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No-Cook Dinner Meals

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On Jun 24, 2016
No-Cook Dinner Meals

Raise your hands if you’re a no-cook kind of gal. It’s always quite funny when I tell people that my husband does most of the cooking, but hey, I’m learning so don’t judge me!

In the meantime, if you’re not a fan of hot oil splatters or oven mitts, there are some no-fuss, no-stove dinner options that are still ridiculously delicious. Plus, who really wants to be slaving over a hot stove with the rising temperature?

These options are easy to make, healthy to consume, require little preparation time, and will leave you feeling just as full as hubby’s five-course meal. (What a show off)

1) Tuna Lettuce Wraps

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What you’ll need:

  • Tuna
  • Feta cheese
  • Olives
  • Bell peppers
  • Chickpeas
  • Tomatoes
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Red onion
  • One lemon juiced
  • Iceberg lettuce

What to do:

  • Stir together tuna, cheese, bell peppers, red onion, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, and sea salt all together in one large mixing bowl.
  • Add tomatoes in with the mixture
  • Place a scoop of the mixture into a large piece of lettuce and wrap up and that’s it!

2) Caprese stuffed avocado

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What you’ll need:

  • Two avocados (pitted)
  • ½ cup Cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ cup mini marinated mozzarella balls (halved)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

What to do:

  • Scoop out both avocados leaving just a small border, then dice avocados and put aside.
  • Toss together diced avocado, mozzarella, balsamic, and olive oil together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salad mixture into the avocado halves and garnish with basil.

3) Black Bean Salad

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What you’ll need:

  • ½ avocado
  • ¾ fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cup black beans (cooked or can)
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • ½ grape tomatoes

What to do:

  • Put avocado, cilantro, yogurt, scallions, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place greens in a salad bowl and toss together with two tablespoons of dressing. Top the greens with black beans, corn, and tomatoes, and dinner is served!

4) Apple and Chickpea salad wrap

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What you’ll need:

  • ½ diced apple
  • ½ cup rinsed garbanzo beans
  • One hard-boiled egg diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • One tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • Two flour tortillas

What to do:

  • Combine all the salad ingredients in one mixing bowl, then mix together the oil and balsamic vinegar with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle this all over the salad and toss to ensure that the entire mixture is coated
  • Pile about half of the salad in the middle of a tortilla and fold the side flaps inward followed by rolling it up like a burrito.

Dinner is served, enjoy!

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