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Healthy lunch recipes

65 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.

BBQ rainbow beef salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our Asian-inspired dressing
  • 26 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fresh salmon with Thai noodle salad

4.09091

(11 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

Mexican penne with avocado

4.292685

(123 ratings)

Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It's rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad

0

(0 ratings)

Make this speedy lime prawn cocktail salad as a filling lunch that packs a flavour-punch. It's tasty, healthy and low in calories...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Bombay potato frittata

4.5

(8 ratings)

Pack in the flavour with this Indian-inspired frittata. Perfect for a healthy lunch, it's low in calories and fat and full of nutrients...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup

4.90625

(32 ratings)

Cook a big batch of this filling spiced lentil and squash soup and freeze the leftovers for a speedy supper another day. It's healthy and low in fat...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

4.066665

(15 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

(3 ratings)

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

3.8125

(16 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

Chickpea tagine soup

5

(2 ratings)

Discover the rustic flavours of tagine in a soup. Packed with chickpeas, peppers and kale plus apricots for sweetness, this satisfying soup is super-healthy
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Quinoa tabbouleh

3.733335

(15 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

4.636365

(11 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

4.735295

(34 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

4.70588

(17 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

Herby broccoli & pea soup

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Our vibrant broccoli and pea soup delivers three of your 5-a-day, and is full of nutrients including iron, folate and vitamin C
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.766665

(30 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

4.23256

(86 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

Curried spinach & lentil soup

4.75

(4 ratings)

Pack in the nutrients and the flavour with our curried spinach and lentil soup. It's full of iron and vitamin C and is served with a cashew chutney topping...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

4.31746

(63 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

4.61111

(18 ratings)

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

Lunchbox snacks

4.52941

(17 ratings)

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

Asian chicken salad

4.6

(30 ratings)

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

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