Keep the Heat Off with Easy No-Cook Breakfasts

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.

Parfaits

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

YOGURT AND FRUIT PARFAITS, Rachael Ray, 30 Minute Meals/Breakfast for Dinner, FoodNetwork, Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt, Frozen Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries,Granola

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sandwiches

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

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.

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