Lunch

Avocado salad bagel

Avocado salad bagel

This is a tasty and colourful addition to any lunchbox and is ideal to take to school or work. So simple to make and also a great way of getting 2 of your 5-a-day.

Avocado salad sandwich

Avocado salad sandwich

This fresh sandwich is easy to prepare and the combination of the wholegrain bread and fresh vegetables gives it a real crunch

Bacon and sweetcorn baked potato

Bacon and sweetcorn baked potato

Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling.

Bacon and tuna baked potato

Bacon and tuna baked potato

This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling.

Beans and cheese baked potato

Beans and cheese baked potato

This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling.

Cajun chicken wrap

Cajun chicken wrap

If you like a spicier filling, add a pinch of chilli or a dash of tabasco to the tomato mixture for an extra Cajun kick!

 

Caramelized onion, mushroom and cheese quiche

Caramelized onion, mushroom and cheese quiche

A tasty variation on the usual quiche recipe, this lower fat version is a filling dish suitable for family meals

Chicken and avocado salad

Chicken and avocado salad

It can be a meal for the family or is just as useful if you’re entertaining guests and you need something quick yet nutritious.

Cream of mushroom soup

Cream of mushroom soup

This is a hearty and warming soup that is very easy to make – even if you have never cooked before.

Farmhouse veg soup

Farmhouse veg soup

This wonderful soup will keep you warm and full and can be counted as one of your 5 a day!

Green chicken salad

Green chicken salad

Don’t be put off by all the raw vegetables in here – they really go well together and it is good to realise that not all salads have to be about tomatoes and lettuce.

Green pea soup

Green pea soup

This soup has lovely flavours through the combination of fresh mint and lean bacon.

Gregory's tortilla

Gregory's tortilla

Eggs are a great choice to make a quick, easy and nutritious lunch.

Grilled chicken and salad sandwich

Grilled chicken and salad sandwich

Quick and easy lunchbox filler, suitable for the whole family.

Ham, cheese and tomato tortilla

Ham, cheese and tomato tortilla

Ham, cheese and tomato sambos are an old favourite but can be a bit boring. Give them a new lease of life with this recipe.

Herb couscous

Herb couscous

This middle eastern dish is a great addition to any BBQ.

Homemade vegetable soup

Homemade vegetable soup

Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet but also taste fantastic, especially when made into soup. This soup is very easy to make – even if you have never cooked.

Hummus and salad wrap

Hummus and salad wrap

With something sweet for after...

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

A quick family meal everyone will love. This macaroni cheese is packed full of calcium

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

This soup is a great way to add vegetables to your kid’s diet and because it’s got potatoes and pasta in it, it’s as filling as most dinners.

Omelette

Omelette

Busy lifestyles mean we don’t always have time to cook from scratch. Omelettes are a very quick meal to make and are very healthy, especially if you take care to include lots of vegetables.

Orange and carrot soup

Orange and carrot soup

A tasty orange, carrot and ginger soup just the thing to add a bit of zest to your day!

Peas and rice

Peas and rice

This dish is quick and very simple. It uses ingredients found in the cupboard and freezer making it a great option when there’s no time to visit the supermarket

Pea salad with red pepper

Pea salad with red pepper

This salad has a great mix of colours and its strong flavours work really well for a picnic as a side dish.

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup

Want to get the most from your spooky pumpkin? How about use the insides to make this cheap, nutritious pumpkin soup. It is rich in Vitamin A and very tasty too!

Parsnip and apple soup with a Bramley apple salsa

Parsnip and apple soup with a Bramley apple salsa

The flavour of the faintly sweet parsnips combines with Bramley apples. By roasting the parsnips in the oven before making the soup, it intensifies the flavour.

Red pepper and chickpea soup

Red pepper and chickpea soup

Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet but also taste fantastic, especially when made into soup. This soup is very easy to make – even if you have never cooked.

Savoury minced beef and tomato baked potato

Savoury minced beef and tomato baked potato

This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling.

Scrambled egg on toast

Scrambled egg on toast

Scrambled eggs are high in protein and wholegrain toast provides slow releasing energy, perfect snack for those busy days! This recipe is perfect as a light meal for one.

Spanish omelette

Spanish omelette

Omelettes can make a quick and filling meal, they are very healthy, especially if you take care to include lots of vegetables. Why not try this variation on the traditional omelette?

Spiced pumpkin soup

Spiced pumpkin soup

A really delicious, unusual soup that is smooth and thick.

Spicy scrambled eggs

Spicy scrambled eggs

Eggs are rich in protein as well as being a source of iron. They are also a source of two important antioxidants - lutein and xeathanthin – which help to keep eyes healthy.

Spinach and mandarin salad

Spinach and mandarin salad

A highly nutritious and diverse vegetable, spinach can be served either on its own or mixed with other ingredients to make a savoury entrĂ©e. 

Stuffed tomatoes with green peas

Stuffed tomatoes with green peas

This works well either as a standalone first course or as a side dish with roast meats at a barbeque.

Sweet chilli chicken wrap

Sweet chilli chicken wrap

Tired of your usual lunch routine? Add variety to your lunchtime with this tasty wrap!

Toasted cheese

Toasted cheese

This light meal or snack is loved by all as it is quick, tasty and economical!

Toasted cheese and pickle

Toasted cheese and pickle

This light meal or snack is loved by all as it is quick, tasty and economical!

Toasted cheese and tomato

Toasted cheese and tomato

This light meal or snack is loved by all as it is quick tasty and economical!

Tuna pasta salad

Tuna pasta salad

You might not know it, but pasta is a great salad ingredient, even when it’s cold. It can be prepared the night before.

Tuna salad wrap

Tuna salad wrap

Simple and tasty, this healthy wrap is delicious to enjoy at home or on the go!

Turkey and ham baked potato

Turkey and ham baked potato

This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling.

Turkey and vegetable broth

Turkey and vegetable broth

Great way of using those leftover vegetables and turkey. With thanks to Neven Maguire.

Welsh rarebit

Welsh rarebit

This warm, cheesy delight is a Welsh favourite. It is also known as Welsh rabbit or Caws Pobi in Welsh!

Zesty mixed salad

Zesty mixed salad

Whether it's lettuce and tomato in your favourite lunchtime sandwich or a mixed salad for all the family as part of a picnic, you can give it some extra zest with a squeeze of lemon or lime on top.