Pot of avocado houmous with vegetable crudités

Healthy picnic recipes

Pack your hamper with lighter, summery treats, from low-fat salads to healthier scotch eggs and sandwiches.

5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get all five of your 5-a-day with this healthy, low-calorie, vegan recipe that works as lunch or a starter. Enjoy deliciously creamy hummus made with avocado

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love these chicken skewers hot off the griddle for a quick supper, or pack them in wraps with green salad and tzatziki to take on a picnic

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Try a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad with a tangy, veggie yogurt-based dressing, plus apples, walnuts and chickpeas. It's a healthy, low-calorie lunch option that provides 3 of your 5-a-day

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Pair John Torode's easy falafels with soft flatbreads, well-spiced humous and crunchy pickles for a magnificent meze of a lunch, or a shareable starter

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This colourful salad supplies lean protein and is packed with nutrients including vitamins C and E. It's also low-calorie and provides all 5 of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This quick lunch option contains 3 of your 5-a-day and makes great fuel for exercise. Homemade wraps are easy to make and are much tastier than shop-bought.

16 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Avoid the 3pm sugar crash with these healthy curried roast chickpeas that make a perfect snack. You can use the recipe as a base to make other snacks too

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy falafels for lunch, served with cauliflower tabbouleh and an avocado, pea and feta smash. Super healthy, it delivers all five of your five-a-day

58 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple dairy-free veggie slaw that's perfect for barbecues and summer picnics. Put it together in minutes and shake with our mustardy dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple, budget, spring salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your midweek meal. This easy vegan dish also makes great leftover lunches

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
11 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
113 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you're peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Thin slices of courgette encase a meaty minced pork filling to make this healthy, low-calorie pie - a lovely light option for a picnic

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
Healthy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, fibre-rich grain salad that counts as 2 of your 5-a-day. Mint, dill and parsley, along with onions, garlic and cloves make this a winning side dish

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simple quinoa bowl you can put together in 10 minutes and enjoy al-desko. It's vegan, healthy and gluten-free

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas

55 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Potato salad is a creamy barbecue classic - leave the skin on the potatoes and add chopped pickles and celery for texture and crunch

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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