Points®-savvy salad builder

We’ve got lunch sorted with scrumptious salads that will tide you over 'til dinnertime.
Published 18 August, 2023

Create a healthy, tasty salad that will keep you feeling full

If you've got a weight loss goal in mind, or simply want to build healthier habits, knowing how to prepare a Points-friendly lunch is a great start.

Simply choose your base, add a protein and top with a simple homemade dressing.

You may even be able to build salads for 0 Points - check out our ZeroPoint™ foods for more info.  

1. Leafy bulk base

  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Baby rocket leaves
  • Mixed salad leaves or any lettuce
  • Shredded baby kale

2. Add vegetables

  • Undressed packaged coleslaw
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Grated carrot
  • Sliced beetroot
  • Sliced celery, cabbage or pepper
  • Roasted carrot, beetroot, aubergine, courgette, tomato, onion or parsnip

  • Chargrilled vegetables in brine (such as peppers and aubergine)

  • Cooked green beans, broccolini, broccoli, asparagus or sugar snap peas

3. Layer the legumes

  • Canned legumes rinsed and drained (brown lentils, chickpeas, red kidney beans, black beans)
  • Cooked frozen edamame or broad beans
  • Canned or cooked frozen corn
  • Cooked frozen green peas

4. Choose a protein

Amount: 100g-150g in total per meal

  • 1-2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Canned tuna in springwater, drained
  • Cooked skinless lean chicken breast fillet
  • Cooked skinless lean turkey steaks
  • Cooked firm tofu
  • Cooked prawn
  • Cooked salmon

5. Dress it up

  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp red wine, white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • Fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp fat-free dressing

6. Boost the flavour

  • Fresh herbs
  • Finely chopped green shallot or red onion
  • Fresh chilli
  • Bean sprouts

7. Additional extras

  • 30g light feta cheese
  • 100g reduced fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ medium avocado
  • 20g half-fat cheddar cheese
  • Pimento stuffed olives