recipes for the Whole Family

As a health-conscious momma with picky kids, I understand the importance of celebrating Father’s Day with delicious yet nourishing meals. This Father’s Day, let’s show our love and appreciation by preparing a memorable keto feast that will delight Dad and keep the whole family on track.. Here are 10 mouthwatering and kid-approved keto meal ideas that will make Father’s Day extra special.

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  1. Grilled Ribeye Steak: Dad deserves the best, and nothing beats a perfectly grilled ribeye steak. Seasoned with a blend of herbs, salt, and pepper, this tender and juicy steak will be a delightful centerpiece for your Father’s Day celebration.
  2. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp: Indulge Dad’s taste buds with a platter of lemon garlic butter shrimp. The succulent shrimp, cooked in a luscious buttery sauce infused with zesty lemon and aromatic garlic, will be a hit with the whole family. Serve it alongside a vibrant salad or cauliflower rice.
  3. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast: Elevate ordinary chicken breast by wrapping it in crispy bacon and stuffing it with a mixture of spinach, cream cheese, and herbs. This dish is incredibly flavorful and satisfying.
  4. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa: Impress Dad with a grilled salmon fillet topped with a refreshing avocado salsa. The combination of tender salmon and the creamy avocado salsa bursting with tangy flavors will make this dish a standout on Father’s Day.
  5. Keto BBQ Ribs: Treat Dad to tender and flavorful keto BBQ ribs that are sure to satisfy his cravings. Slow-cooked to perfection and slathered with a homemade low-carb BBQ sauce, these fall-off-the-bone ribs will have everyone asking for seconds.
  6. Steak Salad: Create a wholesome and hearty steak salad by layering a bed of mixed greens with slices of grilled steak, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle it with a delicious keto-friendly dressing for a satisfying meal.
  7. Garlic Butter Herb Roasted Chicken: Roast a whole chicken with a fragrant blend of garlic, butter, and herbs. The result is a succulent and flavorful chicken that will be a crowd-pleaser at your Father’s Day gathering. Pair it with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
  8. Zucchini Noodle Carbonara: Enjoy a keto-friendly twist on classic carbonara by substituting zucchini noodles for pasta. Toss the noodles in a creamy sauce made from eggs, parmesan cheese, and crispy bacon. It’s a wholesome and comforting dish that even the kids will adore.
  9. Grilled Pork Chops with Herb Butter: Grill thick-cut pork chops seasoned with a medley of herbs, and top them off with a dollop of herb butter. This simple yet flavorful dish will satisfy Dad’s cravings while keeping it healthy and keto-friendly.
  10. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry: Whip up a quick and nutritious beef and broccoli stir-fry that the whole family will love. Sauté thinly sliced beef with crisp broccoli florets in a savory stir-fry sauce. Serve it over cauliflower rice for a low-carb twist.

This Father’s Day, celebrate with a healthy and delicious keto meal that Dad and the whole family will enjoy. From mouthwatering steaks and seafood to comforting chicken and pork dishes, these recipes will make Father’s Day memorable while staying true to your keto lifestyle. Let’s show our love through wholesome food, creating lasting memories around the dinner table. Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!

Keto Waffles – A Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Option

If you’re on the keto diet, breakfast can become a bit mundane. Many traditional breakfast items are off-limits because they are loaded with carbs, leaving you with few delicious options for your first meal of the day if you choose to eat breakfast. Fortunately, if you’re looking for a tasty and keto-friendly breakfast option, you don’t have to look any further than keto waffles! Keto waffles are an excellent breakfast choice for any keto dieter.

Why Keto Waffles?
Keto waffles offer several benefits that make them an ideal breakfast food for anyone following the ketogenic diet. For example, they provide a good source of energy to start your day; they’re high in protein, which helps keep you full longer; and they contain healthy fats to fuel your body and brain. They can be made in a pinch, with minimal effort — perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends!

