Soups are easy to make it batches, roasted vegetables make a meal with giant couscous and puy lentils make salads a more substantial option. If you can't always make your own packed lunch, think more carefully about what you buy and pick the healthiest option there is, then customise it with extra fruit and vegetables, like the addition of sliced avocado or a sweet potato you can pop in a microwave.
This fabulous puy lentil salad with roasted vegetables and goats' cheese recipe (pictured) is packed with antioxidants, iron and calcium. The key is to plan ahead and throw your ingredients together in a tupperware the night before.
For something a little less ordinary, why not try our Vietnamese charred pork baguette with pickled veg – it’s great if you’ve had a barbecue over the weekend and have leftover pork or if you’re feeling super organised, why not make the pork the night before so you have a divine lunch ready for the next day.
For a low-carb lunch option, our tuna and three-bean salad is the perfect option as it’s really filling without leaving you feeling weighed down. The same goes for a tuna nicoise salad – the egg and avocado perfectly compliment one another!
Whether you fancy a soup, salad, sandwich or wrap for lunch, prepare healthy dishes to take with you and enjoy on your lunch break so you’re not tempted to buy meals that are packed full of saturated fats and added salt and sugar.
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