When it's too hot to cook, this week of no-cook dinners for summer are just what you need.

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
June 20, 2020
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As much as I love summer, I’m quickly reminded that I don’t always handle the heat well! Which is why for those hot nights, I love easy no-cook meals that feel light but are just as satisfying as ever. This week’s dinners will help you cool off as we get deeper into summer and leave you feeling nice and refreshed.

Your Meal Plan

Crisp, colorful salads are the first thing I think of for no-cook dinners and while we do have some delicious salads here (like the Eat-the-Rainbow Chopped Salad with Basil & Mozzarella pictured above) there’s a lot more to this week’s menu than salad! Tuesday’s Salmon-Stuffed Avocados recipe utilizes convenient canned salmon to create a fun and healthy dinner and Wednesday’s Fiesta Appetizer Board, which pairs our Zesty Avocado Black Bean Dip with fresh fruits, veggies and various dippers, takes snacking for dinner to a whole new level.

The Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Melon Picnic Plate ends this week of no-cook dinners and helps you kick-off the weekend. 

Sunday: Italian Pesto Chicken Salad over toasted bread & with a side of mixed greens topped with Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

Monday: Eat-the-Rainbow Chopped Salad with Basil & Mozzarella (Double up the serving size to make this side salad a meal.)

Tuesday: Salmon-Stuffed Avocados with mixed greens topped with Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

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Meal-Prep Breakfast

I’ve really been enjoying my early morning walks but next thing I know, it’s time to log in for work. So, I’m in need of something fast and these Make-Ahead Spinach & Black Bean Burritos sound perfect. All it takes is a quick reheat in the microwave and breakfast (or lunch) is ready.

Treat Yourself

I think the title speaks for itself! This refreshing Whipped Frozen Creamsicle just gives me another reason to use my new blender. FYI, the Frozen Peach Margaritas from last week are amazing and for those of you who asked, this is the blender we got—KitchenAid K150 Blender. It’s only $100 and works great! (Buy it: amazon.com, $100)

Get the Recipe: Whipped Frozen Creamsicle

I hope you all have a safe and happy week, and if you have any questions or requests for future newsletters, please let me know by emailing ThePrep@eatingwell.com

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