Making Keto Waffles
Making keto waffles is surprisingly easy — all you need is a low-carb flour alternative like almond flour, coconut flour, eggs, and butter or keto-friendly oil. Simply mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a thick batter, spray your waffle iron with oil, and then pour it in. Cook until golden brown, about two minutes per side depending on how hot your iron gets. Voila! Delicious homemade keto waffles in no time at all.

Toppings & Variations
You can enjoy your keto waffles as-is or top them off with some delicious toppings like sugar-free syrup, fresh berries, almond butter, or whipped cream. You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg or even add protein powder to the batter before cooking. The possibilities are endless!

Keto waffles are an excellent way to start off your morning right while still following the keto diet basics. They’re easy to make and packed with protein and healthy fats that will provide you with sustained energy throughout the day without compromising flavor or texture. So if you’re looking for a tasty breakfast option that won’t kick you out of ketosis – try making some keto waffles today! It’s sure to become one of your new favorite breakfasts!

Check out the recipe below.


2 Large Eggs

4 Tbsp Butter, Melted

⅓ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

¾ Cup Almond Flour

2 Tbsp Keto Sweetener (Lakanto is our favorite)

½ Teaspoon Baking Powder

Add wet ingredients to a blender, once blended then add dry ingredients. Blend together for a few minutes on high. The longer the batter is blended the fluffier your waffles will be. Pour batter onto greased waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. For toppings, place heavy whipping cream and mixed berries in a pan on the stovetop until warm. Pour over waffles and enjoy!

Keto NO OatMeal

Keto No’atmeal is surprisingly easy to make and so healthy for you. At this point in the pregnancy game (26 weeks!) I am in need of some quick, healthy breakfast ideas. Flaxseed and Chia Seeds are nutrient-dense foods that have amazing benefits for your body (See graphics below).

There are so many variations of this recipe so I kept it simple and you can add in any other tasty ideas you might have.

NO’atmeal Recipe:

2 Tbsp Ground Flax
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2 C any keto-friendly milk, I use unsweetened Almond Milk carrageenan-free
Toppings or add-ins of your choice (some ideas: cinnamon, berries, Lakanto Monk Fruit Maple Syrup– use our link for 20% off)


Heat everything in a saucepan on the stove until it simmers mixing constantly.
Remove from heat and add in your desired toppings. Enjoy right away or some prefer to let it sit in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day.

Other yummy ways to enjoy 👇

Keto Hemp Seed Oatmeal


No Oat Oatmeal

Keto Beef Stew

Meal prep? We got you covered! This is an awesome fall/winter dish to prepare for freezing and toss in whenever you see fit. Throw it in the slow cooker the night before and have a warm and hearty meal for the next few days. Can’t go wrong with Keto Beef Stew and who wouldn’t want to save time by having this prepped and ready for the crock pot or instant pot?

Here’s the recipe

Label and Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 1/2 of a white onion, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 bundle of radishes, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • bundle of cilantro, chopped (add as much or as little as you like)
  • 12 oz. package sliced mushrooms
  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 16 oz. Kettle and Fire Beef Broth or Organic Beef Broth
  • Spices: 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon oregano. ** Add any yummy seasonings you’d like.
  • Optional: a small amount of diced organic carrots

To Cook:  Dump defrosted contents in a slow cooker along with broth and cook covered for 8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve hot for a tasty comfort meal. Enjoy!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream-Cheese Muffins

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream-Cheese Muffins are one of my favorite fall keto desserts! Hope you enjoy! 

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe


2 cups almond flour
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
⅛ ginger
⅛ cinnamon
3 tbsp. grass fed butter
3 large eggs
½ cup Lakanto Monk Fruit keto sweetener (20% off using our code!!)  

