It’s way too hot to turn on the stove, but that doesn’t mean fast food is your only option. Eat right without having to cook. These no-cook, healthy summer meals make the perfect lunch or dinner. They are easy to whip up and even easier to enjoy.
Healthy Summer Meals: Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Quick Pickled Shrimp
For those hard days when all you want for dinner is a Bloody Mary, try this tasty Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Quick Pickled Shrimp from Southern Living. It highlights the fresh, delicious tomato flavors of summer by pairing them with tangy shrimp. Pickle the shrimp the night before and you can throw this salad together in about 10 minutes. This makes an excellent light lunch all on its own or it can be paired with some crusty bread for a satisfying dinner.
White Bean and Roasted Chicken Salad
Who would ever think that just five ingredients could taste so good? This White Bean and Roasted Chicken Salad from Cooking Light is a satisfying meal all by itself. Grab a rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, canned beans, onion, and basil on your next trip to the grocery store and you’ll be ready to toss this salad together with just a few condiment staples. This salad also makes a tasty filling for a wrap or sandwich.
Crab and Avocado Temaki
Are you a sushi lover? You can make this tasty Crab and Avocado Temaki from Nom Nom Paleo at home. Add in freshly cooked brown rice to these hand rolls if desired. Fresh, tasty, and oh-so-easy, this dinner is a summertime favorite. The recipe’s author recommends having each diner assemble their own for even less meal prep. Yum!
Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese
If you’re swimming in garden-fresh zucchini, skip the fattening zucchini bread and try this fresh and healthy meal option instead. Zucchini Lasagna with Farmer Cheese from Martha Stewart can be assembled in minutes. It’s easy enough for a simple lunch, but is fancy enough for company, too. This pairs beautifully with a chilled soup or a fresh salad.
Gazpacho with Goat Cheese
You’re just 20 minutes away from a delicious summer soup. This quick and easy Gazpacho with Goat Cheese from Real Simple is thrown together using the food processor. Top with goat cheese for a decadent treat. Chilled soups are a summertime favorite.
Eat right, even when it’s scorching hot outside. These no-cook, healthy summer meals are easier than the drive-thru, and tastier, too. For personalized diet, exercise, and weight loss advice, call Total Body and schedule an appointment with our medical weight loss experts.