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Low-calorie lunch recipes

26 Recipes

Guilt-free lunches, all under 400 calories.

Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

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(17 ratings)
Rosie Clewlow's vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to houmous and great with crudités in a lunchbox
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Turkey & spring onion wraps

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(3 ratings)
Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey
5 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Butternut squash salad

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(16 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 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Courgette, broccoli & gremolata pasta

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(4 ratings)
Lovely, light and perfect for warmer evenings - use up leftovers in a summery salad
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Carrot & houmous roll-ups

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(6 ratings)
Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Chicken, sweetcorn & noodle soup

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(8 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 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Favourite pasta salad

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(6 ratings)
A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Smoky beef stew

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(14 ratings)
Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches
3 hours and 10 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Roasted veg & couscous salad

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(18 ratings)
Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Prawn sweet chilli noodle salad

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(17 ratings)
This low-fat salad is is great for a picnic, lunchbox or even a buffet
15 minutes
Easy

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(134 ratings)
Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Easy noodle soup

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(3 ratings)
This quick and easy soup is the perfect lunchtime meal for kids - satisfying and healthy too
25 minutes
Easy

Spicy chicken & bean wrap

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(2 ratings)
Use up leftover cooked chicken in this Mexican-style wrap, for an easy, tasty lunch
5 minutes
Easy

Speedy meatball stew

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(30 ratings)
Serve beef meatballs in a tomato casserole with garlic and rosemary and eat with pasta or crusty bread
20 minutes
Easy

Fresh tuna tortillas

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

Hoisin wraps

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(32 ratings)
Make this delicious, healthy take on a Peking duck wrap for a speedy snack or tasty lunch.
10 minutes
Easy

Lemon & coriander houmous

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(17 ratings)
Houmous is so easy to make and beats shop-bought every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch
5 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Storecupboard pasta salad

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(33 ratings)
This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox
5 minutes
Easy

Asian chicken salad

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(14 ratings)
This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too
20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

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(42 ratings)
Healthy, flavour-packed and low-cost, this soup's ideal for taking to work for lunch
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Ham & beetroot salad bowl

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(11 ratings)
A great light lunchtime salad that uses everyday ingredients in a new and interesting way
15 minutes
Easy

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