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.
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Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet
Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad
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
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
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
Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches
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
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
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
This easy-to-prepare healthy chicken salad is filled with zingy flavours – the simplified version is great for kids’ lunchboxes too
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that’s a good source of folic acid
Healthy Turkish meatloaf
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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
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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
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Stuff wheat-free bread with falafels, hummus, red pepper and rocket leaves for a healthy and filling lunch
Prawn & avocado wrap
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Wrap up something healthy for your lunchbox. This sandwich is flavoured with lime, spring onion and spicy sauce
Bean & barley soup
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Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley
Spicy avocado wraps
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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
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This clever packed lunch is super healthy, with crisp vegetables, wholewheat noodles and a spicy, zingy dressing
Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressing
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A super-green, healthy mix of soya beans, cucumber, avocado and Little Gem lettuce – topped with lean shredded chicken breast
Top easy lunch ideas
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Lentil salad with tahini dressing
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.