Keep the Heat Off with Easy No-Cook Breakfasts

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In the sweltering days of summer, the last thing I want to do is cook anything over a hot stove. It’s the perfect time for those easy breakfasts where no heat is required and there are more than a few ways to do it.

Smoothies

It’s as simple as placing your ingredients in a blender and pushing a button. The only caveat is to watch portions so you don’t go overboard on calories.

Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothies (pictured above)

Peach Pie Smoothie

Peach Pie Smoothie

Honeydew Smoothie

Green Morning Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

Parfaits

Yogurt layered with your favorite healthy ingredients (including nuts, seeds, granola, whole-grain cereal and fruit) makes a light and cool breakfast.

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

Fresh Fruit Parfait with Lemon-Poppy Seed Yogurt

Yogurt and Fruits Parfait

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey-Vanilla Yogurt

Sandwiches

Simple ingredients stacked between bread can form a deliciously healthy morning meal.

New York Breakfast

Peanut Butter & Green Apple Toast

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.