Salads in lunchboxes

Meal prep recipes

Cook in advance for the week ahead. We have recipes for freezable soups, big-batch family meals and simple lunch ideas from salads to protein pots. 

17 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Make three lunchbox pasta meals in one go to save you time midweek. They're nutritious and healthy with variations using salmon, chicken and aubergine

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
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10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of our healthy veg mix, then serve three ways- with feta, as pictured, with jacket potatoes, or in stuffed peppers

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
64 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Batch cook a vegetable soup when you have a seasonal bounty and you'll always have a healthy meal in the freezer

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make the chicken base for this recipe and freeze it so that you can cook this creamy chicken and sweetcorn soup in just 20 minutes during a busy week

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Freeze the mince base so you can have this chilli on the table in minutes during a busy week. The kids can have fun packing their own tortillas

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of Quorn mince for this easy veggie bolognese that's low in fat and calories. Cook a large batch ahead and freeze for easy family dinners

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these mini veggie shepherd's pies ahead and freeze them for a nutritious family supper when you're pushed for time. They contain three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These easy vegan breakfast muffins with muesli and pecans are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing in batches for a quick morning snack

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
113 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a tasty protein fix after a workout, or a lunch that will fill you up? Try a tuna and egg Niçoise pot, delivering 30g of protein per portion

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These protein pots feature steak with a tasty Japanese twist served with wholegrain rice and a zing of sushi ginger. Rustle them up in less than 20 minutes

19 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
102 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
62 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox

5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A crisp, short pastry base and a pancetta, cherry tomato and parmesan filling make these perfectly portable tartlets ideal for picnics and summer days out

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy vegan ragu base and turn it into a variety of meals, like warming lasagne, mouth-watering moussaka or a hearty bolognese

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use a whole chicken to make a big batch of family-friendly chicken soup. Treat the recipe as a base and add your choice of veg, or bulk it up with grains

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
91 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cook a big batch of this filling spiced lentil and squash soup and freeze the leftovers for a speedy supper another day. It's healthy and low in fat

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Try these healthy Italian-inspired mozzarella, pepper and aubergine calzones for a working lunch, or pack up and eat outdoors on a warm day

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Try a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad with a tangy, veggie yogurt-based dressing, plus apples, walnuts and chickpeas. It's a healthy, low-calorie lunch option that provides 3 of your 5-a-day

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This quick lunch option contains 3 of your 5-a-day and makes great fuel for exercise. Homemade wraps are easy to make and are much tastier than shop-bought.

16 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of this stew at the weekend, then chill or freeze it in portions for easy midweek lunches. See our different toppings to keep it interesting

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
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