Salmon and noodle salad in a bowl with chopsticks

High protein lunch recipes

33 Recipes

Try our healthy, protein-packed lunch ideas from soups and salads to burgers and omelettes, including chicken, fish, meat and vegetarian options.

Fresh salmon with Thai noodle salad

3.75

(1 rating)

Ideal for a quick midweek meal, whip up this nutritious salmon and noodle salad in just 20 minutes. The balance of protein and carbs make it super satisfying
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Indian chicken protein pots

0

(0 ratings)

Use leftover chicken or buy it ready-cooked for these speedy protein pots. The chicken is combined with spiced lentils and tomatoes and topped with tzatziki
  • 11 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egyptian egg salad

5

(1 rating)

Give salad a shake-up with an Egyptian-inspired recipe that combines fava beans with egg and the rich flavours of tahini, garlic, lemon and cumin
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken satay salad

4.51923

(13 ratings)

Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

0

(0 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

Tuna Niçoise protein pot

4

(2 ratings)

Looking for a tasty protein fix after a workout, or a lunch that will fill you up? Try a tuna and egg Niçoise pot, delivering 30g of protein per portion
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan chickpea soup

4.569565

(230 ratings)

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Steak & broccoli protein pots

0

(0 ratings)

These protein pots feature steak with a tasty Japanese twist served with wholegrain rice and a zing of sushi ginger. Rustle them up in less than 20 minutes
  • 19 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spinach & pepper frittata

4.0625

(4 ratings)

A balanced, omelette-like dish of protein-rich eggs baked with cheese, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and spinach
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette

4.857145

(7 ratings)

If you're in need of a protein boost try making this healthy omelette for breakfast, using fewer yolks lowers the cholesterol
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Mussels in red pesto

4.75

(5 ratings)

Mussels are full of omega-3, iron and protein - try yours cooked in red pesto and wine
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Wild salmon veggie bowl

4.166665

(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

Red lentil & chorizo soup

4.5

(38 ratings)

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Warm roasted squash and Puy lentil salad

4.86842

(19 ratings)

This fresh and vibrant salad makes use of tinned lentils, a store cupboard staple. The result is filling, low-fat and contains all of your five-a-day
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Niçoise chicken salad

4.0625

(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

Runner bean tortilla with tomato salad

2

(1 rating)

Swap potatoes for runner beans to make a fresh-tasting, healthy tortilla and serve with a tomato, red onion and basil salad to get three of your five-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Low-fat turkey Bolognese

4.71154

(13 ratings)

Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to reduce the fat content of this classic Italian sauce and serve with wholemeal pasta
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

3.83594

(32 ratings)

Quinoa, a protein-rich seed, makes a great substitute for rice or couscous
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

4.75

(10 ratings)

This quick, fibre-rich veggie supper is filling and good for you too. Chickpeas are a great source of manganese, which is essential for healthy bone structure
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken noodle soup

4.795105

(327 ratings)

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds, too...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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