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Looking to cut back on carbs at lunchtime? See our easy recipes with 20g of carbs or less, including fresh salads, warming soups and filling quiches. Please note that serving suggestions are not included for low-carb recipes.

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  • 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

  • Celery soup in bowl topped with celery leaves, with spoons and bread

    Celery soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.198 ratings

    Cook up a batch of fresh, low-calorie celery soup for a healthy and filling veggie lunch or supper. Serve with chunks of crusty bread

  • A group of easy egg muffins

    Easy egg muffins

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.27 ratings

    Make these mini egg muffins for an easy breakfast or lunch with the kids. Add chopped ham, bacon or smoked salmon, if you fancy

  • Garden salmon salad served on a plate

    Garden salmon salad

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Choose a lighter lunch with this easy, no-cook salmon salad packed with courgettes, peas, pea shoots and radishes. It's healthy and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

  • Cauliflower soup in two bowls

    Cauliflower soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.66 ratings

    Throw together this comforting and creamy cauliflower soup for lunch or a light supper. It's perfect topped with parsley and served with crusty bread

  • Baked salmon served with broccoli and a slice of lemon

    Baked salmon

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Get all the goodness of omega-3 with easy baked salmon for lunch or supper. It's super versatile and makes a great partner for salads, veggies and pasta

  • Crust-less quiche in baking parchment

    Easy crustless quiche

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make a simple crustless quiche to cut out the faff of making pastry. It's packed with cheese, smoky pancetta and green veg for a lovely lunch or picnic dish

  • Chipotle gazpacho in two bowls

    Chipotle gazpacho

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Liven up your lunch with this easy, no-cook chipotle gazpacho soup. It's not only delicious but healthy too, delivering three of your 5-a-day and packed with vitamin C

  • A plate of cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    Cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.43 ratings

    If you're looking for a healthy lunch bursting with the colours and flavours of summer, this delicious cod, avocado and mango salad is low in fat and calories

  • Avocado & black bean eggs in a bowl

    Avocado & black bean eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.43 ratings

    Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.81 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Smoky tomato, chipotle & charred corn soup in three bowls

    Smoky tomato, chipotle & charred corn soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.11 ratings

    Dig out the chipotle paste and make this punchy smoky tomato, chipotle and charred sweetcorn soup. An easy midweek meal, you can freeze any leftovers

  • BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate

    BBQ rainbow beef salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our Asian-inspired dressing

  • Mushroom soup served with parsley topping

    Mushroom soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.177 ratings

    Make the most of mushrooms with this comforting mushroom soup recipe made with cream, onions and garlic. Serve for lunch or as a starter with crusty bread

  • Peanut butter chicken

    Peanut butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.294 ratings

    The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch

  • Barbecued bavette steak & tomato salad served on a plate

    Barbecued bavette steak & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Barbecue bavette steak and drape over Tom's simple tomato, red onion and feta salad. It makes a lovely lunch or light supper in summertime

  • Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 ratings

    A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper

  • 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

  • Seared tuna & cucumber salad served on a plate

    Seared tuna & cucumber salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    This Asian-inspired sharing salad is topped with flavour-packed marinated tuna steaks – great for lunch or a light dinner

  • Cashew curry

    Cashew curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.65 ratings

    This easy low-carb lunch is packed with iron rich veggies, crunchy cashews and chicken. Serve with your favourite steamed greens and a scattering of coriander

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