7 No Cook Dinner Ideas For Healthy Blood Pressure Levels!
No cook dinner ideas are great solutions on those hectic days when you don't have time to cook. You’re looking for something to satisfy your cravings, something that’s refreshing, crisp and delicious during the hot summer days, when there’s no need to use the oven or stove and heat up the house.
These no-cook dinner ideas are the perfect meal on a summer evening, that will provide you with tons of opportunities to improve your eating habit.
A Week's Worth Of No Cook Dinner Ideas
Here are seven no cook dinner ideas that will help you put nutritious food on the table that your whole family will enjoy, and not spike your blood pressure numbers.
When you have leftover cooked pasta, it's best to keep it separate from the sauce when stored in your fridge. This keeps it from getting mushy and gives you an easy way to throw together a pasta salad in a pinch. Use up dressings, veggies, shredded rotisserie chicken, and anything else in this simple, no-cook meal.
Pasta can be eaten chilled and its delicious.
Raw Pad Thai:
If your zucchini needs to be used up, spiralize it and make it the base for a raw version of Pad Thai. This zesty dish will have crunchy textures and loads of flavor that make eating vegetables enjoyable. This is so good!
The right kind of salad can be a filling meal on its own or with leftover soup. Try adding drained and rinsed white beans to a caprese salad to give it more substance, create a cobb salad, or take your Asian leftovers to put atop a salad. Delicious!!
Vietnamese rice paper wraps only need to be dunked into water to soften first. Then you can fill them with fresh vegetables and any leftover chicken, tofu, or seafood that you have on hand to make spring rolls.
If you have creamy peanut butter, you can make a dipping sauce with the addition of honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, tamari, garlic, and water as needed to adjust the consistency.
Stuffed Avocados or Tomatoes:
Stuff some slices of avocados with tuna salad, egg salad, or other leftovers, you'll be putting them to good use without turning on your oven or stove. The same goes for tomatoes. Hollow them out and fill them with your filling of choice.
Whole Grain Sandwiches:
The possibilities are endless when it comes to sandwich fillings. Use whatever you have on hand that would make a great sandwich, and pair a side salad for some extra nutrients. Use up leftover hummus or pesto to smear onto your bread to give your sandwiches an upgraded restaurant taste.
Wraps also offer infinite combinations. Using wraps can help you tie up loose ends with leftovers of all kinds to make unique meals. Put together your leftover baked salmon from last night and wrap it up with kale and some Caesar dressing. Easy and done in minutes.
With these no-cook dinner ideas, you and your family will still be able to eat well, even on the busiest of nights.
Also did you notice how nutritious all these no-cook dinner ideas are? Putting together healthy meals can be quick and easy, so let me help you put together a plan on achieving and maintaining normal blood pressure numbers.
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