Healthy Meals For When It’s Too Hot To Cook

During the “dog days” of summer, the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen by cooking meals. Fortunately, the abundance of fresh produce this time of year opens the door to all kinds of meal options that require minimal cooking. Add in outside grilling and you can give your oven a well-deserved rest until after Labor Day!

Give some of these recipes a try. Have some other favorites that didn’t make our list? Share them in the comments.

Healthy Meals For When It’s Too Hot To Cook

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta from Skinnytaste

Melon Salad with Prosciutto from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Healthy Fudgsicles from Detoxinista

Summer Detox Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette from Joyful Healthy Eats

Spaghetti with No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce from Good Housekeeping

Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers from Belle of the Kitchen

Sausage, Sweet Potato Noodles and Broccoli Skillet from Iowa Girl Eats


Homemade Fresh Summer Rolls with Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad from Homegrown in the Valley

Thai Turkey Burgers from Little Bits of

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa from Cooking Classy

Kate Miller
Kate Miller

Kate Miller, mom of 5, is on a mission to stay fit and healthy. As HealthyWage's Community Manager, she's fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring success stories day after day. In 2012, Kate lost 50 pounds and documented most of her journey right here on the HealthyWage blog. Since then, she's had to learn the subtle intricacies of staying on track by mastering the daily ebb and flow (and parties and holidays and periods of extreme laziness) of life.

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