Super Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas

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Today I’m going to share with you some super easy healthy lunch ideas that you can do for yourself or for your kids. Everyone should be eating more fruits and vegetables so this is great for any one of any age.

Making lunch for the kids each day can be a real challenge. There are so many things you want to pack, but things like crunchy carrots, home-made play-doh, and raw fruit can’t go in their lunches. But I’ve found a solution! My super easy healthy lunch ideas will make your life much easier!

Super Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy packed lunch recipes

Forget soggy sandwiches and let our healthy recipes inspire you to make tastier packed lunches. From salads to soups, you’ll be looking forward to lunchtime.

  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.

    Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet

  • Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad

    Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad served in tupperware

    Make this speedy lime prawn cocktail salad as a filling lunch that packs a flavour-punch. It’s tasty, healthy and low in calories

  • Wasabi chicken rice salad

    Wasabi chicken rice salad served in a bowl

    Use leftover chicken to make this easy rice bowl for lunch. With a punchy wasabi, lime and yogurt dressing, it’s full of flavour and healthy too

  • Bombay potato frittata

    Two slices of Bombay potato frittata

    Pack in the flavour with this Indian-inspired frittata. Perfect for a healthy lunch, it’s low in calories and fat and full of nutrients

  • Smoky beef stew

    Smoky beef stew

    Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches

  • Sesame chicken noodles

    Sesame chicken noodles

    Forget soggy lunchbox sandwiches and whip up a tasty and healthy chicken and noodle salad for lunch using our pre-made roast chicken recipe

  • Meal prep: rice

    2 rice salads in containers

    Eat well at work with two lunchboxes made from the same rice base – one with tuna, the other with feta and beetroot. They’re gluten-free and high in protein

  • Coronation chicken salad

    Coronation chicken salad

    Rustle up this healthy and filling coronation chicken salad for a packed lunch in just five minutes using our roast chicken cooked beforehand to save time

  • Healthy chicken salad

    Asian chicken salad

    This easy-to-prepare healthy chicken salad is filled with zingy flavours – the simplified version is great for kids’ lunchboxes too

  • Butternut squash salad

    Butternut squash salad

    Get a whopping 4 of your 5-a-day with this superhealthy salad, why not make extra for your lunchbox too

  • Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5

    A new take on the classic salad Niçoise. This lean salad is bulked out by storecupboard cannellini beans and flavoured with dill and lemon

  • Sunshine Cobb salad

    Sunshine Cobb salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 

    Pack 4 of your 5-a-day into your lunchbox with this healthy black bean, egg and prawn salad with a sweet chilli and lime dressing

  • Chicken taco salad

    Chicken taco salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5

    A crunchy chicken salad that’s zesty, healthy and 4 of your 5-a-day. Try this for variety in your teenager’s lunchbox or take it to work

  • Lemon & coriander hummus

    Lemon & coriander hummus

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 

    Hummus is so easy to make and beats shop-bought varieties every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch

  • Hearty mushroom soup

    Hearty mushroom soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5

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

  • A serving plate with healthy Turkish meatloaf and a salad served alongside

    Healthy Turkish meatloaf

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5

    Serve this lamb meatloaf and salad at a summer picnic or packed up for lunch. It’s tasty and healthy too, delivering all five of your five-a-day

  • Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

    Spiced carrot & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of

    A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It’s ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

  • Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    A star rating of 3.2 out of

    Stuff wheat-free bread with falafels, hummus, red pepper and rocket leaves for a healthy and filling lunch

  • Prawn & avocado wrap

    Prawn & avocado wrap

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 

    Wrap up something healthy for your lunchbox. This sandwich is flavoured with lime, spring onion and spicy sauce

  • Bean & barley soup

    Bean & barley soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out 

    Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley

  • Spicy Quorn & avocado wraps

    Spicy avocado wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5

    Pan-fry vegetarian, chicken-style pieces with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps – cool before assembling if packing for lunch

  • Veggie wholewheat pot noodle

    Veggie wholewheat pot noodle

    A star rating of 3.5 out o

    This clever packed lunch is super healthy, with crisp vegetables, wholewheat noodles and a spicy, zingy dressing

  • Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressing

    Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressing

    A star rating of 4 out o

    A super-green, healthy mix of soya beans, cucumber, avocado and Little Gem lettuce – topped with lean shredded chicken breast

    Top  easy lunch ideas

    Soup

    Lentil soup

    Lentil soup

    This simple lentil soup requires just five ingredients: stock, red lentils, carrots, leeks and a handful of parsley. It’s low in calories and fat, and delivers three of your five-a-day.

