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Lunchbox recipes

44 Recipes

Pack yourself a lunch box to look forward to - use up leftovers from the night before, simmer up some soup, or whip up a quick salad before work

Lunchbox mains

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Satisfying and nutritious lunchbox fillers which take minutes to make
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Favourite pasta salad

4.535715

(7 ratings)

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Green club sandwich

4.704545

(11 ratings)

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

Beetroot & mint dip

5

(1 rating)

A healthy and vibrant dip, flavoured with nigella seeds and cumin to serve with crudites or flatbreads - it works well in lunchboxes too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Chicken tikka wraps

4.4

(5 ratings)

These easy wraps take just 10 minutes to prepare and are a great healthy snack on the run
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Hoisin wraps

4.64865

(37 ratings)

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

Pressed picnic sandwich

5

(4 ratings)

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
  • 28 mins
  • Easy

Mexican bean salad

4.71

(25 ratings)

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

10-minute couscous salad

4.735465

(86 ratings)

This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Deli pasta salad

4.603845

(65 ratings)

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Porkie pie ploughman’s

5

(3 ratings)

It's ambitious to make your own pie with hot water crust pastry, but it makes the perfect addition to a lunch platter with cheese, pickle, salad and bread
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Fruit & spice soda bread

5

(10 ratings)

A traditional Irish loaf that uses bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast - this version is sweetly spiced with fruit and oats
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Versatile veg soup

4.69231

(52 ratings)

A basic soup recipe that can be adapted to whatever needs using up from the fridge
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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