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7 No-Bake High-Protein Meals For When It’s Too Hot To Cook

When it’s blazing-hot outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove. Keeping your home cool during the summer is serious business! Luckily, being prepped with some no-bake high-protein recipes will help you stay chill and still get your protein fix.

These healthy meals don’t require an oven—and they’re so delicious you’ll turn to them all season long.

healthy tuna salad

1. Healthy Tuna Salad

This creamy tuna salad by Downshiftology is loaded with 17 grams of protein, plus a delightful crunch from classic onions and celery. The Dijon mustard gives a nice kick to this anytime comfort food.

2. Chocolate Overnight Oats With Strawberries 

Also packing 17 grams of protein, these chocolate overnight oats from The Meal Prep Ninja taste just like decadent cocoa pudding. The recipe incorporates good-for-you ingredients like oats, cinnamon, and chia seeds, so you can feel like you’re indulging without actually indulging.

shrimp ceviche

3. Shrimp Ceviche

Trifecta Nutrition’s ceviche is low-carb, gluten-free, and contains zero added sugar. This flavor-packed dish feels super-sophisticated, only takes a few minutes to put together, and boasts 21 grams of protein. It’s a cold, refreshing meal that comes in clutch when the temp shoots up.

4. Power Protein Breakfast Parfait

Craving a quick, satiating treat? This breakfast parfait from Liz’s Healthy Table comes together in just five minutes. And, thanks to ingredients like cottage cheese, walnuts, and high-protein breakfast cereal, it offers nearly 19 grams of protein. 

miso chicken cabbage wraps

5. Miso Mango Chicken Salad Cabbage Wraps

If you’re looking for something to do with that leftover rotisserie chicken, look no further. With over 24 grams of protein and healthy fats, these flavorful chicken salad cabbage wraps from Cotter Crunch will brighten up your day. Loaded with mango, umami-filled miso, and crunchy cabbage, they’re as fun to eat as they are nutritious.

6. Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich 

Deli meat is an easy way to increase your protein intake without having to cook anything, and this sammie by Two Purple Figs is a healthy and tasty upgrade on regular ol’ cold-cut subs. Turkey, feta cheese, avocado, and spinach make for a rich, creamy flavor and offer 29 grams of protein to ensure you feel satisfied for hours. 

greek pita

7. Greek Pita

Calling all vegetarians, plant-forward eaters, and anyone looking to get a little more veg into their day! This easy-to-prepare pita from Hurry The Food Up will check all your Mediterranean cravings, thanks to a classic combo of onions, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese, and hummus. Oh, and each pita is filled with 26 grams of protein. Win-win. 

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