36 Easy, Breezy No-Cook Summer Recipes

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Melissa Rudy is a lifelong Cincinnatian, Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Cincinnati before breaking into the online content field in 2000. As a Digital Journalist for SparkPeople, she enjoys helping others meet their wellness goals by writing about all aspects of healthy living. An avid runner and group fitness addict, Melissa lives in Loveland with her guitarist husband and three feisty daughters. Reply By: Melissa Rudy, of SparkPeople When stepping outside is like walking into an oven, the last thing you want to do is turn on the one in your kitchen. But mealtimes don’t stop for summer, and all those hot days spent swimming, playing, working and driving here, there and everywhere tend to work up quite an appetite. When dinner looms and the family is headed to hangry-town, skip the stove and throw together one of these insanely easy, no-cook dishes—and save the sweating for the pool.1. Tabouli Salad with Riced Cauliflower, Tomato, Cucumber and Herbs: Brimming with fresh summer flavors, this low-carb vegan dish is bound to be your new favorite light summer salad.Image courtesy of Avocado Pesto2. Mediterranean Tuna Salad: Delicious, healthy, easy—it has all the requirements for dinner success.Image courtesy of A Pinch of Healthy3. Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad: Flavored with mint and cilantro and topped with a creamy almond ginger dressing, it’s ready in just 30 minutes.Image courtesy of Avocado Pesto4. Chopped Mexican Salad: Fresh goodness and vibrant color are at the heart of this fresh chopped salad.Image courtesy of Mommy’s Memorandum5. Vegan Asian Salad: Made with thin slivers of cucumbers, avocados and carrots, this refreshing salad is topped with a creamy homemade ginger carrot sesame dressing, toasted sesame seeds and Sriracha.Image courtesy of Avocado Pesto6. Avocado and Apple Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing: Light up your week with this refreshing, flavor-packed dish.Image courtesy of The Healthy Apple7. 10-Minute Cowboy Caviar Chicken: Toss this simple corn and black bean salsa on a store-bought rotisserie chicken for an easy meal that’s ready in about 10 minutes.Image courtesy of The Seasoned Mom8. Simple Salmon Salad: Satisfying and healthy, this salmon salad is delicious served over greens or in a whole-grain tortilla.Image courtesy of Foraged Dish9. Easy Vegetarian Taco Salad: Keep the heat out of your kitchen this summer with this fresh, satisfying and quick-to-prepare vegetarian taco salad.Image courtesy of Joyously Domestic10. Creamy Italian Pasta Salad: Full of fresh, flavorful ingredients, this quick and easy dish is perfect for picnics, potlucks or light and satisfying dinners. Cook the pasta ahead of time for easy, stove-free prep.Image courtesy of The Seasoned Mom11. Chicken Quinoa Salad with Salsa Hummus: A quick and easy chicken quinoa salad with veggies and salsa hummus makes a perfect light and healthy summer recipe.Image courtesy of Family Food on the Table12. BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad: This no-cook salad sensation makes a delicious and filling meal, perfect for using up all that leftover rotisserie chicken.Image courtesy of A Pinch of Healthy13. Chicken Salad for One: Made with a rotisserie chicken, this simple, single salad is packed with flavor and crunch.Image courtesy of One Dish Kitchen14. Paleo Nori Rolls: Super versatile, bright and refreshing, these hand-held wraps will quickly become your go-to summer meal.Image courtesy of Foraged Dish15. Apple Harvest Mason Jar Salads: With layers of chicken, apples, cranberries, blue cheese and pecans, these salads make a hassle-free and healthy meal-on-the-go.Image courtesy of The Seasoned Mom16. Chilean-Style Ceviche: This  ceviche is typical of what you might find in Chile or Peru: fresh with bright peppers and cilantro.Image courtesy of Foraged Dish17. Peach and Burrata Arugula Salad: Orange arugula lettuce is tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and embellished with sweet peaches, creamy burrata cheese and a balsamic glaze.Image courtesy of Tastes Lovely18. Elevated Tuna Salad in Lettuce Wraps: Whip up these refreshing, healthful lettuce wraps without turning on your stove and with only a handful of simple ingredients.Image courtesy of Joyously Domestic19. Raw Vegan Collard Wraps: Vegan recipes are perfect when you want to eat healthy and detox your body from heavy meals or processed food. This is ready in minutes and bursting with flavors from the avocados, red pepper, alfalfa, pecans and tamari mix.Image courtesy of Avocado Pesto20. Quick Mexican Tuna Salad: Skip the heavy mayo and make this tuna salad with avocado instead. Ready in 20 minutes, it’s perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner—and packs 30 grams of protein per serving!Image courtesy of Avocado Pesto21. Mediterranean Chopped Salad: This crunchy, flavorful salad features chickpeas, olives and feta cheese–perfect for a vegetarian and gluten-free light dinner.Image courtesy of Family Food on the Table22. Quinoa Chicken Spinach Salad: Made with mandarin oranges, walnuts and a honey-lime vinaigrette (and optional Sriracha drizzle), this flavorful main dish is ready in just 20 minutes.Image courtesy of Family Food on the Table23. Spiralizer Greek Salad: This light and refreshing dish is made with cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, chickpeas, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.Image courtesy of A Pinch of Healthy24. No-Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake: This light, refreshing dessert satisfies your sweet tooth without the extra calories and sugar.25. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad Bowls: These super simple bowls are full of flavor and fresh veggies for a healthy, hassle-free dinner.Image courtesy of Family Food on the Table26. Ethel’s Curry Chicken Salad: This classic recipe makes a fresh and easy lunch or dinner that’s ready in just 10 minutes.Image courtesy of The Seasoned Mom27. Summer No-Cook Oatmeal: This is a great option for summer days when you want your fiber but don’t want a hot bowl of cereal.28. Orange Almond Salad with Avocado: Romaine salad tossed with an orange balsamic vinaigrette makes a delicious lunch salad or a great dinner starter salad.Image courtesy of Tastes Lovely29. Avocado Chickpea Salad: An exceptionally satisfying and filling salad filled with healthy fats and great taste.Image courtesy of Hurry the Food Up30. 5-Ingredient Chicken Salad: Use pre-cooked chicken breast or leftover chicken to make this satisfying salad in just a few minutes.Image courtesy of Foraged Dish31. Easy Mango & Grape Kale Salad with Cashew Glaze: Kale and mango are flavored with a ridiculously amazing (and protein-rich) cashew glaze.Image courtesy of The Heathy Apple32. Cold Barley Salad with Chicken and Creamy Pesto: This easy, make-ahead cold barley salad is made with chicken and a creamy pesto-yogurt mixture.Image courtesy of Family Food on the Table33. Chicken Taco Mason Jar Salads: With only about 10 minutes of prep, these grab-and-go salads are loaded with fresh veggies, plenty of cheese and almost 40 grams of protein for a nutritious and satisfying meal at any time of day.Image courtesy of The Seasoned Mom34. Fully-Loaded Guacamole: Guac for dinner? This version is loaded with fresh toppings, like bacon and fresh tomatoes, so it works as a full-fledged meal–just add baked or plantain chips for scooping.Image courtesy of Foraged Dish35. Avocado Chocolate Mousse: A rich and nutritious dark chocolate mousse–the healthy way to eat chocolate!Image courtesy of Hurry the Food Up36. Balsamic Strawberries with Coconut Whipped Cream: Orange balsamic strawberries with coconut whipped cream form a sweet and sour dessert that is full of flavor yet still low in calories, vegan and gluten-free.Image courtesy of Tastes Lovely Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSrecipesSpark PeopleSummer Previous articleWekiva River cleanup scheduled for WednesdayNext articlePolice departments slowing down traffic in “Operation Southern Shield” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 28, 2017 at 2:47 am Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply kelly smith 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Nothing is difficult only the way of cooking or doing any work is important and in this article we share your views in many proper and simpler way that why we all like your post. This is amazing and looking amazing. Great!!last_img read more

