Healthy eating gets cool: Turn the heat down and the flavor up with these no-cook recipes
E ven on summer's hottest days discount wines, eating healthily is no sweat with these tasty no-cook recipes. You needn't look any further than the season's fresh ingredients to help you prepare wholesome meals while keeping your cool. Here, our favorite soups and salads, mains and sides—with nary a flame in sight.
Choose Seasonal Produce
Take advantage of peak-season fruits and vegetables to add flavor to your no-cook meals. When corn and garden peas are at their sweetest krug champagne, they don't need a fattening boost from butter.
Pick Up Prepared Foods
Avail yourself of your grocer's prepared ingredients to help keep the heat down in the kitchen. Low-fat deli meats like smoked turkey or a rotisserie chicken make perfect choices for adding quick, cool protein to your meals. Avoid such calorie bombs as stuffed, cheesy chicken breasts or fish swimming in butter and oil.
Take It Outside
If you do have to cook an item, prepare it on the grill, whether it's corn on the cob, a thick, juicy chicken breast, or skewers of pineapple. At least you're not heating up the indoors.
Want more ideas? Epicurious and Nutrition Data's Healthy Dinner Tonight gives you delicious and nutritious recipes—with full nutritional analysis—and healthy-eating tips every weekday Loop Hong Kong.