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5 Ingredients: The Easiest Veggie Sandwich

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

Veggie Sandwich
A pound of meat piled high on two slices of bread can be a bit much on a hot summer day (or any day really). Go light — and cook less — by prepping my fresh veggie sandwich, which is filled with healthy nutrients and comes together in minutes.

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Fresh & Fruity Freezer Pops

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

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This summer, skip your supermarket’s freezer section and quit flagging down the ice cream truck. Instead, make these quick and easy ice pops that are tailored to your taste buds. All you need to do is create your mixture, pour the liquid in the molds and stick them in the freezer. Give them half a day to freeze and, voilà, cool treats — perfect for the kids or entertaining friends!

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Market Watch: Summer Squash

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 5, 2009

Summer Squash Carpaccio
I love summer squash sautéed or roasted, but what about raw? Check out these two squash recipes full of fresh flavor and, best of all, there’s no cooking required!

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Spotlight Recipes: No-Cook Party Nibblers

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 5, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
If you’re planning a summer party or need something for your next beach-side picnic, skip the stove. (Who wants to deal with that on a hot, sticky day anyway?) Here are some ideas for a party spread that will help beat the heat, not create more.

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Make Your Own Iced Coffee

by in Healthy Tips, No-Cook Choices, August 4, 2009

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Sipping on a tall cup of iced coffee is definitely refreshing in the summer heat, but load it up with creamy and sugary add-ins and your drink can rack up the fat and calories. Here’s the skinny on creating a lighter iced coffee and more on one hot trend for making a cup of Joe: cold brewing.

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In Season: Watermelon

by in In Season, No-Cook Choices, August 4, 2009

Watermelon Slices
My dad and I have tried growing our own before, but they only made it to about the size of a grapefruit and ended up as food for garden critters. Because watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits, I get my fix from ones grown by professionals now. Read up on the benefits of this melon and how to pick the perfect one.

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Spotlight Recipes: Make It a No-Cook Week

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 3, 2009

Cool Cucumber Soup
Who needs to be slaving over a hot stove in this summer heat? Try some of these no-cook soups, main dishes and desserts that are a healthy — and cheaper — alternative to dialing up some takeout. They’re packed with fresh fruits and veggies, which means more vitamins and minerals on your plate.

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5 Ingredients: Cucumber Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, No-Cook Choices, July 2, 2009

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After I made this dish last week, my 4-year old daughter requested “crunchy cucumbers” at every meal. Serve this light salad at this weekend’s July 4th cookout or bring it along on a summer picnic.

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