8 time-saving recipes that don’t require cooking

Summer is here which mean you’d rather get your sweat on at the beach instead of in a hot kitchen preparing lunch over a stove.  Here’s a list of our favorite no-cook summertime recipes that don’t require a stove or oven so you can spend more time making memories in the sunshine.

Chicken pinwheel sandwiches

Pinwheel sandwiches are great because they’re so easy to make and your little one will keep coming back for more. Add a handful of carrots and you’ve got yourself a nice lunch. 


via Plain Chicken

Blackberry goat cheese salad

After you’ve picked blackberries (or bought them at the grocery store), add them with goat cheese for a flavorful and refreshing summer salad. Bonus: this dish can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. 

via The Modern Proper

Tuna stuffed avocado

Avocados are great because they can serve as bowls (hint: no dishes!) and provide a nice base flavor. You can add almost any type of salad to an avocado, like egg salad or tuna salad. 


via The Stay at Home Chef

Lunch sandwich kebobs

Say goodbye to just another boring sandwich and try these easy lunch meat kebobs. Your child will think they’re super fun to make and eat. 


via PureWow

Sonoma chickpea sandwich

Chickpeas are an excellent substitution for chicken if you don’t feel like turning on any appliances. This recipe only has four ingredients and will be a summertime hit. 


via Simple Veganista

Summer peach salad

Adding fruit to a salad is an easy way to hide the fact your little one is chowing down on some greens. This peach dish is packed with flavor and nutrients and can be stored as leftovers. 


via Ambitious Kitchen

Turkey veggie bagel sandwich

Who said bagels are just for breakfast? Transform your sandwich by swapping out bread for your favorite morning bagel. This turkey bagel sandwich is easy to pack and take on-the-go. 


via The Love Nerds

Three bean Greek salad

This three bean Greek salad makes the perfect addition to any sandwich or salad. It’s so hearty and delicious and will serve as a nice surprise to your lunchtime routine. 


via Little Spice Jar

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