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High protein lunch recipes

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

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  • A bowl serving salmon and Thai noodle salad with chopsticks alongside

    Fresh salmon with Thai noodle salad

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.18 ratings

    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

  • A glass bowl serving Indian chicken protein pots

    Indian chicken protein pots

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 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

  • A plate serving Egyptian egg salad with a knife and fork on the side

    Egyptian egg salad

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Chicken satay salad

    Chicken satay salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.161 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

  • 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

  • A glass jar filled with tuna Niçoise

    Tuna Niçoise protein pot

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 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

  • Moroccan chickpea soup

    Moroccan chickpea soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.300 ratings

    Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

  • A glass bowl serving steak, broccoli & rice

    Steak & broccoli protein pots

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 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

  • Spicy Cajun chicken quinoa

    Spicy Cajun chicken quinoa

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.178 ratings

    Protein-packed quinoa makes this midweek meal a superhealthy option

  • Spinach & pepper frittata

    Spinach & pepper frittata

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.16 ratings

    A balanced, omelette-like dish of protein-rich eggs baked with cheese, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and spinach

  • Skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette

    Skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.19 ratings

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

  • Mussels in red pesto

    Mussels in red pesto

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Mussels are full of omega-3, iron and protein - try yours cooked in red pesto and wine

  • Wild salmon veggie bowl

    Wild salmon veggie bowl

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 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

  • Red lentil & chorizo soup

    Red lentil & chorizo soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.111 ratings

    Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage

  • Warm roasted squash and puy lentil salad

    Warm roasted squash and puy lentil salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.28 ratings

    This fresh and vibrant salad makes use of tinned lentils, a storecupboard staple. The result is filling, low-fat and contains all of your five-a-day

  • 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

  • A runner bean tortilla in a pan alongside a bowl of salad

    Runner bean tortilla with tomato salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Low-fat turkey bolognese

    Low-fat turkey bolognese

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.45 ratings

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

  • Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

    Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.45 ratings

    Quinoa, a protein-rich seed, makes a great substitute for rice or couscous

  • Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

    Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.87 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

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