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Low-GI lunch recipes

27 Recipes

Eat something slow-burning and balanced at lunch.

Prawn & pink grapefruit noodle salad

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(2 ratings)
Take a healthy Vietnamese approach to salads by using cold vermicelli noodles with a sweet dressing, shellfish, coriander and mint
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Green club sandwich

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(7 ratings)
This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Baked sweet potatoes & beans

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(13 ratings)
A superhealthy supper that's perfect for a busy weeknight, try making double the beans and freezing for next time
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Mediterranean prawn salad

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(1 ratings)
A simple, low-calorie main course salad with seafood, chilli dressing, fennel, rocket and red onion
15 minutes
Easy

Prawn, pomegranate & grapefruit salad

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(0 ratings)
Bypass bread croutons and a heavy cream dressing and instead serve up a crispy, fruity salad with shellfish
20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Tuna rainbow salad

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(1 ratings)
Red, yellow, purple, green - not quite a whole rainbow, but this vibrant salad of tinned fish and veggies comes close
15 minutes
Easy

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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

Courgette, pea & pesto soup

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(24 ratings)
Enjoy this super healthy soup when you want a comforting but low-calorie lunch - rich in fibre, vitamin C and folic acid
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Hot butter bean salad with lemon

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(2 ratings)
A quick, healthy side dish you can make with storecupboard ingredients
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Mexican bean salad

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(22 ratings)
Not one to leave your tummy rumbling, this filling salad really hits the spot and has a spicy kick
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Hearty mushroom soup

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(48 ratings)
A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that's a good source of folic acid
1 hour
Moderately easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Crunchy prawn & noodle salad

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A vibrant Vietnamese-style seafood salad with coriander, carrots and spring onions
15 minutes
Easy

Quick gazpacho

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(9 ratings)
Packed with vitamin C, low fat and counts as four of your five a day – this should be on the menu every week!
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Vietnamese chicken salad

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A no-cook main course salad with all the light, fragrant flavours of Southeast Asia such as peanut, chilli, mint and soy
20 minutes
Easy

Super-green mackerel salad

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(4 ratings)
Green beans, spinach and broccoli make a great base for a healthy lunchbox treat with oily fish and yogurt dressing
20 minutes
Easy

Cauliflower, rice & lentil salad

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This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Brown rice stir-fry with coriander omelette

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(9 ratings)
This dish is full of flavour and crunch - guaranteed to perk up that pack of brown rice at the back of the cupboard
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

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(12 ratings)
This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Miso brown rice & chicken salad

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(6 ratings)
Low in fat and a great source of iron, this Japanese-inspired meal gets the 'superhealthy' tag
45 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Mexican salad with tortilla croutons

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Black beans make a great salad base - mix them with avocado, tomatoes and coriander Latin American style
22 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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