Salmon and noodle salad in a bowl with chopsticks

High protein lunch recipes

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

13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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
125 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

We've put together the ultimate healthy recipe to ease the symptoms of menopause, packed with calcium, folate and iron

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover chicken breast in this substantial healthy soup. Alternatively, make the recipe vegetarian by topping with chunky, fresh guacamole

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
291 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
169 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Protein-packed quinoa makes this midweek meal a superhealthy option

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

12 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
95 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy supper is packed full of vibrant and fresh ingredients

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
28 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
71 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Lighter than pasta and packed with protein - these meatballs make for a satisfying and superhealthy supper

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
38 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
44 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
76 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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