Chicken satay salad

Low-calorie lunch recipes

Lunchbox favourites and weekend treats, all under 400 calories.

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
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

An easy pasta salad that makes a tasty addition to any lunchbox. Ideal for kids aged 9 - 12, it also makes up 2 of their 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
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22 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

Give yourself a boost and treat yourself to this low-fat, healthy carrot soup with a swirl of soured cream

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A deep red autumnal soup that's low fat, vegetarian and full of flavour. Beetroot and apple give this soup a subtle sweet flavour, while lentils add protein and bulk

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Grab a pack of courgetti or spiralize your own for a simple vegetarian supper

Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This jar salad trend is a keeper! The dressing stays at the bottom of the container, and the leafy greens remain fresh and crisp until you're ready to serve

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to hummus and great with crudités in a lunchbox or served as a vegan pate as part of a snack selection.

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

Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Savoury scones are a great alternative to burger buns or bagels

45 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy bowl can be made ahead and frozen, ready to be defrosted and used when you need it most

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
24 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat salad is is great for a picnic, lunchbox or even a buffet

15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

No-cook, no-effort, but you won't miss out on flavour with this vibrant supper for two

25 mins
Easy
284 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch.

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The perfect stress-free summer lunch. For a non-veggie option, add a couple of slices of ham

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy soup is the perfect lunchtime meal for kids - satisfying and healthy too

25 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Serve beef meatballs in a tomato casserole with garlic and rosemary and eat with pasta or crusty bread

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

An all round winner - vitamin D, omega 3 and 1 of your 5-a-day, it's even simple to make

15 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this delicious, healthy take on a Peking duck wrap for a speedy snack or tasty lunch.

10 mins
Easy
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