Four of my favorite summer recipes because  . . . no cooking required!

By: Jodie Shield, RDN

When it’s hot outside, there is no way I’m turning on the oven! Sure, I could step outside and grill some Blackened Fish or Pineapple Chicken Kebobs. But when it’s really humid and sticky, I prefer to stock up on fresh ingredients, toss them together, assemble and eat. Here are my four go-to recipes that make summer eating a breeze.  I just added them to my iTunes app Time To Eat Healthy: Homemade Meals in Minutes.

Lightened Up Layered Salad

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Tuna Taco Ole’


Mexican tuna salad served in taco shells


Cowboy Chow

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Egg Salad

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Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N. Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

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