No-Cook Recipe Roundup: Lunch, Dinner & Sides

Aug 29 2018

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Question@2x Hey Lisa,

It’s so hot outside that I just don’t have the desire to turn on my stove or oven! I’m in desperate need of some great recipes that require no cooking. Can you help me out?

Cook-Free Carrie in CA
Answer@2x Hi CFC,

I feel you. (TOTALLY!) And just for you (and anyone else in the same boat right now), I've got a dozen easy and delicious recipes that require no cooking whatsoever. Check ‘em out!

Oven-Avoiding Lunches & Dinners

Ready-to-eat shrimp and precooked chicken are major lifesavers during the summer…

Scoopable Salads Sans Cooking

Have a single serving as a snack or side… or double your portion for something more substantial! HG tip: If you've got precooked protein on hand, feel free to add it to the meatless recipes here...

Chew on this:

Did you know that August is National Brownies at Brunch Month? With the weekend just around the corner, we figured you might need a good recipe. These Cream Cheese BrownieZ are at your service!

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