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Summer Help Series: Easy Recipes for Hot Weather

When the mercury rises, there’s no need to get all hot and bothered.  If you can’t stand the heat…don’t cook in the kitchen!  Instead, use these easy recipes:

Simple Starters

Peanut Butter & Banana Wrap

Peanut Butter & Banana WrapYou can’t beat this fresh spin on an old favorite. Start with a whole-grain wrap, then spread a thin layer of natural peanut butter in the middle, and top with sliced banana.



Tomato & Ricotta Toast

Tomato & Ricotta ToastSlather 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese on a slice of whole-grain bread (toasted if desired), then top with thick slices of fresh tomato, plenty of black pepper and a few sprigs of herbs.




Mid-Day Meal

Shrimp Sandwich

Shrimp SandwichThaw the shrimp in the refrigerator in the morning. Rinse the shrimp and place atop a toasted whole-grain bun (try ciabatta) smeared with herbed cream cheese, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce.


Cold Pasta Salad

Cold Pasta SaladHave just a bit of leftover pasta or maybe a few bits of chopped veggies? Rather than a salad made mostly of pasta, lighten it up with more of the greens and just a bit of the pasta. Toss with your favorite bottled dressing.


Cucumber Cups

Cucumber CupsRemove the peel from a large cucumber. Using a mandolin or a vegetable peeler, make long, thin strips. Carefully form them into a circle and fill with your favorite salad.  Fasten with a toothpick. This also works with thin slices of carrot and zucchini.



Exciting Ending


Oreo Cream Crunch

Oreo Cream CrunchUse crushed Oreo’s for the bottom layer followed by cool whip. The third layer is chocolate pudding followed by more crushed Oreo’s. Add cool whip to the top and sprinkle with Health bars and a drizzle of caramel.


Apple Nachos

Apple NachosArrange the apple slices on a large platter. Drizzle the chocolate or caramel sauce over the apples. Top it off with chocolate chips and walnuts.



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