The 3 Week Diet

Low and No-Cook Recipes Perfect for Summertime

Meals That You Can Make in LESS than 15 Minutes

Summer is a busy time of year. We all want to be out of the house enjoying the longer daylight hours and warmer weather. These recipes will save you time in preparation as well as shopping.

Enjoy and let us know what you think

 

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BAKED PARMESAN TOMATOES

Total preparation time: less than 15 minutes

Actual cooking time: less than 15 minutes

Number of servings: 4

  • 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 450° F.

Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Source: EatingWell


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APPLE TUNA SANDWICHES

Total preparation time: Less than 15 minutes

Actual cooking time: No cooking required

Number of servings: 2

  • 2 6 ounce cans unsalted tuna in water, drained
  • 1 medium apple chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato

PREPARATION:

Combine and mix the tuna, apple, celery, yogurt, mustard and honey. Spread 1/2 cup of the mixture on bread slices. Top each slice of bread with lettuce, tomato and remaining bread. Cut sandwiches in half or as desired.

COOK’S NOTES:

3/4 cup fruits and veggies per person

Source: CDC Website


FROZEN CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER-BANANA POPS

Total preparation time: Less than 15 minutes

Actual cooking time: No cooking required

Number of servings: 4

  • 1 8-ounce container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 4 5-ounce paper cups
  • 4 wooden popsicle-type sticks or skewers

PREPARATION:

In blender, whirl yogurt, banana and peanut butter until smooth. Pour into bowl and stir in chocolate chips. Spoon into paper cups and insert sticks in the middle. (If sticks will not stand up, partially freeze mixture and then insert sticks.) Put cups into the freezer and freeze until solid. Peel off paper to eat.

Source: Diane N

 

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