Tomorrow, the presentation of a unique credit line of the Ministry of Tourism intended for private renters in tourism

first_imgNamely, this is a long-announced Microcredit Program for private renters with favorable credit funds and interest subsidies in order to increase the quality and additional supply of household facilities. Tomorrow (March 27.03), the Ministry of Tourism will present a unique credit line intended for private renters in tourism. The lowest loan amount will be HRK 20.000, and the highest HRK 375.000 with an interest rate of 2,70% for loans in HRK and 2,00% interest for loans in euros, all with a repayment period of 10 years with a grace period of one year. Currently, more than 103 thousand private and family accommodation facilities are registered in Croatia, which puts the category of family accommodation and private renters in the largest share in Croatian tourism and concludes that renters have a significant role in further profiling Croatia as a destination of quality and authentic experience.  Along with the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia Gari Cappelli, the signing of the agreement will be attended by the President of the Management Board of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tamara Perko and representatives of the first commercial banks involved in the project.center_img We will find out more details and exact conditions of the microcredit program for private renters tomorrow. Therefore, the Ministry of Tourism points out that they pay great attention to this category of accommodation and the desire for family accommodation to be even better, internationally recognizable and desirable tourist product intended for targeted market niches throughout the year. As previously announced from the Ministry of Tourism, one credit line will be available to individuals – renters who have a decision on approval for the provision of catering services in the household relating to accommodation in a room, apartment, holiday home, campsite or campsite. last_img read more

