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Healthy Summer Recipes: Thai No-Cook Stir-Fry, Italian Tuna Salad Wrap, Stuffed Tomatoes

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In the hot summer months, the idea of cranking out extra heat to cook a meal can seem less than appealing. Here are a few new recipes that require no cooking at all -- COOL!

 
 
Spicy Thai-Style No-Cook Stir-Fry

PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, about 1 1/2 cups): 165 calories, 3g fat, 440mg sodium, 14g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 22g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

This dish is all stir and no fry! Just grab some precooked chicken from the market (or make use of those leftovers!), and you're on your way to delicious-ville...





Ingredients:
1/4 cup low-fat Thai peanut salad dressing or sauce (like the kind by Litehouse)
2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
One 12-oz. bag (about 4 cups) broccoli cole slaw
10 oz. cooked and chopped skinless lean chicken breast
2 cups sugar snap peas, halved
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:
In a small bowl, combine salad dressing/sauce, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and mix well. Add dressing/sauce mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 15 minutes. If you just can't wait, go ahead and dig in!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 

 
 
 
Italiano Tuna Salad Wraps

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 wrap): 301 calories, 6.5g fat, 1,120mg sodium, 32g carbs, 7g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 35g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

Dining solo? Save half of the salad and assemble the second wrap another day. Have a chewing companion? Your pal's in for a TREAT!

Ingredients:
Two 5-oz. cans albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 tbsp. drained and chopped roasted red peppers (previously packed in water)
2 tbsp. sliced black olives
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
2 medium-large high-fiber flour tortillas with 110 calories or less each (like the kinds by La Tortilla Factory)
1 cup chopped lettuce
4 large tomato slices
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayo, red peppers, olives, and dried seasonings. Stir thoroughly and set aside.

Lay tortillas side by side on a clean dry surface, and evenly distribute lettuce over the bottom halves of the tortillas. Evenly top lettuce with tomato slices, followed by tuna mixture and basil.

Carefully and tightly roll up each tortilla over the filling from the bottom to the top. Secure with toothpicks if needed. Slice in half, if you like, or just dig in! (But whatever you do, don't eat the toothpicks!)

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Tip: Sodium counters can save around 300mg per serving by using low-sodium albacore tuna.  

 
 
 
Cool 'n Crabby Stuffed Tomatoes

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 tomato): 145 calories, 4g fat, 765mg sodium, 20g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

These adorable crab-packed items are almost too cute to eat. ALMOST. After a few minutes of cooing over them, we totally got over their cuteness and devoured 'em...





Ingredients:
2 large round tomatoes, about 3 inches wide
2 tbsp. fat-free ranch dressing
1 oz. mashed avocado (about 2 tbsp. or 1/4th of an avocado)
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. onion powder
4 oz. flaked or chopped imitation crab (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
1 tbsp. chopped scallions

Directions:
Carefully slice off about 1/2 inch from the top of each tomato. Gently scoop out and discard the insides. Set aside the hollow tomatoes.

In a bowl, combine dressing, avocado, lime juice, salt, and onion powder. Mix thoroughly. Add the crab, cucumber, and bacon. Stir well.

Evenly distribute crab mixture between the hollow tomatoes. Sprinkle mixture with scallions.

If you like, cover and refrigerate until chilled. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 

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Hey! It's National Sandwich Month. And we just happen to have a couple of no-cook options for you: our Totally Nuts Creamy Chicken Salad Sandwich and our Chompable Chinese Chicken Salad Wrap!

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