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!
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.
“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.”
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.
“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!”
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,
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.
Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries are all very alkaline, and cooling.
“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)
- Monday: Crunchy Tuna Wraps
- Tuesday: 15 Minute Taco Salad
- Wednesday: Tomato Chicken Melon Salad
- Thursday: 10 Minute No Cook Salmon Tacos
- Friday: Simple Ham Salad
- Treat: Lemon Herb Water & No Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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!
Monday: Crunchy Tuna Wraps
"Packed with protein-rich tuna and fresh, crunchy veggies, these colorful wraps have sensational flavor—and they're good for you, too."
Tuesday: 15 Minute Chicken Taco Salad Recipe
This Chicken Taco Salad recipe is quick, hearty, and delicious! Packed with taco flavors, chicken, juicy tomatoes, beans, corn, cheese, and an easy, easy Taco Dressing. It's healthy, protein-rich, and so wonderfully yummy-- in 15 minutes! This where rotisserie chicken from the market shines!
Wednesday: Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad
"Nothing says summer like picking watermelon, tomatoes and raspberries, then tossing them together in a salad. The addition of grilled chicken makes it a satisfying summery meal."
Thursday: 10 Minute No Cook Salmon Fish Tacos
When summer sun sizzles, these No-Cook Salmon Tacos will be your answer to quick, 10-minute healthy, and delicious meals. Not only does the oven stay off, but so does the stovetop. Simple, rustic, packed with flavor fish tacos!
Friday: Simple Ham Salad
A simple ham salad recipe elevated to incredible with the addition of a few unique ingredients. And is utterly delicious. Ready in 10 minutes. Serve on a whole grain bun or even lettuce wraps. It's simple, easy, and perfect for warm summer nights. See hints in the post about swapping Greek Yogurt for the mayonnaise.
Lemon Herb Water: Refreshingly Simple Summer Drink
Herb Lemon Water is a refreshing and simple summer drink made with citrus, cucumber, and fresh herbs. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or sipping on the porch.
Treat: No Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
This creamy No Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream is a decadent treat that's incredibly easy to make. If you're a peanut butter chocolate fan, this homemade ice cream is for you.
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