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8 healthy and simple-to-make lunches you can bring to work

Say goodbye to chicken rolls, baby.

MADE A VOW to bring your lunch to work with you in 2015? Sick of visiting the local deli for disappointing rolls?

Here are some recipes for delicious, healthy lunches for you to try this year.

1. Lentil wraps

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Not only are lentils good for you, they’re also incredibly versatile and dirt cheap. Lentil wraps are an easy-to-make healthy lunch that won’t leave you suffering from hunger pangs. There are several variations to try as well. (Seriously: just Google “lentil wrap recipe”.)

Recipe here.

2. Avocado, lettuce and tomato sandwich (ALT)

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The vegetarian alternative to the beloved BLT. The health benefits of avocados are well-known at this stage, so why not give it a go? (Stick a rasher in if you’re feeling cheeky.)

Recipe here

3. Vegan chickpea ‘tuna’ sandwich

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A delicious vegan alternative to tuna sandwiches. Just take chickpeas and mash them with celery, onion, pickle and mayonnaise, et voilà. You’ve got a delicious sandwich/salad ingredient.

Recipe here.

4. Grilled chicken veggie bowls

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Do this recipe right and you can cook sort your meals out for one week. Two birds, one stone, etc.

Recipe here.

5. Minestrone soup


As well as packed with loads of good stuff, minestrone soup provides nourishment for the soul, particularly at this time of year.

Not only is it relatively easy to make, it also keeps for ages meaning you can just refill your tupperware soup container every morning and head merrily off to work. Sorted.

Recipe here.

6. Chicken and hummus wraps

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Just think of it as a lovely alternative to the chicken roll. Can be served with any amount of vegetables, but more importantly loads and loads of hummus.

*dreams of hummus*

Recipe here.

7. Kale and quinoa pilaf

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We know you’re sick to death of hearing about kale and quinoa, but there’s a reason people big both foods up. This salad combines the two, as well as pine nuts and goat’s cheese. (We think it might make you a better person, too.)

Recipe here.

8. Two-pea pesto chicken salad

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This salad is amazingly simple to make. All you need is a roast chicken (hello, Tesco), peas, pesto and natural yoghurt. Mix it all up together and you’re sorted for a few days anyway. Also goes nicely on crackers, Ryvita, etc.

Recipe here.

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