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Healthy packed lunch recipes

49 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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  • Beetroot & mint dip

    Beetroot & mint dip

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    A healthy and vibrant dip, flavoured with nigella seeds and cumin to serve with crudites or flatbreads - it works well in lunchboxes too

  • Pea, mint & chilli dip

    Pea, mint & chilli dip

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    A speedy guacamole-style purée that's ready in minutes and perfect for snacking or lunchboxes

  • Barley couscous & prawn tabbouleh

    Barley couscous & prawn tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Crunchy cucumber and juicy nectarines add a freshness to this high-fibre, healthy lunch - for a veggie version, swap the prawns for cashews or pecans.

  • Chicken, carrot & avocado rolls

    Chicken, carrot & avocado rolls

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Healthy, quick and simple tortilla wraps with shredded chicken, vegetables and salad - perfect for little lunchboxes

  • A plate of broccoli pasta salad with eggs & sunflower seeds

    Broccoli pasta salad with eggs & sunflower seeds

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Pack in protein, carbohydrate and vitamins with this broccoli, pasta and eggs dish, a healthy vegetarian lunch to keep you going on a busy afternoon

  • Potato salad with anchovy & quail’s eggs

    Potato salad with anchovy & quail’s eggs

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    This healthy, satisfying salad makes a tasty packed lunch or light supper with green beans, parsley, chives and lemon

  • Spicy tuna quinoa salad

    Spicy tuna quinoa salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 ratings

    Ready-to-eat pouches of grain mean you can have a healthy lunch in minutes. Mix with veg and sustainable tuna

  • Turkey & spring onion wraps

    Turkey & spring onion wraps

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey

  • Lettuce leaves filled with tuna and avocado mayonnaise

    Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 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

  • Green club sandwich

    Green club sandwich

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • Two bean, potato & tuna salad

    Two bean, potato & tuna salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.19 ratings

    This main course salad is rich in flavour and Vitamin C - great for lunchboxes too

  • Amalfi salads

    Amalfi salads

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Solo salads for a casual help-yourself party

  • A bowl of salsa with oatcakes

    Bean & feta spread with Greek salad salsa & oatcakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    Tuck into a nutrient-packed vegetarian lunch featuring a delicious bean and feta spread and a salsa that makes up three of your five-a-day. Pile those oatcakes high!

  • A lunchbox with curried pork bulgur salad

    Curried pork bulgur salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Liven up leftover pork by combining with bulgur wheat, curry powder, cumin seeds and spring onions to make a salad that is healthy yet packed full of flavour

  • Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

    Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Take a little pot of salsa in your lunchbox to enjoy with vegetable crudités, tortilla chips or pitta bread

  • Quinoa tabbouleh

    Quick quinoa tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    A superhealthy and substantial salad, quinoa makes a nutritious alternative to pasta and rice

  • A jar filled with minty beetroot, feta & bulgur salad

    Minty beetroot, feta & bulgur salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    Mix oranges with beetroot and mint in a vegetarian grain salad that looks as good as it tastes. Made in just 10 minutes, it's a perfect packed lunch

  • Egg Niçoise salad

    Egg Niçoise salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too

  • Wild salmon veggie bowl

    Wild salmon veggie bowl

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Succulent salmon flaked over a bed of healthy vegetables makes a delicious, protein-packed salad that's also low-calorie, gluten-free and rich in beneficial omega-3 fats

  • Niçoise chicken salad

    Niçoise chicken salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    We've given the usual tuna Niçoise a twist by using chicken, for a lean veggie-packed salad that's also rich in fibre, folate, vitamin c, iron and three of your five-a-day

  • Spicy chilli bean soup

    Spicy chilli bean soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.43 ratings

    There's minimal prep time to make this hearty vegetarian stew, which works just as well as an easy dinner or packed in a flask for lunch

  • Indian summer salad

    Indian summer salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 ratings

    Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day

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