5 Healthy Lunch Ideas for When You Can't Face Another Pret Sandwich

It's a common tale: 1 p.m. rolls around, and while in a dream world, we would log off our laptops, take a leisurely stroll through the park and pick up a gourmet salad from that fancy (read pricey) new deli along the way, what actually happens is quite different. At best, it involves a mad dash to Pret to pick up the same sandwich you've had for approximately the past 476 working days, and at worst, you'll drag out that sorry-looking granola bar that's been knocking around at the back of your desk drawer for months. As we all know, refuelling via a healthy, nutritious and ultimately satisfying lunch can be the difference between a hellish or productive afternoon.

The answer: Bring your own. But because nothing is less appetising than a soggy sandwich, squished by the contents of your handbag, we've found five healthy lunch ideas that will make your midday meal so much more interesting. Good news: They take barely any prep at all.

Keep scrolling and you'll find a whole week's worth of lunch inspiration…

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