Are you looking for more meal ideas for your carnivore meal plan? Then you have come to the right place! Check out my favorite carnivore lunch ideas that are simple to cook and make great leftovers!

Making chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet for a carnivore lunch.

What is the carnivore diet?

The carnivore diet, as the name suggests, is an all-meat diet. Surely, you already knew that as you are coming here for meals, not information, but I do want to point out a few things before we land on the recipes.

There are a few grey areas in this diet, such as certain spices or dairy that are or are not allowed, depending on who you talk to.

Frankly, I don’t care. How strict you are with the diet is up to each person, but take note that most of these recipes include butter, and all of them include various spices.

So, depending on your standards, you may need to make a few adjustments to match your specific carnivore diet.

Additionally, some of these recipes are cooked in onions or mushrooms as a flavor enhancer.

Of course, if others in your household are not tied to this carnivore diet, they are more than welcome to consume the veggies.

Carnivore diet lunch ideas

What I have done here is share my favorite recipes that line up with my personal standards for this diet.

And no, I am not a strict carnivore dieter 100% of the time.

I love bread, vegetables, and sweets. However, this lifestyle intrigues me. And if I play a small role in providing a few carnivore lunch diet ideas, then so be it.

Maybe, just maybe, I’ll scroll back through this post and realize what I am missing out on: the opportunity to eat meat and just meat!

Carnivore lunch ideas

Dry Brine Salmon

Pan-seared salmon is a delicious and nutritious meal that is easy to prepare and is perfect for any occasion.

You will want to set aside a bit of time for the dry brine, but cooking this lovely filet? Just a little salt and a squeeze of lemon is all you’ll need.

Cutting into a piece of salmon with a fork.

Peppery Roast Beef

There is no need to look any further than this peppery beef rump roast. It has all the satisfying flavors and is large enough for a week’s worth of meals at the office.

Strict carnivore dieters, be aware: this is cooked in onions for flavor!

Using a knife to thinly slice rump roast for a carnivore lunch.

Juicy Chicken Breast

This chicken breast recipe is a perfect addition to the carnivore diet. It is packed with high-quality protein and essential nutrients that can help support muscle growth and overall health.

Plus, it’s a simple yet delicious dish that is easy to make and enjoy any day of the week.

Making chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet for a carnivore lunch.

Pork Loin Roast

The pork loin was one recipe that took me a few tries to master. Now, when I make it, this is the only recipe I follow.

I do include a glaze that, while delicious, unfortunately it can only be enjoyed by our lovely family members who chose a lifestyle not wholly revolving around meat.

So, if you are not into cheating yourself, just drizzle the glaze over half the roast before baking! And hey, at least you can enjoy the wafting aromas!

Cutting up a pork loin roast for meal planning lunches.

Lemon Pepper Scallops

You will feel like you are cheating when you bite into these scallops. If anything, start putting money aside so that you can add these not-so-budget-friendly sea scallops to your carnivore meal plan rotation.

And if your significant other is not entirely on board with your newfound menu item, add these scallops to some pasta and white sauce. Trust me, they’ll never question you again.

Fresh cooked scallops with salt and pepper on a white plate.

Butter Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Garlic may not be universally agreed upon as to whether it’s allowed on the carnivore diet, but if you are looking for carnivore meal ideas, there is a reason this healthy little bulb is a must in some instances.

This tenderloin is a favorite carnivore diet meal as it can be made ahead and reheated for meals throughout the week.

Letting a pork tenderloin cool before packing into individual containers for the week's lunches.

Cajun Roasted Chicken

This recipe is the perfect one-pot dish. The whole chicken is cooked in a dutch oven with cajun-style seasonings, which can then be separated into smaller portions for office lunches.

Resting a cajun roast chicken made without vegetables to consume on the carnivore diet.

Stovetop Bratwursts

There are mixed feelings regarding feasting on brats while on the carnivore diet.

If you are considering brats as an option for your carnivore diet lunch, I would say to look at the ingredients carefully.

I know what goes into our brats, mainly because we have them processed at our local butcher, but most packages will have the ingredients listed.

Flipping brats in a cast iron skillet.

Venison Backstrap with a Dry Rub

Who said you can’t enjoy a little wild game with your carnivore diet? No one. You are going to love this recipe here.

It’s packed with delicious flavor and can be personalized to your liking. Trust us, this is the perfect carnivore diet meal.

Delicious thinly sliced venison backstrap resting on a cutting board.

Stovetop Beef Heart

Looking to add some flavor to your cooking? Then beef hearts are the way to go! And here’s a surprising tip: less seasonings actually enhance the taste.

With just 3 simple ingredients, this recipe is ideal for those last-minute meal ideas. Plus, it’s so satisfying that you’ll have delicious leftovers guaranteed.

Beef heart cooked to rare and thinly sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Butter Garlic Ribeye

No one on the carnivore is ever truly satisfied until they have had at least one beef steak. And what better steak to enjoy than a ribeye?

Ok, I get it – everyone has their own steak preferences. So, if you’d rather go for your personal favorite cut, feel free to get creative and use the steak of your choice.

A perfectly seared ribeye resting on a serving plate.

Carnivore meal ideas

Well, this just about wraps up our favorite carnivore diet meals. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it.

If you do end up making one of these carnivore recipes, please let me know which one and how you liked it!

Best of all, you don’t have to be on the carnivore diet to enjoy any one of these recipes. Heck, I’ve made every single recipe in this post, and I am not even on the diet at this moment.

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