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Healthy Things to Eat for Lunch -19 Healthy Lunch Ideas for You

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Sometimes for lack of ideas, we find ourselves eating just anything for lunch everyday. This ends up making our lunch a pack filled with sometimes unhealthy and boring foods just to fill our stomach. So you are definitely tired of your lunch table looking boring and sad but have no idea how to switch things up a little?

Well, we have just the right ideas to jazz things up in the lunch department of your life. So from now on, you are going to be eating truly delicious, satisfying and nutritious soup, sandwich, and pasta recipes. These meal ideas are easy to make, totally affordable, not to mention healthy and of course delicious.

 

19 healthy meals you can have for lunch

Vegetable or fruit Salads

Three healthy meal prep pasta dishes in tupperware containers

First of all, salads are easy and quick to make and doesn’t require professional culinary skills. With everything you want in it, in a bowl and a good mix — You are good to go.

Another interesting thing about salads is the fact it has limitless flavour combinations. This means no more boring lunchtime. Trying various leaves, grains, colourful fruit or veggies, protein-rich meat, fish, tofu or eggs will increase your flavour and texture option. Don’t forget to throw in some nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and dressings.

 

Homemade wraps

Spicy chicken, red peppers and avocado on a wholemeal tortilla to make a healthy wrap

Well, you can never go wrong with some flatbread and tortillas. Apart from giving you another alternative to bread, filling it with protein-rich chicken and fish are great for your body and gives more filling options.

Sandwiches

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Show me someone who doesn’t love a good club sandwich and toast toppers — none!

Sandwiches are delicious and just ring for lunch. Filling it with nutrient-dense ingredients is an easy way to get most of the nutrition that your body needs. So, if your packing it for lunch at the office be sure to pack the ingredients separately and assemble them when you’re about to eat to preserve freshness.

 

Soups

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Soups are excellent choices for lunch and are really filling. Interestingly most of them are simple to make, require just a handful of ingredients and are nutritious just how your body likes it.

 

Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

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Just like it’s name, the chicken and rice recipe makes your lunch time a fiesta. With lots of nice flavours, and a great a taste, your lunchtime is about to turn up.

This chicken and rice recipe contains tender, boneless chicken breast marinated in a delicious blend of spices like garlic, cumin, paprika and chilli powder, then laid atop a bed of hearty brown rice and shredded lettuce, and topped with zesty pico de gallo and melt-in-your-mouth avocado.

 

Charred Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Charred Shrimp and Avocado Salad - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Never has anyone done wrong with avocados. And an avocado salad is everything but boring.

 

Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Tomatoes - Healthy Lunch Ideas

This is a classic example of a lunch pack full of omega-3s and protein.

Maple-Glazed Five-Spice Pork

Maple-Glazed Five-Spice Pork - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Lunchtime will definitely light up with this chile-infused shredded pork and maple syrup splashed(lightly) on it to balance everything up.

Chicken and Red Plum Salad
Chicken and Red Plum Salad - Healthy Lunch Ideas
When the plum season comes upon us, we do ourselves and nature justice by making the absolute most of it. How hard is throwing a few charred plums on top a bed of grilled chicken and green? Yummy and fun.
Grilled Ratatouille Linguine
Grilled Ratatouille Linguine - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Going 50/50 with a medley of grilled veggies is there about the easiest way to lighten your plate of pasta.

Salmon BLT

Salmon BLT - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Combining your BLTs with salmon on the other hand, totally gives you the perfect combination for the nutrients that you need. Need we mention how delicious this is?

Grilled Steak Tortilla Salad
Grilled Steak Tortilla Salad - Healthy Lunch Ideas

A taco salad is one approved way to bring the best out of your tacos. So it is filling and at the same time, delicious and healthy.

Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup
butternut squash and white bean soup - Healthy Lunch Ideas

To get this for lunch, simply mash white beans. It will give couscous soup a creamy, decadent texture.

Sheet Pan Chickpea Chicken
Sheet Pan Chickpea Chicken - Healthy Chicken Dinners

Another easy but classy way to kick boredom out of your lunchtime.

 

Vietnamese Caramel Pork with Pickled Carrot Salad
Vietnamese Caramel Pork - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Doesn’t this look like take-out? Imagine eating this during your lunchtime and leaving everyone scrambling to know what you’re having.

Crispy Tofu Bowl

Crispy Tofu Bowl - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Extra-crispy tofu and this hot Thai chili sauce drizzling atop, is perfect and delicious.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta - Healthy Lunch Ideas
A lunchtime with this tangy, creamy sauce and grilled chicken is simply ‘it’.
Summer Pesto Pasta
Summer Pesto Pasta - Healthy Lunch Ideas

A good amount of corn, squash, zucchini, and peppers, in this pasta dish with its healthy flavors — definitely delicious.

 

Beet, Mushroom, and Avocado Salad
Beet Avocado Mushroom Salad - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Avocados never make a wrong entry, never!

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested

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The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.

Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.

Also Read: Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.

She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.

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PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive

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The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.

Read Also: The Right Ways To Enlist Nurse Call System To Fight Covid-19

Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.

Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.

Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.

Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.

 

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