Beef salad with hand pouring dressing

Healthy lunch 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.

32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
61 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
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17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to hummus and great with crudités in a lunchbox or served as a vegan pate as part of a snack selection.

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get three of your five-a-day from this chicken and bacon salad, which can be adapted to use leftover turkey and is packed with protein and vitamins

15 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Solo suppers can still be a treat with this fast but flavour-packed recipe

25 mins
Easy
77 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A nourishing spring salad, ready in minutes

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This can be made as a main-dish salad (great for lunchboxes) or as a side dish for roast lamb

10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Satisfying and nutritious lunchbox fillers which take minutes to make

30 mins
Easy
247 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
76 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Healthy, flavour-packed and low-cost, this soup's ideal for taking to work for lunch

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover chicken or buy it ready-cooked for these speedy protein pots. The chicken is combined with spiced lentils and tomatoes and topped with tzatziki

11 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy soup is the perfect lunchtime meal for kids - satisfying and healthy too

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat soup is packed with storecupboard pulses, healthy grains and North African spice- use cumin, ras el hanout, ginger and cinnamon

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great light lunchtime salad that uses everyday ingredients in a new and interesting way

15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The crunchiness of green beans works particularly well in this salad

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Superhealthy, counts as 2 of 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The combination of sweet, acidic tomatoes with salty, spicy chorizo and tangy sherry vinegar is a match made in heaven

10 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This healthy salad is good with all sorts of dishes, particularly cold or barbecued meats and fish

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Gloriously colourful broad beans with tomatoes and anchovies, perfect with spring lamb

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Bored with the same old sandwich at lunchtime? Try this quick and easy low fat snack

7 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A super-green, healthy mix of soya beans, cucumber, avocado and Little Gem lettuce - topped with lean shredded chicken breast

8 mins
Easy
Healthy
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