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Healthy packed lunch recipes

46 Recipes

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.

Spicy tuna quinoa salad

4.333335

(9 ratings)

Ready-to-eat pouches of grain mean you can have a healthy lunch in minutes - mix with veg and sustainable fish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Turkey & spring onion wraps

4.333335

(6 ratings)

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

Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

3.5

(2 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...
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Green club sandwich

4.666665

(15 ratings)

This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Amalfi salads

4.2

(5 ratings)

Solo salads for a casual help-yourself party
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Curried pork bulgur salad

5

(5 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
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Take a little pot of salsa in your lunchbox to enjoy with vegetable crudités, tortilla chips or pitta bread
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Quinoa tabbouleh

4.333335

(9 ratings)

A superhealthy and substantial salad, quinoa makes a nutritious alternative to pasta and rice
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Minty beetroot, feta & bulgur salad

3.833335

(6 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...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egg Niçoise salad

5

(6 ratings)

A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Wild salmon veggie bowl

4.333335

(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...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Niçoise chicken salad

4.25

(4 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...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy chilli bean soup

4.642855

(28 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
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian summer salad

4.526315

(19 ratings)

Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Spiced parsnip & cauliflower soup

4.2

(15 ratings)

Batch cook this healthy vegetable soup then pack into lunchboxes and freeze - it's spiced with coriander, fennel, turmeric and ginger...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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