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How To Make an Easy, Heart-Healthy Lunch in Under 10 Minutes That’s RD-Approved

Allie Flinn

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Looking for the easiest (but fanciest) lunch ever? Try this delicious shrimp toast recipe.

Lunch is an annoying meal, especially when you work from home like many of us are doing. Your kitchen is like, right there, so you could get up and make something… if only the thought of expending energy to make food didn’t make you want to crawl under a weighted blanket and never emerge. That’s why this quick shrimp toast recipe from nutritionist Maya Feller, RD, is exactly what you need from a weekday lunch: delicious, easy, and healthy, too.

“Seafood is really loved for so many reasons,” Feller says in the latest episode of Well+Good’s YouTube series Cook With Us. “It’s full of anti-inflammatory properties, specifically the omega-3 fatty acids.” Omega-3 fatty acids, ICYMI, are essential for brain health, combat inflammation, and are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Seafood is one of the best sources of omega-3s, which is why Feller says it’s recommended to eat it twice per week.

For Feller’s shrimp toast recipe, she starts by rinsing canned shrimp then combining it with a touch of Dijon mustard and mayo, then pumps up the flavor with a variety of spices. Then she layers leafy greens on top of a piece of whole-grain toast, and tops them the shrimp mixture. (She creates an alternative version using crab instead of shrimp, if that’s more your thing.) She notes that if you don’t eat grains, you could swap the toast out for a slice of toasted sweet potato instead.

In case it wasn’t clear, this recipe is shrimply the best if you are looking for a nutritious and easy lunch. Basically, all you have to do is mix ingredients in a bowl, and then slap the mixture on some bread and greens. Watch the video to get the full list of ingredients—the blend of spices makes the dish so flavorful—and the entire recipe.

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