Looking to add more leafy greens to your diet? Use up a head of lettuce before it starts going brown with our easy recipes. Make a hearty sandwich or healthy salad for a quick meal, plus see the best wrap fillings.
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Little Gem lettuce is the star of this classic salad. You can add a softly boiled egg, a few crispy bacon rashers or some sundried tomatoes to this dish, if you like.
These pork and lemongrass meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes and under 300 calories but are packed full of flavour. The pickled cucumber helps to keep the flavours fresh and the lettuce cups keep it healthy.
Make the most of Little Gem lettuces in this gluten-free salad. It would be great served with a crispy skinned, soft-in-the-middle baked potato.
Use up left-over roast chicken to make this classic that’s as great as a filling for sarnies and jacket potatoes as it is for spooning into crisp lettuce leaves or over salads.
A classic French-style salad, piled high with baby potatoes, red onion, eggs, Little Gem lettuce, olives, tuna and capers. Serve with a tangy honey-mustard dressing.
A vegetarian’s dream, this mile-high burger is stuffed with paprika-spiced sweet potato patties, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.
Coat chicken pieces with jerk seasoning and cook over a hot griddle pan for some midweek heat ready in 20 minutes. Serve with a refreshing mango, pepper and sugar snap pea salad.
Upgrade your classic BLT to our ultimate bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with avocado. Make this easy sandwich recipe for a quick midweek lunch for two.
Burrata is a creamier mozzarella with a lovely, luxurious texture. This Butter lettuce with burrata and caper dressing is a great, simple way to use it.
Make this classic lunch favourite vegetarian by replacing the chicken with chickpeas. Refreshing, crunchy and full of flavour, this easy salad recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.
This fresh, crunchy salad, topped with soft hunks of salmon, is finished off perfectly with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing.
Check out this impressive vegan sandwich recipe. This MBLT makes an easy vegan alternative to the British BLT sandwich using shiitake mushroom ‘bacon’. Plus, it’s low in calories, too.
This recipe for teriyaki mackerel, pineapple and rice lettuce wraps is easy to make and full of fresh Asian flavours.
Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is not only healthy and good for your gut but its distinct flavour lifts this simple salad with crisp potatoes and salty ham.
Check out our quick and easy prawn aguachile salad recipe. Aguachile’means ‘chilli water’ in Spanish, referring to the fiery dressing. Traditionally, raw prawns would be used but we’ve used cooked here to cut down on time.
Salty halloumi makes a satisfying vegetarian wrap filling. Serve with a fresh and bright salad for a quick, nutritious midweek meal.
Check out these vibrant vegan Mexican salad bowls. This quick and easy recipe is fresh and has just the right amount of spice and zing – ready in 20 minutes.
Our quick and easy grilled caesar salad, is a great light evening meal. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and gluten-free, plus it comes in at under 500 calories.
Substitute floury wraps for lettuce leaves for a flavour-packed, low-calorie lunch.
This recipe takes the textures and flavours of a larb salad (usually made with minced chicken or pork) but gives it a veggie twist with cauliflower and some red chilli thrown in for an extra kick of flavour. You can also swap the fish sauce for soy to make it vegan, if you like.
This recipe comes from Chinese chef Larkin Cen, and is served at his Bristol restaurant Woky Ko: Kaiju. Try it as a fancy BBQ side or as part of an Asian-inspired feast.
Make our chopped chicken, avocado and tomato salad with plenty of crunchy veg. It has under 400 calories and is ready in 15 minutes, so ideal for a healthy midweek meal.
A lovely Asian-inspired canapé that’s not too spicy, but is wonderfully aromatic with a lemongrass and coriander marinade for the chicken. Let everyone put together the lettuce parcels themselves.
We’ve used Tracklements chilli and chorizo jam in this low-calorie meal idea – it works perfectly by giving a smoky kick to creamy, salty feta.
Check out this simple roast chicken salad recipe with creamy yogurt onion dressing and crunchy croutons. Plus, it’s low in calories, too.