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Warm Mediterranean Chicken: Prepare a box of couscous in the microwave as label directs. Meanwhile chop up meat from a store bought rotisserie chicken while still warm.Toss chicken with halved cherry tomatoes and any other mediterranean ingredients you may have on hand. (sun dried

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    Warm Mediterranean Chicken: Prepare a box of couscous in the microwave

    as label directs. Meanwhile chop up meat from a store bought rotisserie

    chicken while still warm.Toss chicken with halved cherry tomatoes and

    any other mediterranean ingredients you may have on hand. (sun dried

    tomatoes,basil,olives and capers) Serve on a bed of couscous. Drizzle

    with a mixture of pesto and olive oil and sprinkle with diced mozzarella


    Eggless Salad: Drain a pkg of firm tofu and chop roughly. Use a for to

    mash up tofu with a dollop of mayo, a dab of sweet pickle relish, some

    dijon mustard,pinch of salt and ground tumeric. Stir in chopped

    celery.Serve on whole grain bread or with crackers for scooping


    Mango Bean Tacos: Combine a can of black beans, small can of corn, some

    diced red pepper and chopped mango in a bowl.Toss with enough green

    salsa to coat lightly. Spoon mixture into hard taco shells. Tope with

    shredded lettuce and sour cream


    BLT Wraps: Toss 2 cups finely shredded lettuce, a diced tomato, some

    thin sliced red onion and 6 slices crumbled cooked bacon with reduced

    fat blue cheese dressing. Spoon mixture down the center of 4 flour

    tortillas and roll up


    Pulled Chicken Sandwiches: Coarsely shred up the meat from a store

    bought rotisserie chicken. Combine with 1 cup barbecue sauce and 1/4 cup

    water in a bowl. Microwave until hot. