Beef salad with hand pouring dressing

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.

4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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130 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
42 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
16 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simple quinoa bowl you can put together in 10 minutes and enjoy al-desko. It's vegan, healthy and gluten-free

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
38 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
92 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
67 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

For a low-fat energy lunch try a carbohydrate-heavy baked potato with a light and nutritious filling

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Keep hunger pangs at bay with these healthy, yummy lunchbox nibbles

30 mins
Easy
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