Plug & Play: Esports streaming helps unite gamers

first_imgIt’s like getting together with your buddies to watch a football game. You all get in a room, chat about what you’re watching and crack jokes with each other. It’s the same concept for streamers, but instead of 10 friends in a living room, it’s 10,000 “friends” on a streaming platform. The bottom line is that the esports community should not be afraid to show its pride for video games. Streamers have laid the framework to help integrate the community into the mainstream.  Streamers have developed a community with their audiences. Thousands of viewers with similar interests are simultaneously watching and chatting with each other. These massive fan bases have chat rooms dedicated solely to discussing video games and streamers. At any given moment, I can log on to Twitch or YouTube Gaming and find someone playing the games I love. There will be hundreds or thousands of other people watching the same game at the same time. It’s reassuring to know that other people share your interests and that at any point of the day you can “hang out” — albeit virtually — with those people. It’s nice to know that you aren’t a weird outcast whose passion is always stigmatized. Video games are often seen as a niche community. I’ve experienced this firsthand. People are afraid to express their interest in gaming, fearing judgment because of the stigma games can carry.  But why would anyone want to watch random people play video games, especially if they’re not very good to begin with? The answer is the sense of community it provides.  So far, this column has mainly focused on professional esports and how pursuing esports as a career should not be stigmatized — but pro players are just one part of the sport. With just about every aspect of media moving toward the digital space, it’s incredibly important to understand the influence that individual “normal people” can have on an entire community. Some of the most famous streamers have built their followings on streaming platforms because of their professional careers, but the vast majority of streamers are just normal people — many of whom aren’t even that good at the game they play.   Streamers alleviate the fear of this prejudice by providing a safe space for people who love video games. Most streamers are normal people. They are relatable to viewers who are searching for a place to fit in. The reality is that esports, as a part of society, are becoming more similar to traditional sports. Some of the most passionate football fans have never played a day of organized football, but that doesn’t stop them from watching every Sunday, playing fantasy football and discussing the game with their friends. The other prominent aspect of gaming is the streamers: people who commentate while they play video games live for thousands to watch. These people dedicate much of their lives to streaming themselves playing video games for several hours a day. The top streamers receive endorsements and donations as well as money from viewers who pay for premium content. My first column at the Daily Trojan was about esports. I still remember the look on our former editor-in-chief’s face when I, the sports editor she just hired, told her that video games count as sports. For a while after that, I suppressed my passion for video games, watching streamers in privacy in the Daily Trojan sports office. (For the record, she later let me cover a big esports event.) Sam Arslanian is a junior writing about esports. He is also a former sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Plug & Play,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

Kunitz leads Penguins to 5-1 win over Red Wings

first_imgDETROIT (AP) – Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.Jussi Jokinen, Pascal Dupuis and Craig Adams also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves.Drew Miller scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 31 shots.Jokinen and Dupuis scored in the final 5 minutes of the first to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Adams made it 3-0 3:14 into the second period. Miller scored with 7:11 left in the middle period.Kunitz’s first goal came with 2:35 remaining in the second and he added a power-play goal 9:28 into the third. Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, in the third period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)last_img read more

