In the summer, your house can be a reprieve from the hot weather. Stay away from your oven and stove and keep your kitchen cool by whipping up dishes that don’t require heat. To help you along, we’ve put together some flavorful recipes that follow the mantra of “No heat? No problem.”
Fuel up with these simple and trendy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites. They only take 15 minutes to put together so you can whip up a batch while your coffee brews or make them ahead so they’re ready when you wake up. With ingredients like oats, almond butter, dried cranberries and Pure Orange Extract, this bite-sized breakfast is packed with both the nutrients and flavors to kick-start your morning.
Tackle the afternoon slump by preparing an Acai Berry Smoothie. By satisfying your taste buds and filling you up on-the-go, you won’t need to reach for a bag of chips or candy bar. The only sweeteners in this smoothie are honey and Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, so you get all the tastiness of a fruit smoothie with none of the guilt.
If you’re tired of eating what feels like the same salad over and over again, mix it up with this Zucchini Noodle, Blackberry and Mango Salad with a Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette. This salad is tangy, refreshing and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. The sweetness in the mango marries well with the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans in the dressing, balancing the acidity of the vinaigrette. Although everything is fresh, from the whole fruit to the homemade dressing, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare.
After a day of clean eating, treat yourself to this Black Forest Brownie Dip. It’s great with graham crackers, fruit or marshmallows, or just pick up a spoon and dig in. Because there are no eggs or flour in this recipe, you don’t have to worry about eating it as-is. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste is in both the cherry swirl and the brownie dip, bringing a mellow and creamy sweetness to the overall dish.
Which no-heat, no-fuss recipes do you turn to when it’s so hot that you can’t be bothered to turn on your stove? Share your favorites with us on social media by using the hashtag #NielsenMasseyInspires.