20 Easy packed lunches

On the go lunches.

.

What makes a great lunch? Any meal that's hearty, healthy and filling. But often, work schedules keep you away from the kitchen. Instead of settling for fast food (or another boring ham and cheese sandwich), you can create an on-the-go option.

Overview

These eHow UK creations can be made quickly each morning -- without sacrificing your lunchtime needs. Each recipe comes with a step-by-step video, simply click play on the image and enjoy!

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **
  • Any meal that's hearty, healthy and filling.
  • Instead of settling for fast food (or another boring ham and cheese sandwich), you can create an on-the-go option.

Raw salad platter

Tomatoes, carrots, cilantro, lemon, cucumber and chiles. Easy, fast and delicious.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Getty Premium images

Lavash chicken wrap

Lavash wrap, honey mustard, spinach, bell peppers and sliced chicken breast.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Steak BLT

Lean steak, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato on flax seed bread.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Beyond the butty: 10 ways to love bacon

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Chicken pita flatbread

Whole wheat grilled pita, green bell peppers,1/2 grilled chicken breast, tomato and romaine lettuce.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Hummus wrap

Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Quinoa salad

Quinoa, spinach, chick peas, vegetable of your choice, sprinkled with feta cheese.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Mediterranean stuffed tomato

One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Quick chicken pizza

Pre-made pizza crust, chicken breast, 3 tablespoons marinara sauce, spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Lobster, mango and avocado salad

One lobster tail, 1/2 cup mango, 1/2 avocado, lemon and olive oil.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Farmers market salad

Spinach, mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, Persian cucumber, two hard-boiled egg whites and 10 raw almonds.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Vegan sandwich

Sprouted whole grain bread, five olive oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, one slice extra-firm tofu, 1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise and spinach.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Mixed veggie medley

Broccoli, squash, corn, spinach and edamame.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Broccoli chicken salad

Two cups baby spinach, one chicken breast, tomatoes and broccoli.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Prawn and basil pizza

Gluten free pizza crust, 10 boiled prawns, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, one sliced orange bell pepper, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup basil.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Not so by the sea burrito

One tortilla,1/2 sliced red pepper, 1 tablespoon light cream cheese, 1 cup spinach and crab.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Grilled chicken and courgette

Leftovers from the night before make this lunch easy. Grilled chicken breast and courgette to go.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Open faced spinach omelette

Four egg whites, 1 cup spinach, and 2 tablespoons feta cheese.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Spinach and egg soup

One egg whisked, one can low sodium chicken broth and 1 cup of spinach.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Grilled chicken wrap

Whole wheat tortilla, one grilled chicken breast, lettuce and sprinkle of light shredded cheese.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

Whole wheat pasta primavera

Whole wheat pasta, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and olive oil.

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

Related: Click to play video

  • Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
  • Related: Click to play video One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
  • **

.

×