Bring a Better Lunch
How a simple grocery store staple will feed you for about a week (and save you $40).
When the temperatures are rising towards 100 degrees and the humidity makes walking outside almost a dangerous proposition, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven. Now's not the time to roast a chicken. So put down the pots and pans. These mouthwatering no-cook meals prove that a satisfying dish doesn't have to come with hours of preparation and cooking. All you really need is some exciting flavor combinations along with plenty of fresh, in-season produce.
You've got to love the decadent yet effortless appeal of a ceviche. This date-worthy dish ups the citrusy flavor with a shot of tequila and cuts the jalapeno heat with some pineapple sweetness.
Serve with tortilla chips and some guacamole.
Top this fresh salad packed with Asian flavors with the shredded meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken, then finish it with crispy Chinese noodles and toasted sesame seeds.
This stands alone and doesn't require a side.
Think of these large rolls as sushi for beginners. Meaty smoked salmon is paired with crisp carrots and cucumbers and finished with mint for a tasty (and portable) meal.
Serve with edamame (easily prepared in the microwave).
Easier (and less expensive) than using lobster, this fresh take on a New England crab roll uses any kind of cooked crab meat you can get your hands on and literally comes together in minutes.
Serve with potato chips and sweet pickles.
This recipe comes with instructions for grilling the chicken as skewers, but you can easily spice up some pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken. Then build yourself a stuffed pita with plenty of veggies and Tzatziki sauce.
Serve with hummus and veggies.