56 healthy lunch recipes

There's so much more to lunch than a sandwich, and these healthy lunch recipes will ensure you have a variety of low cal options to see you through the week.

Healthy lunch recipes
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Bored of the same old sandwich for lunch? Come on over and try one of our delicious healthy lunch recipes. From Spanish tortillas to salad jars, taco bowls to griddled courgette and feta - tuck into something different instead.

There's so much more to lunch than a sandwich, and these healthy lunch recipes will ensure you have a variety of low cal healthy lunch ideas and options to see you through the week.

Find healthy lunch ideas that can be made at home before you head off to work or lunch recipes that you can be really organised with and prepare the night before for you to take into work the next day. These healthy lunch recipes will give you plenty of healthy eating inspiration, including healthy homemade soups, filling salads and tasty wraps as well as portable pasta recipes.

And most of these lunch recipes are so yummy that they're child-friendly too! So you can have a proper meal prep session and get lunch ready for the whole family, without having to deal with a load of different ingredients for fussy eaters!

Healthy lunch ideas: What lunch recipes are on the menu?

Lunch times can be hard when you're trying to be healthy. It's important to have a satisfying meal so you're not tempted to snack, but it can be hard to avoid calorie- and fat-laden favourites unless you make your own lunch. If you have to take lunch with you to work you'll love these packed lunch ideas too.

There are plenty of easy ways to keep your lunch healthy. You can opt for filling salads, experiment with different grains such as couscous or quinoa, or load up on vegetables.

Our healthy lunch recipes will make sure you're healthy not hungry. Each recipe is designed to be filling to get you through the day without reaching for unhealthy snacks. These healthy lunch ideas include ingredients will help you feel fuller for longer - and away from the biscuit jar in the afternoon!

Find a new healthy lunch idea by scrolling through our collection of over 50 different (but equally delicious) delicious lunch recipes...

Quorn lunch bowl

Quorn lunch bowl

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161 calories/2g fat per portion

Quorn is much lower in fat and in calories than meat which makes it the perfect healthy option for lunch. Mixed with tender beans and soft spinach leaves, this soup recipe is only 161 calories per serving and takes just 20 mins to make.

Get the recipe: Quorn lunch bowl

Mediterranean layered sandwiches

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First on the list are these mouth-watering Mediterranean layered sandwiches. They're so easy to make and work out at only 337 calories per serving. The whole family will love tucking into these tasty sarnies come lunch time!

Get the recipe: Mediterranean layered sandwich

Healthy lunch recipes

Healthy lunch recipes

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432 calories/9g fat per portion

Our flatbread salad is much more exciting than a traditional salad and yet it's still low in cals! It's packed with superfoods like broccoli and spinach and only takes 5 minutes of cooking!

Get the recipe: Flatbread salad

Indian spiced rosti and ‘fried' egg

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Indian spiced rosti with an egg is so easy to make in just 25 minutes and you won't believe how light and low in calories it is. It's only 150 calories! This is best for a quick fix lunch for one at home, as it's best served immediately.

Get the recipe: Indian spiced rosti and 'fried' egg

Butternut squash and spinach tortilla

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This Weight Watchers' butternut squash and spinach tortilla only takes 30 mins to make and is bursting with flavour. Semi-skimmed milk and Dijon mustard makes this tortilla extra creamy and the butternut squash not only counts towards your 5-a-day - it's very tasty too!

Get the recipe: Butternut squash and spinach tortilla

Vegan quinoa salad with asparagus and toasted nuts

Vegan quinoa salad with asparagus and toasted nuts

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This simple salad combines high-protein quinoa with fresh asparagus, rich toasted nuts, and a flavour-packed dressing to make it that bit more special.

Get the recipe: Vegan quinoa salad with asparagus and toasted nuts

Homemade salad jars

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These homemade salad jars are so simple to make and perfect for lunch on the go. Packed with avocado, tomato and mozzarella, these jars are bursting with flavour as well as being super healthy.

Get the recipe: Homemade salad jars

Chicken taco bowls

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Chicken taco bowls are a fantasic way to use up leftover chicken, which is transformed into a whole new meal with fresh herbs, lime juice and spicy ketchup. The best bit? They're only 288 calories!

Get the recipe: Chicken taco bowls

Fish burger wraps

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Fish burger wraps are so tasty, with white fish bundled into a wrap with lettuce, pickles and a little lemon and tartare sauce. Using wraps instead of burger buns cuts the carbs, but still lets all those lovely flavours come together.

Get the recipe: Fish burger wraps

Wholewheat spaghetti with roasted veg

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Pasta is a quick and easy fix for lunch, which you can easily make at home or bring into work and reheat. This wholewheat spaghetti recipe with aubergine and fresh herbs is delicious and better for you.

Get the recipe: Wholewheat spaghetti with roasted veg

Beef mint and mango tabbouleh

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This healthy and extra tasty beef mint and mango tabbouleh combines bulgar wheat and strips of sirloin steak with fresh herbs, zesty lime and mango. It only takes 15 mins to make and is full of fresh flavours. Bulgar wheat is similar to couscous and is a quick and healthy alternative to pasta or potatoes.

Get the recipe: Beef mint and mango tabbouleh

Crispy avocado wedges

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This veg-packed take on fajitas is much better for you and filled with the superfood of the moment, avocado, as you've probably never tried it before. You're going to love it.

Get the recipe: Crispy avocado wedges

Ratatouille omelette

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Pack your omelettes full of healthy veg with this ratatouille omelette. Fry up your veg, this recipe uses aubergine, courgette and peppers but you can use whatever you've got in the fridge, and add to your omelette mix to make it extra healthy. The protein of the eggs will give you an energy boost mid-afternoon too.

Get the recipe: Ratatouille omelette

Chicken, tomato and peach couscous salad