    Cauliflower soup

    Cauliflower Soup

    This top-rated cauliflower soup is creamy and comforting, perfect for a midday pick-me-up. It’s delicious topped with parsley and served with crusty bread.

    Rustic vegetable soup

    Saucepan with vegetable soup on table

    This low-fat veggie soup is made with carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, lentils, celery and tomato, to provide you with three of your five-a-day. If you want to bulk up this riot of colour even more, why not try adding borlotti beans or chicken breast? For an injection of wholesome, healthy goodness, look no further.

    Meatball & tomato soup

    Meatball Stew

    Our highly rated meatball & tomato soup is super-filling, with chunky meatballs and giant couscous. Get three of your five-a-day in one serving with this healthy, low-calorie tomato soup.

    Mexican bean soup with guacamole

    MexicanGuacamoleSoup

    This healthy spiced soup is low in calories and fat. It’s a great way to use up storecupboard ingredients like canned tomatoes, beans and bouillon powder.

    Orzo & tomato soup

    orzo soup

    Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy vegetarian family meal is healthy and low in fat.

    Carrot & lentil soup

    carrot soup

    Our five-star carrot & lentil soup is highly rated for a reason. This healthy soup is packed full of iron and low in fat. It’s simple to put together, and can be made in a slow cooker.

    Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche

    Butternut Squash Soup

    Celebrate autumn with this creamy, warming soup. Blend butternut squash with onions, garlic and chilli, then top with a dollop of crème fraîche.

    Curried squash, lentil & coconut

    squash soup

    This vegan soup is loaded with Indian-inspired spices. Get ahead of a busy week by making a large batch and freezing for meals to come.

    Courgette, pea & pesto

    courgette soup

    Another healthy soup, this one is loaded with fibre, vitamin C and folic acid. It’s packed with chunky ingredients, like courgette, cannellini beans and peas.

    Salad

    Lentil salad with tahini dressing

    lentil salad

    Pack four of your five-a-day into each portion of this healthy lentil and sweet potato salad, which provides calcium, iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre.

    Chicken satay salad

    Satay Salad

    This top-rated salad makes for a super-filling lunch on a busy weekday. It’s a healthy dish that’s low in calories and fat, and high in protein.

    Avocado panzanella

    Avocado Salad

    This light vegan salad comes together in just 20 minutes for super-speedy lunch. It’s perfect for a quick working-from-home meal.

    Halloumi with lemony lentils, chickpeas & beets

    Halloumi salad

    This gluten-free salad is a great way to use up storecupboard ingredients. It’s topped with golden-brown halloumi and quick, homemade pickled red onion.

    Epic summer salad

    epic-summer-salad

    Make a big batch of this glorious summer salad to plan for the week ahead. It’s packed with avocado, spinach, black beans, sweetcorn, feta cheese and mango, and topped off with a minty dressing.

    Green goddess chicken salad

    Green Goddess salad

    Treat yourself to this chicken salad – it’s bursting with colours and flavours, including basil, jalapeño and lime. It also boasts four of your five-a-day.

    Guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    Black Bean and Mango Salad

    Get four of your five-a-day with this healthy salad of mango, avocado and beans. It’s a nutritional powerhouse that’s also vegan and gluten-free.

    Tuna, avocado & quinoa salad

    Tuna Salad

    Put canned tuna to work with this storecupboard salad recipe. Combine tuna with filling avocado, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and feta cheese crumbles.

    Crunchy bulgur salad

    Bulgar Salad

    This vibrant summer salad is loaded with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs. Finish with a drizzle of homemade citrus dressing.

