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Healthy packed lunch recipes

100 Recipes
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Forget soggy sandwiches and let our healthy recipes inspire you to make tastier packed lunches – from salads to soups, they'll get you looking forward to lunchtime

Want more inspiration? Check out our child and adult-friendly lunchbox ideas for easy, on-the-go meals that will keep you satisfied until dinner.

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  • Chicken with Spanish-style butter beans

    Chicken with Spanish-style butter beans

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Stuck for lunchbox inspiration? Try this healthy chicken and butterbean salad, which will fill you up for the afternoon and deliver four of your 5-a-day

  • Caesar pitta served on a board

    Caesar pitta

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Pack a pitta with chicken, salad and homemade Caesar dressing for an easy lunch. It takes just 10 minutes from prep to plate and it's healthy too

  • Giant couscous salad with charred veg & tangy pesto on a yellow serving platter

    Giant couscous salad with charred veg & tangy pesto

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    The beetroot here is rich in folate, iron, manganese and potassium and a chemical called betalain, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Beetroot is also rich in nitrates, which may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance

  • Roasted veg & couscous salad

    Roasted veg & couscous salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.36 ratings

    Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet

  • Vegan kale pesto pasta served on a plate

    Vegan kale pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.16 ratings

    Whizz up kale, pumpkin seeds, basil and garlic to make this easy kale pesto. It's perfect stirred through wholemeal spaghetti for a healthy vegan meal

  • Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad served in tupperware

    Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 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

  • A bowl of lentil salad with tahini dressing

    Lentil salad with tahini dressing

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.31 ratings

    Pack four of your 5-a-day into each portion of this healthy lentil and sweet potato salad, which provides calcium, iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre.

  • Salad bowl with chicken and hummus

    Quick chicken hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

    Make our healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl for a delicious budget lunch option. It can be thrown together in just 10 minutes and delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Two slices of Bombay potato frittata

    Bombay potato frittata

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 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

  • Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    Eat the rainbow with our simple, healthy, veggie wrap. This olive and veg sandwich makes an easy vegan, low-calorie lunch option to eat al-desko

  • Smoky beef stew

    Smoky beef stew

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches

  • Sesame chicken noodles

    Sesame chicken noodles

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.7 ratings

    Forget soggy lunchbox sandwiches and whip up a tasty and healthy chicken and noodle salad for lunch using our pre-made roast chicken recipe

  • 2 rice salads in containers

    Meal prep: rice

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Eat well at work with two lunchboxes made from the same rice base – one with tuna, the other with feta and beetroot. They're gluten-free and high in protein

  • Coronation chicken salad

    Coronation chicken salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up this healthy and filling coronation chicken salad for a packed lunch in just five minutes using our roast chicken cooked beforehand to save time

  • Asian chicken salad

    Healthy chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

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

  • Butternut squash salad

    Butternut squash salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.33 ratings

    Get a whopping 4 of your 5-a-day with this superhealthy salad, why not make extra for your lunchbox too

  • Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    A new take on the classic salad Niçoise. This lean salad is bulked out by storecupboard cannellini beans and flavoured with dill and lemon

  • A large plate of chicken shawarma salad

    Chicken shawarma salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Serve a bright salad to feed a crowd. It can also be made with leftover cold chicken, and is robust enough to transport without wilting – perfect for picnics

  • Sunshine Cobb salad

    Sunshine Cobb salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Pack 4 of your 5-a-day into your lunchbox with this healthy black bean, egg and prawn salad with a sweet chilli and lime dressing

  • Chicken taco salad

    Chicken taco salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    A crunchy chicken salad that's zesty, healthy and 4 of your 5-a-day. Try this for variety in your teenager's lunchbox or take it to work

  • Lemon & coriander hummus

    Lemon & coriander hummus

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.30 ratings

    Hummus is so easy to make and beats shop-bought varieties every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch

  • Hearty mushroom soup

    Hearty mushroom soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.75 ratings

    A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that's a good source of folic acid

  • A serving plate with healthy Turkish meatloaf and a salad served alongside

    Healthy Turkish meatloaf

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Serve this lamb meatloaf and salad at a summer picnic or packed up for lunch. It's tasty and healthy too, delivering all five of your five-a-day

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