Low-GI lunch

Low-GI lunch recipes

27 Recipes

Eat something slow-burning and balanced at lunch.

8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner

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

A superhealthy supper that's perfect for a busy weeknight, try making double the beans and freezing for next time

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

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

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bypass bread croutons and a heavy cream dressing and instead serve up a crispy, fruity salad with shellfish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
283 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
38 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A nourishing spring salad, ready in minutes

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
75 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A quick, healthy side dish you can make with storecupboard ingredients

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A great gluten-free alternative to pasta. Look out for wheat-free soba noodles too

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
74 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that's a good source of folic acid

1 hr
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant Vietnamese-style seafood salad with coriander, carrots and spring onions

15 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this healthy, vibrant, veggie blend cold as a Spanish-style gazpacho or hot as a comforting supper

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
102 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A flavour-packed, unusual salad that's delicious warm or cold - works really well as part of a buffet

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This dish is full of flavour and crunch - guaranteed to perk up that pack of brown rice at the back of the cupboard

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats

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

Low in fat and a great source of iron, this Japanese-inspired meal gets the 'superhealthy' tag

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Black beans make a great salad base - mix them with avocado, tomatoes and coriander Latin American style

22 mins
Easy
Vegan
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