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5 No-Cook Summer Recipes to Reduce Stress Weight Gain

Having that dinner dread again? Tired of leftovers for lunch? Bored with your smoothie?

We're all a little tired of cooking during quarantine. And we all have weight gain we are struggling against.

That's why these 5 no-cook recipes will brighten your nutrition, your palate and your perspective.

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Here are Nora's Top 5 No Cook Recipes for Slimming Down. These recipes are so simple, you don't even need instructions. It's simply a dump and stir or mix or blend recipe. That easy! That delicious. Feel free to add more greens or veggies as you have laying around.

1) Creamsicle Smoothie

Here's a simple cold orange flavored smoothie with a secret ingredient that will keep you full and stay sweet with only ~ 15 grams net carbs (less than a slice of bread!)

1 cup frozen mango 1 scoop vanilla protein powder ( I used Designer Whey) 1 orange, peeled and chopped 5 baby carrots 1 tsp tumeric. ~ 2 cups water

Blend until combined. Serve cold. Makes ~3 servings.

2) Summer Sausage + Lentil Salad

A perfect cold summer meal that involves no cooking and is high in fiber, healthy carbs and goes great with a chilled glass of wine.

1 package precooked lentils, rinsed and drained

2 cups high fiber pasta cooked + cooled

2 precooked chicken sausages, thinly sliced (spicy italian flavors are good here)

1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained

1 carton of cherry tomatoes halved (optional)

1 cup chopped parsley

2/3 cup no-sugar vinaigrette dressing, like Newman's Own

3) High Protein "Everything" Toast

Savory is nice + this is great because it's more protein without having to cook eggs. And for all the bagel lovers out there, this is a great high fiber, higher protein breakfast that tops out at 6 grams of fiber.

1 slice Dave's Killer Bread Thin Slice, toasted

2-3 tablespoons cottage cheese (2% or whole)

1/4 avocado, sliced

1 slice tomato

Sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning