No Cook Meals: 4 Ideas For No Cook Eating
When the weather is hot, the last thing you want to worry about is turning on your oven and boosting the temperature indoors. If a hot meal sounds downright unappetizing during the dog days of summer, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to get a nutritious, easy meal with no fuss. We’ve put together some of our favorite no-cook meals with our four ideas for no-cook eating.
Veggie Spring Rolls With Protein Peanut Sauce
If you’re looking for a creative way to get your veggies in, we can’t recommend these veggie spring rolls with protein peanut sauce enough! Combine the thinly sliced veggies of your choice (we recommend red bell pepper, carrots, purple cabbage, and cucumber to add some color and flavor to the dish) with avocado, herbs, and lettuce in a rice paper wrap. Then, mix up a protein peanut sauce for dipping using creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, unsweetened protein powder, and a few other choice ingredients.
Drizzled Chocolate Dates
Sometimes you just want a simple snack and something that is dressed to impress. This easy snack does both. Whip up a sweet, healthy treat in an hour (with freezing time) using dates. Note: we recommend Deglet Noor dates. While the recipe makes 12 dates, we find it hard to stop at just a few. You’ve been warned.
Grab 12 pitted dates, halve them, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Add a teaspoon of almond butter to the center of each date. Freeze for one hour. Melt together 2 ounces dark chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until smooth and whisk in 2 scoops Orgain Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder and drizzle over the dates. Freeze for 10 minutes until chocolate sets. Serve.
Soup isn’t just for cold weather anymore! This collagen gazpacho is a refreshing treat packed with hearty veggies and zesty flavors. Made with tomatoes, shallots, water, sea salt, pepper, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, and collagen peptides, you’ll be amazed at how filling a bowl of soup can be. Collagen helps support skin, hair, and nails, and the added protein will help keep you feeling fuller between meals.
Summer Salad With Collagen Green Goddess Dressing
A big salad with delicious dressing is the perfect way to get your nutrition in on a warm day. Our summer salad with collagen green goddess dressing uses arugula, cucumber, avocado, radishes, edamame, garden peas, jicama, asparagus, shredded carrots, and microgreens as the base. You’ll make the collagen green goddess dressing (sure to become your new favorite dressing) using scallions, jalapeno, Greek yogurt, collagen peptides, cilantro, lime, honey, avocado, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper. There’s no cooking required, and you’ll be supporting your hair, nails, and skin while you get in your veggies and protein. What could be better?