Fresh salmon and Thai noodle salad in a bowl

Healthy lunch recipes

52 Recipes

From vibrant salads and hearty soups to veg-packed wraps, we've got plenty of healthy lunch ideas to keep your midday eating on the right track.

Fresh salmon with Thai noodle salad

4.4

(5 ratings)

Ideal for a quick midweek meal, whip up this nutritious salmon and noodle salad in just 20 minutes. The balance of protein and carbs make it super satisfying
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Garlicky mushroom penne

3.088235

(34 ratings)

Add protein to a vegan pasta dish by using a low-fat hummus in the sauce. With the mushrooms and wholemeal penne, you have a healthy and filling dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

3.6

(5 ratings)

Liven up a tomato soup with a few easy and tasty additions, including a spoonful of ricotta. It's classic comfort food and also a low-calorie, healthy option...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

4

(1 rating)

Make these nifty wraps with avocado mayo as a great low-carb, high-protein lunch. They're packed with omega-3-rich tuna and boast three of your five-a-day...
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Meal prep: pasta

3.42857

(7 ratings)

Make three lunchbox pasta meals in one go to save you time midweek. They're nutritious and healthy with variations using salmon, chicken and aubergine...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Quinoa tabbouleh

3.9

(10 ratings)

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

4.625

(8 ratings)

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

4.88889

(9 ratings)

This healthy burrito bowl is chock full of veggies and greens, perfect for a filling lunch. This is one vegetarian meal that tastes just as good as it looks
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy avocado wraps

4.615385

(13 ratings)

Pan-fry vegetarian, chicken-style pieces with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps - cool before assembling if packing for lunch
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.708335

(24 ratings)

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Red lentil & carrot soup

4.132075

(53 ratings)

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

4.348835

(43 ratings)

Pan-fry lean chicken breast with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps. Cool before assembling if packing for lunch
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken soba noodles

3.545455

(11 ratings)

Quick and easy to prepare, whether you're packing them up for work or grabbing a bite at home
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Green club sandwich

4.615385

(13 ratings)

This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lunchbox snacks

4.625

(16 ratings)

Keep hunger pangs at bay with these healthy, yummy lunchbox nibbles
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Asian chicken salad

4.583335

(24 ratings)

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

Storecupboard pasta salad

4.31915

(47 ratings)

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

Melon & crunchy bran pots

4.466665

(15 ratings)

Not just for breakfast, this healthy pot of yoghurt, fruit and seeds is a real mid-afternoon hunger booster and ready in 10 minutes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

4.64

(25 ratings)

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

Smoked salmon & avocado sushi

4.363635

(11 ratings)

Fancy making sushi at home? This simple recipe makes 32 healthy little bites, ideal for lunch or served as canapés
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Prawn layered salad

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Solo suppers can still be a treat with this fast but flavour-packed recipe
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Help-yourself tuna rice salad

4.35821

(67 ratings)

Ideal for busy households, this hearty salad keeps well in the fridge for up to three days, ready to be spooned into a bowl whenever you're peckish...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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