Too hot to cook? Check out these healthy no-bake breakfasts and lunches! All gluten-free, with grain-free with keto, paleo, and vegan options, as well!
No Baking, Please.
During the summer months, when the heat gets unbearable, cooking is the farthest thing from my mind. I hate turning on the stove-top or oven, and even the thought of a crockpot-cooked meal makes me sweat. My menu during the warm months usually looks a little like this:
Dinner: ice cream
Yes, ice cream. Just being honest, here. Of course it’s homemade, healthy ice cream, though. 😉
If you’re on the same page as me, I collected a boatload of healthy, no-bake breakfasts and lunches to nourish you when it’s too hot to cook. Everything from grain-free smoothies, to delicious veggie-full salads and wraps.
For the dinner ice creams, you can find them over here…. 😉
Smoothies & Smoothie Bowls
Even though I do enjoy a good warm breakfast during the colder months, I can be found eating a smoothie or smoothie bowl for breakfast any time of year! These delicious no-bake breakfasts are full of nourishing ingredients! From antioxidant-containing fruits to add-ins like kosher, non-GMO gelatin (I use Perfect Supplements), these are some ultra-delicious breakfasts!
Banana Nut Butter Smoothie
Easy and delicious, this paleo and GAPS friendly Banana Nut Butter Smoothie is a breakfast favorite the whole family will enjoy!
The Everything Smoothie
Loaded with plant protein, probiotics, fish oil, Vitamin C, and more, The Everything Smoothie from All the Nourishing Things is big and hearty, enough for a meal! It’s a fast and easy way to get your greens, protein, and blood sugar-friendly carbs!
High Protein Golden Milk Smoothie
Heavenly, indulgent goodness, this High Protein Golden Milk Smoothie from Recipes to Nourish makes the perfect snack or breakfast on the go. This 9 ingredient smoothie is full of flavor and perfectly spiced with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. It’s easy to make, packed with protein, naturally sweetened with honey and dates plus has a no sugar option.
Chocolate Almond Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie
A 5-minute Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie recipe to transport you to the tropics and provide loads of benefits! This inflammation-soothing smoothie from Wicked Spatula needs just 6 ingredients.
Ginger, Banana & Kale Spring Cleaner Smoothie
Packed with nutrition and a simple, natural sweetness, this Ginger, Banana & Kale Spring Cleaner Smoothie is going to become a favorite!
Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie
Treat yourself to this Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie! It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nourishing ingredients, plus it’s sugar-free, dairy-free and delicious too.
Carrot Orange Smoothie
This simple, allergy-friendly, plant-based Carrot Orange Smoothie is a delicious and vitamin-packed way to start your day. Or use it to cool off during the summer heat!
Antioxidant Blueberry Orange Smoothie
Treat yourself to a big glass of this Antioxidant Blueberry Orange Smoothie! It’s so refreshing, packed with protein and nourishing ingredients plus it’s sugar free and perfect for breakfast or snacks.
Anti-Inflammatory Banana Peach Smoothie
Easy and nutrient dense, this Anti-Inflammatory Banana Peach Smoothie makes a delicious breakfast or snack! Naturally sweetened, it’s 100% paleo and GAPS-friendly.
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
Enjoy apple pie all year ’round with this delicious and healthy gluten-free Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl! It’s an easy gluten-free breakfast or treat, and can easily be made paleo or even vegan!
Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Beets & Berries Smoothie Bowl
Bursting with color, flavor, and nutrition, this gorgeous paleo and GAPS-friendly Beets & Berries Smoothie Bowl is the perfect breakfast or midday pick-me-up.
Nutrient Dense Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Keto Green Smoothie Bowl
Chocolate Berries & Greens Smoothie Bowl
Decadent and nourishing, this Chocolate Berries & Greens Smoothie Bowl is full of delicious and energizing, nutrient-packed ingredients! It’s naturally gluten-free, and dairy and refined sugar-free, too!
Peach Cherry Smoothie Bowl
Salads & Wraps
Now that we’ve covered the no-bake breakfasts, let’s move on to lunch! From easy, filling salads, to fun wraps and pinwheels, these no-bake lunches are great for summer days. If you’re needing something to take to work or pack for a school lunch, these are great options, too!
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Copy-Cat Chick-fil-A Market Salad
Bursting with fresh greens, fruits, and veggies, this paleo Copy-Cat Chick-fil-A Market Salad is a wonderful at-home option for salad lovers who need to stay away from sugars, dairy, and other unnecessary ingredients.
Avocado Salad in Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
This Avocado Salad in Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen is one of the most delicious way to eat avocados. The sun-dried tomato dressing is so versatile that I use it in all sort of dishes, truly a star on it’s own!
Sesame Zucchini Noodle Salad
Peach, Berry, Burrata and Prosciutto Salad
This Peach, Berry, Burrata and Prosciutto Salad from the Organic Kitchen comes together super quick, making it a summer go to. It also tastes great with rotisserie chicken tossed in addition to or instead of prosciutto.
5-Minute Mexican Chicken Salad
Asian Chicken Salad
This Asian Chicken Salad from Allergy Free Alaska is one healthy meal you can feel absolutely great about feeding your family. Crunchy Napa cabbage is combined with other veggies, tender chicken and topped with a sweet and spicy Sriracha dressing.
Strawberry, Cucumber and Arugula Salad
Tuna Egg Salad
Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
Healthy Caesar Salad
Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl
Ultimate Greek Salad with Mini Sweet Peppers
In need of an easy greek salad recipe to shake up your salad routine? This Ultimate Greek Salad with Mini Sweet Peppers from Healthy Christian Home is sure to impress! It’s filled with a variety of colorful veggies, feta cheese, olives, and topped with homemade greek salad dressing with lemon.
Chipotle Lime Tuna Quinoa Wraps
Celebrate summer year-round with these delicious grain-free Chipotle Lime Tuna Quinoa Wraps!
Buffalo Tahini Quinoa & Rice Wraps
A quick and easy lunch idea for those hectic days! Buffalo Tahini Quinoa & Rice Wraps from Strength & Sunshine that are gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy-free, and freezable! A great recipe to meal prep so you’ll always have a delicious option ready to go.