NFL attendance issues not just for also-rans

first_imgEMPTY SEATS AT HEINZ FIELD – In this Nov. 10, 2013, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel, left, is flushed out of the pocket by Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) and Jarvis Jones (95) during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin isn’t much on public gratitude. Still, the perpetually focused Pittsburgh Steelers coach went out of his way to thank the fans who showed up at Heinz Field to watch his team drum the Buffalo Bills 23-10 on Sunday for its third win of the season.“It’s not something we take for granted,” Tomlin said.Good idea.A crowd of 60,406 turned out to watch two teams with a combined 5-12 record play on a cold, blustery day more suited for late-December than three weeks before Thanksgiving. The 5,000 or so who bought their tickets but chose to not make it through the turnstiles were conspicuous, their absence marked by pockets of open gold seats in certain portions of the stadium tucked tight against the Allegheny River.Welcome to life in the new NFL, where “sellouts” are the norm but full houses are becoming the exception, and not just in places like woeful Jacksonville.Blame it on mediocre teams. Blame it on rising ticket prices. Blame in on the comfort of your couch, where it doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars to sit, and the cold beer in your fridge, the one that doesn’t cost $8 a bottle.The Steelers (3-6), who have six Vince Lombardi Trophies in the lobby at team headquarters, are in danger of posting their lowest average attendance since 2003, when they limped to a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs.The franchise is on a similar trajectory this fall in a place that can be tough – by NFL standards – to completely fill even when times are good. Pittsburgh is averaging 61,465 through four home dates, the lowest over the same span since Heinz Field opened in 2001.It’s a trend hitting the league regardless of market size or on-field success. In 2008, only five teams played to stadiums less than 95 percent full. That number has doubled this season at a time when TV ratings are at their best since 2006.The Washington Redskins have one of the NFL’s rising stars in quarterback Robert Griffin III and are playing to just 88.9 percent capacity this season. The surprising New York Jets have the nation’s largest metropolitan area to pull from and only 93.3 of those with tickets are showing up.Then again, New York can be a tough market.Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was on the 2007 Jets that limped to a 4-12 record. As the season wore on and the losses mounted, things got weird.“Pittsburgh came to town but it felt like an away game,” Cotchery said. “It was so loud in there. I remember us doing silent count and all of that stuff at home. But we were a bad team. I probably wouldn’t want to take my kid out in the cold and watch a bad team play football.”It can lead, in some instances, to the unnerving realization that players can’t simply rely on the juice – or the vitriol – from the crowd to get amped up.“When we play on the road, certain places are just known for being quiet,” Cincinnati left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “It’s almost like in the huddle, you have to keep reminding yourself to keep your energy up and realize that some of these places are really quiet and you have to create your own energy a little bit.”The NFL amended its TV blackout rule last year, allowing teams to sell only 85 percent of its prime tickets to meet the threshold necessary to have home games broadcast locally. While the decision has done nothing but goose TV ratings even further, getting folks into the stadium on a regular basis in some cities remains a tough task.Oakland and Jacksonville swath their stadiums in massive drapes that cover entire sections. It reduces capacity but hasn’t exactly increased demand. While the atmosphere has improved with the Raiders, only 81.4 percent of ticket holders make it to their seats. More than 10 percent of those with tickets in Jacksonville don’t bother to get an eyeful of one of the league’s worst teams.Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer is prepping the Cardinals for an “interesting atmosphere” when they visit the Jaguars (1-8) on Sunday, where tickets are going for as low as $8 on StubHub. To be honest, he’s going to miss the opportunity to quiet a hostile environment, mostly because there likely won’t be one.“You can’t worry about any of those outside distractions,” Palmer said. “You’ve just got to focus on doing your job each and every play, and do what it takes to win the game, regardless of how many people are watching or who is in the stands.”Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stress the in-game fan experience remains important to the league. It also remains important to the bottom lines of owners, if only to fatten their wallets.When Personal Seat Licensing came into vogue, it created a new revenue stream by making fans plunk down thousands just for the right to buy tickets. It priced some longtime season ticket holders out of the market and as the U.S. economy sputtered, so did interest in making a significant financial commitment to get in the door when the living room can be just as inviting and significantly cheaper.And owners continue to press for new stadiums even as evidence mounts that less might be more. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has turned AT&T Stadium into a virtual ATM since it opened in 2009. Dallas averages more than 86,000 fans a game, well over 100 percent capacity, even as the team continues to hover around .500.The Falcons have barely been in the Georgia Dome two decades and already they’ve struck a deal on a new $1 billion building that will be ready by 2017.The Steelers aren’t greedy enough to ask for new digs, but they are planning to add an additional 3,000 seats at Heinz Field, even though they’ve never averaged more than 63,458 per game since its debut in 2001. All that’s left is deciding who picks up most of the tab. The issue remains in the Pittsburgh courts, though whenever the expansion is complete, the same factors that fans face every Sunday will remain in place.“It’s just how it works,” Cotchery said. “When you’re losing like (we did in New York), those decisions have to be made. Do I go to the game or do I not go to the game? I know it’s tough. “___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___AP Sports Writers Joe Kay in Cincinnati and Doug Ferguson in Jacksonville, Fla., contributed to this report.last_img read more