Making Lunch

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With more of us at home during the day, you might be wondering what to have for lunch. We’ve chosen a selection of tasty lunch ideas which use ingredients from the fridge and cupboards, and make lunchtime a little more interesting


These recipes all come stamped with our Good Health logo, so you know you’re adding a nutrition boost at lunchtime


Who doesn’t love things on toast or in a wrap? These recipes make a delicious change from your standard cheese and pickle or ham salad sandwich

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Got a little more time on your hands? Treat yourself to something a little different. These recipes are ideal for a weekend lunch

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Hot smoked salmon tart with lemon & watercress

This looks special but is actually very simple to make. Top crisp puff pastry with a creamy mascarpone sauce and layer over salmon and watercress

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Lamb and harissa sausage rolls

Few things compare with a homemade sausage roll still warm and crisp from the oven. For a twist on the classic, these are flavoured with lamb and aromatic herbs and spices

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Partner & food editor Silvana Franco makes a giant loaf to take on picnics, filled with a selection of fillings so everyone is happy

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Vietnamese spring rolls

These are delicious with a dipping sauce for a light lunch. You can add all sorts of ingredients to the filling, including tofu, cooked prawns or chicken

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Poke-style prawn and avocado bowls

This traditional Hawaiian way of preparing seafood is all the rage right now. You’ll usually find raw tuna tossed in the soy dressing, but we think prawns work just as well

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Perfect for busy days, these lovely lunches are ready in 20 minutes or under


Use these recipes more as a guide, swapping out the ingredients you don't have to something similar you do

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Waste not...

Salad leaves or celery looking a little sad? Try plunging into ice-cold water for 15-20 minutes, before draining to bring back to life. Later, wilt the last of your salad greens in a little olive oil or butter with garlic to have as a side dish.

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