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

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  • Vegetables on platter with hummus in bowl

    Avocado hummus & crudités

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

    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

  • Tortillas topped with chicken skewers and tzatziki on a blue table

    Chicken skewers with tzatziki

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • Apple & penne slaw with walnuts

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    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

  • Easy falafels

    Easy healthy falafels

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.14 ratings

    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

  • A salad with griddled chicken and peaches

    Minty griddled chicken & peach salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Healthy wholemeal wraps topped with pea hummus, vegetables and feta

    Wholemeal wraps with minty pea hummus & beetroot

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    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.

  • Basic curried roast chickpeas

    Basic curried roast chickpeas

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 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

  • Four bowls with a grain mix of bulgur and quinoa with various toppings

    Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • A plate of salad with potatoes, lettuce, peas and green beans topped with eggs

    Summer egg salad with basil & peas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    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

  • slaw in bowl with napkin

    Easy vegan slaw

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta served in tupperware

    Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Lemon & yogurt chicken served on a flatbread

    Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    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

  • Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad served on a plate

    Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Spring tabbouleh salad on a white plate

    Spring tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.15 ratings

    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

  • 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

  • Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 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

  • A plate of chicken satay with sliced cucumber and sweet chilli dip

    Nutty chicken satay strips

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.149 ratings

    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

  • Pastry-less pork pie

    Pastry-less pork pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Barley & bulgur chopped herb salad

    Barley & bulgur chopped herb salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Roasted cauli-broc bowl with tahini hummus 2016

    Roasted cauli-broc bowl with tahini hummus

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Falafel Scotch eggs

    Falafel Scotch eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

    Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

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