No-bake recipes are an excellent choice any time of year to help save energy, especially in the summer when you want as little heat as possible in your home. Take a look at these no-heat recipes to practice good energy use habits, save money on energy costs and enjoy a yummy meal.
One of the best low-energy recipes for breakfast, or any time of day, is a nourishing bowl of overnight oats. This recipe uses zero heat and only requires the energy of your fridge, making it easy to put together and effective for reducing the use of high-energy appliances like a crockpot or oven. Overnight oats are also fantastic for personalizing. Choose from a variety of fresh fruits and nut butter, all with a base of oats, yogurt, and milk.
There are many salads out there, and many are naturally low-energy because they rely on fresh ingredients. We love this southwest salad because it has plenty of hearty ingredients to keep you filled up, and you don’t have to cook anything. The only energy you’ll need is a blender or food processor for making the zesty avocado dressing, and you have yourself a delicious dish.
Everybody loves a sandwich, and a pita is a nice twist on a classic. Chicken salad is an ideal way to use up leftover chicken from last night’s dinner. You can also use canned chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the store to stay heat-free in your home. You can typically buy fresh pita from your store’s bakery to enjoy just-baked freshness without baking at home. This chicken salad pita keeps it classic with grapes, cucumbers, and sliced almonds.
Much like overnight oats, you can personalize smoothies and enjoy them any time of day. With a quick blitz in the blender, you need very little energy, and you have something refreshing to fill you up. Keep it classic with a triple berry smoothie or explore other options by using tropical fruits like mangoes or exploring heartier smoothies with oats.
If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll love this Hawaiian dish that’s essentially a deconstructed sushi roll. This tuna poke bowl mixes raw tuna with savory flavors like sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic to give you a taste of Hawaiian culture. With all fresh and natural ingredients, you won’t need any heat, and you’ll have a well-balanced meal.
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