¾ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. butter


For the cream cheese filling:

  1. Beat cream cheese with keto sweetener, heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until smooth. Set aside.
For the muffins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. 
  3. In another bowl, mix butter, sweetener, eggs and pumpkin until smooth.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  5. Grease muffins tins or place paper liners in the tins if you have them.
  6. Spoon the pumpkin mixture into the cups about 2/3 of the way up. Make a “well” in the mixture, pushing the mixture around the sides. A small spoon works great.
  7. Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into your “well” in the muffin mixture. Top with more batter to cover the cream cheese mixture and smooth over if needed.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top of the muffin is firm.
  9. Remove from oven and enjoy the warmth of Thanksgiving in your mouth. Store in the refrigerator.

Low Carb Taco Soup

This taco soup screams fall and comfort low-carb keto food! It was surprisingly delicious! What I love most about it is that I didn’t have to stand over the stove cooking. Just toss it all in the crockpot and when finished, top with some of your favorite full-fat keto options. I call that a win!

Simmering in the crock-pot

5-6 chicken breasts
1 small onion diced
half diced green bell pepper
splash of v8 juice
1 pack full-fat cream cheese
1 can Rotel
1 tsp minced garlic
1 packet of taco seasoning (make it more keto friendly with this recipe)
1 tsp Better Than Bouillon (sub chicken broth if you prefer and just omit the cup of water below)
1 cup of water

Additional Optional Toppings: sour cream, avocado, cilantro for an extra zing!

Throw all ingredients in the crock-pot and cook for 6-8 hours on high or until chicken shreds easily and is cooked thoroughly. Scoop a big bowl, top with your favorite full-fat toppings like avocado and sour cream, and enjoy!

Easy Keto/Low Carb Crock Pot Meals
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Keto Taco Casserole
Women’s Health Keto CrockPot Recipes
Crockpot Crustless Pizza
Keto Crockpot Recipes

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip

This low-carb recipe is super easy and tasty for a rushed weeknight meal or game day. This has just the right amount of kick, is fully fat loaded, and has that crunch everyone misses on keto. 


  • 3 Cups Shredded Chicken(cooked) 
  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 3/4 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Jalapenos


Step 1. (Preheat oven to 350 degrees). Heat a medium sized pot on low to medium heat. Add cream cheese and hot sauce and stir consistently to mix.
Step 2. Once combined stir in the ranch dressing and shredded chicken.
Step 3. Next, add in mozzarella cheese and stir until melted and fully combined.
Step 4. After mixture has a smooth consistency and is well combined, transfer mixture to an 8×8 baking dish.
Step 5. Place in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes until sizzling and well mixed.
Step 6. Serve warm and enjoy with celery sticks, cauliflower, or our favorite keto chips.

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Create your own Everything But the Bagel Seasoning with this easy recipe. Change it up however you like. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and store it in a sealed jar. Voila, save yourself some money with buying the spice pre-mixed and create your own. This stuff lasts a while and is so easy and versatile. Put everything but the bagel seasoning on Low Carb Bagels, Keto Baked Avocado Eggs, Low Carb Everything Crackers.

2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 1/2 tbsp dried minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp Mrs. Dash garlic and herb
2 tbsp sea salt

Mix all spices in a bowl and pour into a glass storage container or sealed jar. Enjoy on any recipe you wanna make extra delicious!

🥑Keto Baked Avocado Eggs🥑

If you are looking for a simple, full-fat keto breakfast idea, look no further.
Baked avocado eggs for the win! This meal will leave you feeling full and help you jumpstart your day.

1 medium avocado
2 large organic eggs
Dash of pink Himalayan salt
Dash of pepper
2-3 tbls shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice avocado in half, leaving the outer shell.
  3. Scoop out a little bit of the center flesh, making room for the egg. Place the avocado into a glass baking dish.
  4. Pour egg into small bowl, scoop out the yolk and place into the center of the avocado. Scoop additional egg white and fill the center of the avocado. Repeat for the additional avocado half.
  5. Sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt and pepper.
  6. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parmesan or other cheese. Return to the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  8. Remove, let cool, and enjoy.


Check out these other great keto breakfast ideas:
Keto Eggs and Avocado

Keto Paleo Breakfast Ideas

Keto Breakfast Ideas from Delish

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