by Mitchelle Uzorka
This list of foods are a Must try in Nigeria and some of the healthy Nigerian lunch ideas to add to your diet plan. Let’s get started:
• Rice (Rice & Stew, Jollof, Fried, Coconut)
Rice is one of the most common Nigerian foods. The popular cereal crop contains essential nutrients, including Protein, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, making it an ideal food for lunch.
Aside from the aforementioned, some other top health benefits of rice include – Reduced inflammation, Lowered risk of cancer, low levels of the glycemic index, Relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and diarrhea, Reduced ‘bad’ HDL cholesterol levels. It may also be used for: Cooling off inflamed skin surfaces, Soothing of irritation and redness, to mention but a few.
Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. They are an affordable source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins that offer many health benefits.
Properly prepared as porridge or white beans, it is definitely a good option for your Lunch. Beans can be eating with other foods like Bread, Garri, plantain, Yam, Potato.
• Garri & Soup
Garri and Soup is the most popular lunch recipe for Nigerians. Very filling and healthy Garri can be eaten with variety of Soups.
Served hot or cold, Pasta is Perfect for a super-satisfying, nourishing lunch.
Pasta is affordable, Versatile, Easy to make, low in fat, and can be eaten for lunch.
• Roasted Yam/Plantain/Fish ( Bole )
Known for it’s sauce, Bole has proven to be a sure meal for Lunch. Eaten and Prepared by the people of Rivers State, Bole is a delicacy Rich in Protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
This lunch ideas work great for school, work, road trips, or picnics. When you don’t have access to a microwave or oven but you still want a delicious and healthy lunch.