    Miso brown rice & broccoli salad

    Prawn salad

    Miso adds an extra-savoury umami flavour to this hearty salad. Use brown rice as a base, and toss with edamame beans, broccoli, spicy prawns and the miso dressing.

    Sandwiches & wraps

    Beetroot, hummus & crispy chickpea sandwich

    BeetPestoSub

    Load up a sub with homemade hummus, beetroot, chickpeas and salad to make this filling vegan sandwich. This colourful sandwich is vegan-friendly for those on a plant-based diet.

    Rice paper wraps

    ricepaper wraps

    Customise these rice paper wraps with whatever fillings you have on hand. Try dipping in a sweet chilli sauce, or make your own satay peanut sauce instead.

    Green club sandwich

    green club sandwich

    You can’t go wrong with a classic sandwich filled with nourishing ingredients. Top wholegrain or rye bread with hummus, avocado, rocket and cherry tomatoes.

    Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

    lettuce wraps

    Try using lettuce in place of a tortilla for a low-carb lunch idea. These high-protein wraps are packed with omega-3-rich tuna, and boast three of your five-a-day.

     HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS FOR WORK | SUPER EASY RECIPES

    1. SHREDDED CHICKEN BOWLS

    Looking for some new healthy dinner ideas to help you eat clean and reach your health and fitness goals? Try these healthy shredded chicken bowls recipe - it’s spicy, delicious, easy to make, gluten free paleo and low carb! Filled with shredded chicken, roasted vegetables and a fresh salad, most of the things for this low carb dinner recipe you can meal prep for the week ahead.

    This recipe is fresh, flavorful and low carb, but in a very healthy way. With some roasted vegetables, cooked shredded chicken and a salad this lunch bowl is satisfying and easy to meal prep. Recipe here.

    2. GARLIC AVOCADO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

    Avocado Garlic Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Serve with a salad for an easy healthy dinner or lunch!

    Use wholegrain bread to make this more nourishing, or if you’re gluten-free/low carb/paleo – use the type of bread that works for you! This recipe is super easy and it’s super tasty – I had it for dinner recently with my tomato cucumber salad and it was perfect. Recipe here.

    3. COCONUT CURRY SHRIMP SOUP

    Easy healthy lunch ideas: shrimp soup recipe

    It’s getting colder and there’s nothing better than warming up with some soup! This one is a spicy, fresh and flavorful coconut curry shrimp soup. It’s low carb and it’s light and just perfect for lunch. I love it with lemon grass in there, but if you don’t have lemon grass, you can also use lime leaves. Love those too! Recipe here.

    4. MEDITERRANEAN SALMON SALAD

    salmMediterranean salmon salad recipe! This veggie-packed healthy salad recipe is the perfect summer dinner idea. Filled with a ton of roasted and fresh vegetables, pan-seared salmon and some feta cheese, this easy low carb recipe is full of flavor, antioxidants and it's just delicious. Also easy to meal prep for the week!

    If you love salmon and the Mediterranean diet, you’ll love this delicious healthy salmon recipe. The ingredients include salmon (I just cooked mine in the air fryer), feta cheese, arugula and roasted peppers. To speed things up, you can definitely make the salmon and the roasted vegetables ahead, as well as wash and chop the fresh vegetables. Recipe here.

    5. 15-MINUTE QUINOA WITH CHICKEN

    Super easy quinoa with chicken recipe - healthy lunch idea for work!

    If you’re like me and cook a bunch of things ahead like quinoa and chicken, you’ll be able to whip this super tasty dish for lunch (or dinner) in no time. Don’t worry if you don’t have quinoa or kale or any of the ingredients – use what you have. For example rice would work instead of quinoa, spinach would work instead of kale, you get the point – empty the fridge and make something delicious using simple ingredients! Recipe here.

    6. THE 5-MINUTE MEDITERRANEAN BOWL

    5-Minute Mediterranean Bowl! Try this healthy lunch meal prep recipe - you prep everything and keep all parts in separate containers in the fridge (except salad - it takes a minute). Arranging this beautiful & easy healthy bowl with quinoa & hummus takes around 5-minutes! It's vegan & gluten-free!

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