Healthy No Cook Dinners for Warm Nights: What to Cook (Aug 1)

If the weather is sweltering in your neck of the woods, these Healthy No Cook Dinners are perfect for warm summer nights of August. And, they’re ready in minutes. A win for everyone!

Tomato Chicken Melon Salad for Healthy No Cook Dinners

While eating ice cream for dinner on a hot night might be tempting, these healthy no cook dinners will deliciously fill the gap until then!

And later, we’ll have that ice cream. How could you not?!

But first, let’s take a look at healthy foods you may want to stock up on.

8 Best Foods to Eat in a Heatwave

When heatwaves strike in the heart of summer, you may wonder which foods are best to eat in hot weather.

There are some simple tricks and easy, delicious foods that can help keep you cool and hydrated. The UK’s Hello Magazine recently put together this list of best foods to put on your shopping list during a heatwave.

1. Tomatoes:

“Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene, known as a potent cancer preventer. Red tomatoes are 94 per cent water while the green variety is about 93 per cent H20. Delicious in a salad or perfect in a sandwich, it is easy to slot this fruit into your daily meals.”

2. Leafy Greens:

“Dark leafy greens are composed of 80 – 95 percent water, which makes them very easy to digest. This means they go through the digestive system quickly, giving a cooling sensation in the body.”

3. Melons:

Did you know that melons quench even the most intense thirst? I didn’t either. Melons are abundant during the summer months, are low in calories and high in water content (95 per cent), making it a perfect food to enjoy in a heatwave.

4. Celery:

“Although it is not true that celery is a zero-calorie food, this veggie is a whopping 95 per cent water. Plus, a cup of chopped celery has only 16 calories!”

5. Broccoli:

It’s known as a superfood, is high in fiber aiding digestion, and helps maintain low blood sugar. Did you know that broccoli is 91 percent water? So many ways to enjoy broccoli in the heat, think crudité platters,

6. Soup:

You might think, “Soup, in a heatwave?” Yep! “Recipes with high fluid content help towards hydration levels and opting for a lighter vegetable soup rather than a heavy meaty soup turns the wintery food choice into a more suitable seasonal option.” Think about chilled soups that are super delicious during the summer.

7. Berries:

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries are all very alkaline, and cooling.

8. Cucumbers:

“Cucumbers are a great vegetable for the hot summer days as they contain a lot of water to help keep you cool, in fact, cucumbers are 95% water.” Keep them raw for maximum benefit as cooking lets moisture and water escape.

Tips for No Cook Dinners for Warm Nights

This week’s menu will rely heavily on a few key ingredients. Specifically, ready-cooked protein like rotisserie chicken, smoked salmon, tuna, and deli ham. Be sure to add these items to your weekly grocery list.

And stock up on healthy greens, veggies, berries, fruits and herbs!

No Cook Dinners for Warm Nights

What I love about this week’s menu ideas is that not only are they healthy no cook dinners, they’re ready in 10 to 15 minutes. Because not many of us want to hang out in the kitchen making dinners on warm summer nights.

This week will be filled with salads.

Monday is a tuna salad, of sorts, in a healthy wrap.

For Tuesday, it’s a 15 Minute Taco Salad featuring rotisserie chicken.

Wednesday’s dinner will also rely on cooked chicken. Rotisserie chicken is an easy option, but it would also be a great time to use any leftover chicken you’ve previously frozen.

On Thursday, we’re making a 10 minute, if that, dinner featuring smoked salmon and veggies.

For Friday, we’re making a classic ham salad that you can serve on whole grain buns, wraps, or even on lettuce leaves. If you want to swap out the mayonnaise for something healthier, substitute ½ to 2/3 of the mayo quantity with Greek yogurt!

Remember the comment about eating ice cream for dinner? With these delicious dinners, you won’t have to. But… we can’t eliminate it entirely from the menu either!

The treat this week is a scrumptious rather indulgent ice cream recipe rather perfect for the heart of summer!

Have a wonderful week!

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No Cook Dinners for Warm Nights: What to Cook (Aug 1)

Healthy No Cook Dinners for Warm Nights: What to Cook (Aug 1)

If the weather is sweltering in your neck of the woods, these Healthy No Cook Dinners are perfect for warm summer nights of August. And, they're ready in minutes. A win for everyone!

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