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No-Cook, Healthy Recipes for Summer
With the first heatwave beginning, let's get ready to eat lite and healthy this summer! I'd like to share six of my favorite recipes. With temps now in the 90s, it's great that these recipes don't require any cooking at all. I hope you enjoy these easy and refreshing dishes!

Zesty Summer Soup

1/8 red onion
1 clove garlic
3 medium, ripe tomatoes
1 red pepper, seeded
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
For garnish: thinly sliced avocado or julienned basil

In a food processor, mince onion and garlic. Then add all other ingredients (except avocado or basil), and puree until smooth. For added texture, reserve a small amount of tomatoes, pepper, and cucumber, dice by hand, then stir into the pureed soup. Chill mixture a couple hours. Garish with avocado or basil.

Serves 2

A New Way to Experience Pineapple
Thai Pineapple Salad
Pineapple Salad

1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cubed
1 cup cilantro (loosely packed), roughly chopped
2-inch piece of ginger, minced
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 lime, juiced

Combine all ingredients gently in a mixing bowl, then transfer to a serving platter.

Serves 8

High Protein Punch
Four-Bean Salad
Four Bean Salad

1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 can green beans, rinsed and drained
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 cup Italian parsley, roughly chopped

1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Whisk all dressing ingredients together, then pour over salad.

Serves 8

Refreshing Breakfast

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk or non-fat dairy milk
Couple dashes cinnamon
1/2 apple, diced
1 tablespoon raisins
Small handful of raw, unsalted almonds, chopped
Small handful of berries

Before going to bed, mix oatmeal and soymilk in a covered bowl and place in refrigerator. The next morning, stir in cinnamon, apple, raisins, and almonds. Top with berries.

One serving

Satisfying Dip for Veggies

1 clove garlic
1 can chick peas, drained
Juice from one lemon
3 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
Salt and fresh pepper to taste

In a food processor, pulse garlic until it's minced. Then add all other ingredients and process until very smooth. Add additional water in small amounts as needed if hummus is too thick.

Optional garnishes: cumin, olive oil, toasted pinenuts

Lite and Healthy!
Carrot Salad
Carrot Salad

4 medium-size carrots, grated
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from one lime
2 tablespoons raisins

Combine all ingredients. Simple!

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