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Bored During Covid? Try These Unique Lunch Recipes

As the whole world shelters in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an unprecedented change in many people’s lifestyles. Hours of idle time spent at home when you would usually be busy at work is a tempting recipe to rely on snacks and junk food to fill your belly.

The truth is that a proper and healthy diet can actually help you survive this pandemic. It’s more important than ever before to keep your immune system strong and healthy to avoid a serious Covid infection. The best way to boost your immunity is to pack your diet with nutritious foods full of nutrients and vitamins.

You may be tempted to skip lunch, especially if you were used to just grabbing a quick bite in between meetings or appointments back before Coronavirus. Now that you are at home, it’s a great time to brush up on your culinary skills by trying a few of these easy and healthy lunch recipes. Whether you want to try something light like a delicious crab salad or try a new combination of ingredients on a healthy sandwich, you can find something scrumptious to keep you going through your at-home lunch hour.

Pear & Walnut Sandwich

You can make this savory and unique sandwich in just 5 minutes and you don’t even have to cook. The mixture of this sweet and meaty sandwich has everything that you need to make it through the rest of your day. The recipe includes adding a generous swipe of cream cheese on your 12-grain bread but, vegans can use a hummus spread as an alternate base. Sliced pears, slivers of walnuts, and crunchy sprouts all topped with a drizzle of rich honey sounds almost too good to be true. Enjoy!

Avocado Toast

These toast bites will quickly become one of your favorite lunch snacks. It only takes a few minutes to toast your favorite whole grain bread and smash up an avocado to create this deliciously simple snack. Top your toast with a sprinkle of sea salt and chopped green onion to finish it off and enjoy. For extra protein, you can add a boiled egg as a side or slice it up and put it right on top of your toast.

Spinach Pinwheel Sandwich

This Mexican delight is sure to leave you wanting more. Start by covering your spinach tortilla with a generous layer of garlic hummus and then start building from there. Throw in some sliced bell peppers, some fresh baby spinach and beans for a savory Mexican flair.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This is a favorite for vegans that want to enjoy a healthy and hearty lunch treat. Simply smash up some garbanzo beans and mix with a touch of vegan mayo to create your base. Add some lemon juice, freshly chopped green onions and a pinch of salt and pepper to finish it off. You can eat it on your favorite whole grain bread or spread it on your favorite cracker or pita bites.

Just because you are stuck at home as the world tries to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t mean that you can’t eat with style. Try some of these delicious and quick recipes to help you spice up your lunch break.


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