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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. 

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  • 3 pasta lunches in containers

    Meal prep: pasta

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Big-batch bolognese

    Big-batch bolognese

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.57 ratings

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

  • For-the-freezer ratatouille

    For-the-freezer ratatouille

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Courgette & tomato soup

    Courgette & tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.67 ratings

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

  • A pan serving chicken & sweetcorn soup

    Creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • A dish serving smoky black bean chilli

    Smoky black bean chilli

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Vegetarian bolognese served on a plate

    Vegetarian bolognese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.49 ratings

    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

  • A mini lentil shepherd’s pie served in a small casserole dish

    Mini lentil shepherd’s pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.25 ratings

    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

  • Vegan breakfast muffins

    Vegan breakfast muffins

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 ratings

    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

  • Italian vegetable soup

    Italian vegetable soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.116 ratings

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

  • A glass jar filled with tuna Niçoise

    Tuna Niçoise protein pot

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • A glass bowl serving steak, broccoli & rice

    Steak & broccoli protein pots

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • John's vegan shepherd's pie 2016

    Vegan shepherd's pie

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.116 ratings

    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

  • Storecupboard pasta salad

    Storecupboard pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.62 ratings

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

  • Roasted tomato & pancetta mini quiches on a tray

    Picnic quiches

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Tomato and lentil ragu in saucepan

    Vegan ragu

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Chicken soup served in bowls

    Big-batch chicken soup

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Four bowls with a grain mix of bulgur and quinoa with various toppings

    Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup served in bowls

    Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.108 ratings

    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

  • Mozzarella, pepper & aubergine calzone on a chopping board

    Mozzarella, pepper & aubergine calzone

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Apple & penne slaw with walnuts

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    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

  • Healthy wholemeal wraps topped with pea hummus, vegetables and feta

    Wholemeal wraps with minty pea hummus & beetroot

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    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.

  • Tomato, pepper & bean one pot with our sweet & spicy topping

    Tomato, pepper & bean one pot

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.24 ratings

    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

  • Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta served in tupperware

    Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

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