10 ways to still eat healthy during summer while not cooking

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Eating healthy during summer can be done with these no cook meals.

It’s summer time and with that comes the extremely hot days. When it is as hot as it is outside, no one wants to cook a hot meal for themselves or anyone else for that matter. Still, you have to eat something and you should eat healthy even if you don’t want to cook. That is why you can make some meals during this hot season without turning on your stove or even your oven.

If you are a meat eater but it’s too hot to cook, you can still enjoy your favorite meaty dish and cool off at the same time and eat healthy too. One way to do this is to go to your favorite local deli and order up some cooked chicken or lobster meat. While you’re at the supermarket, pick up some of your favorite fruits and vegetables to add to your summer dish. The head home to put it all together.

From no-cook salads to summer rolls, here are some delicious and healthy no cook meals for your summer feast to still eat healthy.

1. Asian noodle salad with chicken and cilantro

This recipe calls for a trip to your local deli for some rotisserie chicken. However, if you don’t want chicken but still want something with meat, you can also use shrimp. This dish will definitely cool you down and provide you with the nutrition you need. Check out the recipe below to make this cool-down dish a favorite in your home.

http://www.marthastewart.com/312736/asian-noodle-salad-with-chicken-and-cila?czone=holiday/sixty-days-of-summer/recipes-idea

2. Roast chicken and mango salad with yogurt

This is a must cool-down salad that will bring a few textures together to make your taste buds go wild with the flavor. You can even serve it with some warm flatbread and make a dessert with some cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew chopped up. You can find the recipe below to make your family happy and healthy and keep them cool at the same time.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/roast-chicken-and-mango-salad-with-yogurt-354290

3. Chef’s salad with turkey, avocado, and jack cheese

Sounds like a yummy salad, doesn’t it? This is an easy to throw together salad that will definitely not weigh anyone down after eating it and will keep you cool. What a win-win for everyone in the family. The recipe for this one is below.

http://www.marthastewart.com/332655/chefs-salad-with-turkey-avocado-and-jack?czone=holiday/sixty-days-of-summer/recipes-ideas

4. Apricot basil chicken salad

This salad can be taken to a ladies luncheon and even a picnic in the park. If you want to try it as an appetizer, you can eat it on top of toasted bread or crackers. Check out the recipe below if you want to try this one out.

http://www.marthastewart.com/316603/apricot-basil-chicken-salad

5. Roast beef summer rolls

Another trip to your local deli to get some roast beef is in order but it will be so worth it when you can bite into these summer rolls. Although Vietnamese summer rolls are normally filled with pork or shrimp, you can get creative and put whatever you want in them. This recipe calls for roast beef from the deli. You can find the recipe for this great meal below.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roast-beef-summer-rolls

6. Cold Southwestern corn and shrimp soup

Summer time isn’t just for salads to help you beat the heat. You can eat cold soups too. This cold soup will fill you up and satisfy you without needing to be heated up first. You can find the recipe below for this yummy soup.

http://www.marthastewart.com/314967/cold-southwestern-corn-and-shrimp-soup?czone=holiday/sixty-days-of-summer/recipes-ideas

7. Avocado and crab soup

Here is another filling soup you can eat cold and get the nutrition you need. Again, get your crab meat at your local deli and grab the rest of your ingredients while you are there. You can get the recipe for this yummy soup below.

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/avocado-and-crab-soup

8. Blender gazpacho with a prosciutto and avocado sandwich

You don’t have to have just salads and cold soups to help beat the heat when you can try this blender made gazpacho with a prosciutto and avocado sandwich. You can find the recipe for this below.

http://www.marthastewart.com/354048/blender-gazpacho?czone=holiday/sixty-days-of-summer/recipes-ideas

9. Red cabbage and apple salad with tahini-ginger dressing

Another salad but that’s okay because you are getting a nutritious meal with these ingredients in this salad. You can find the recipe for this cool-me-down, yummy salad below.

http://pureandsimple.typepad.com/myblog/2013/04/red-cabbage-and-apple-salad-with-tahini-ginger-dressing.html

10. Spicy Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Get creative with this salad by making lettuce cups with your favorite salad ingredients in them. This one will be a family favorite for sure. Get the recipe below.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/spicy-asian-chicken-salad-lettuce-cups

Try to mix and match these for the ultimate pleasurable food experience. Make them any day of the week too.

 


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