Low-GI lunch

Low-GI lunch recipes

27 Recipes

Eat something slow-burning and balanced at lunch.

Prawn & pink grapefruit noodle salad

4.5

(8 ratings)

Take a healthy Vietnamese approach to salads by using cold vermicelli noodles with a sweet dressing, shellfish, coriander and mint
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Green club sandwich

4.666665

(15 ratings)

This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Baked sweet potatoes & beans

4.086955

(23 ratings)

A superhealthy supper that's perfect for a busy weeknight, try making double the beans and freezing for next time...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mediterranean prawn salad

4

(1 rating)

A simple, low-calorie main course salad with seafood, chilli dressing, fennel, rocket and red onion
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Tuna rainbow salad

5

(4 ratings)

Red, yellow, purple, green - not quite a whole rainbow, but this vibrant salad of tinned fish and veggies comes close
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato & lentil soup

4.73707

(232 ratings)

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Courgette, pea & pesto soup

4.606555

(61 ratings)

Enjoy this super healthy soup when you want a comforting but low-calorie lunch – rich in fibre, vitamin C and folic acid...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican bean salad

4.666665

(27 ratings)

Not one to leave your tummy rumbling, this filling salad really hits the spot and has a spicy kick
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hearty mushroom soup

4.2

(70 ratings)

A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that's a good source of folic acid
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Quick gazpacho

3.636365

(11 ratings)

Packed with vitamin C, low fat and counts as two of your five a day – this should be on the menu every week!...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Vietnamese chicken salad

4.833335

(6 ratings)

A no-cook main course salad with all the light, fragrant flavours of Southeast Asia such as peanut, chilli, mint and soy
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Super-green mackerel salad

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Green beans, spinach and broccoli make a great base for a healthy lunchbox treat with oily fish and yogurt dressing
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cauliflower, rice & lentil salad

3.666665

(3 ratings)

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

4.5

(32 ratings)

This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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