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Low-calorie lunch recipes

26 Recipes

Guilt-free lunches, all under 400 calories.

Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

4.592105

(19 ratings)

Rosie Clewlow's vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to houmous and great with crudités in a lunchbox
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey & spring onion wraps

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Butternut squash salad

3.22059

(17 ratings)

Get a whopping 4 of your 5-a-day with this superhealthy salad, why not make extra for your lunchbox too
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Carrot & houmous roll-ups

4.125

(8 ratings)

Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Chicken, sweetcorn & noodle soup

4.325

(10 ratings)

This superhealthy bowl can be made ahead and frozen, ready to be defrosted and used when you need it most
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Favourite pasta salad

4.535715

(7 ratings)

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky beef stew

3.691175

(17 ratings)

Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted veg & couscous salad

4.3125

(24 ratings)

Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Sweet potato & lentil soup

4.730185

(164 ratings)

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy noodle soup

3.714285

(7 ratings)

This quick and easy soup is the perfect lunchtime meal for kids - satisfying and healthy too
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Speedy meatball stew

4.25

(33 ratings)

Serve beef meatballs in a tomato casserole with garlic and rosemary and eat with pasta or crusty bread
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Fresh tuna tortillas

4.375

(2 ratings)

An all round winner - vitamin D, omega 3 and 1 of your 5-a-day, it's even simple to make
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Hoisin wraps

4.63889

(36 ratings)

Make this delicious, healthy take on a Peking duck wrap for a speedy snack or tasty lunch.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & coriander houmous

4.25

(21 ratings)

Houmous is so easy to make and beats shop-bought every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Storecupboard pasta salad

4.31579

(38 ratings)

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Asian chicken salad

4.367645

(17 ratings)

This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Ham & beetroot salad bowl

4.77778

(18 ratings)

A great light lunchtime salad that uses everyday ingredients in a new and interesting way
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

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