Much of the country is gripped by hot temperatures. We’re not used to saying that in May! It isn’t even Memorial Day yet, but parts of the country are seeing temperatures in the 90s. In a lot of places, it feels like midsummer.
More than 38 million people in the U.S. had heat advisories this weekend! Many of us haven’t put our air conditioners in the windows yet. It’s time to prepare for the summer. One of the ways to get ready is by stocking up on good, no-cook recipes. No one wants to add warmth to the house on a hot day!
One of our favorite sources of protein in the summer is canned tuna. It’s already cooked and ready to go. There are tons of brands available. You should always check the label to see how much salt has been added to the fish. We love this ready-to-eat fish and use it in so many dishes. Here are four great options that can help you on a hot night!
This pasta doesn’t need to be cooked and won’t upset your blood sugar! It’s made from hearts of palm. It’s much closer to regular pasta than zoodles. You can microwave the pasta if you want it warm. But it’s nice as a cold salad! With capers and lemon juice, this recipe has a bright flavor perfect for summer. A serving has 424 calories and 3.8 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
If you want a creamy dish, this one is for you. It calls for making your own zoodles. You can often buy them in the supermarket for the same price as a zucchini. That saves you time and effort, which can stop you from breaking a sweat! This recipe does call for heating cream and mascarpone, but it’s about three minutes of cooking total, so we still think it deserves to be on this list! A serving has 90 calories, four grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
This tuna salad has a kick from habanero peppers! If you want a bit of spice but aren’t into quite so much heat, you might want to use jalapeños instead. You can do a one-to-one replacement. You’ll still have heat, just not quite so much! To serve the salad, have it in a lettuce wrap with sugar-free pickled onions; the acid offsets the heat and adds extra crunch to the dish! A serving has 155 calories, six grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
This might become your favorite tuna salad recipe if you aren’t a huge fan of mayonnaise. We love that it uses avocado because you get its healthy fat and nutrients in your salad and the lovely creamy texture! You can play around with this recipe and turn it into a guacamole tuna salad by adding lime juice, cilantro and tomatoes! But, as it is written, with celery, onion and lemon juice, you have a very nice tuna salad you’ll love in salads or wraps. A serving has 292 calories, 7.9 grams of carbs and 5.1 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
With these dishes, you should be able to enjoy satisfying meals on nights when you can face toiling in the kitchen! You should always be able to have a great dinner, even when it’s too hot to cook.