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Healthy packed lunch recipes

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Forget soggy sandwiches and let our healthy recipes inspire you to make tastier packed lunches. From salads to soups, you'll be looking forward to lunchtime.

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  • Chicken with Spanish-style butter beans

    Chicken with Spanish-style butter beans

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wasabi chicken rice salad served in a bowl

    Wasabi chicken rice salad

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Use leftover chicken to make this easy rice bowl for lunch. With a punchy wasabi, lime and yogurt dressing, it's full of flavour and healthy too

  • Two slices of Bombay potato frittata

    Bombay potato frittata

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 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

  • 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 3.8 out of 5.9 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

    Asian chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    This easy-to-prepare 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 3.9 out of 5.30 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 4.5 out of 5.11 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

  • Sunshine Cobb salad

    Sunshine Cobb salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 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 5.29 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 3.5 out of 5.14 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

  • Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

    Spiced carrot & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.1163 ratings

    A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

  • Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Stuff wheat-free bread with falafels, hummus, red pepper and rocket leaves for a healthy and filling lunch

  • Prawn & avocado wrap

    Prawn & avocado wrap

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Wrap up something healthy for your lunchbox. This sandwich is flavoured with lime, spring onion and spicy sauce

  • Bean & barley soup

    Bean & barley soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley

  • Spicy Quorn & avocado wraps

    Spicy avocado wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.21 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

  • Veggie wholewheat pot noodle

    Veggie wholewheat pot noodle

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This clever packed lunch is super healthy, with crisp vegetables, wholewheat noodles and a spicy, zingy dressing

  • Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressing

    Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressing

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

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

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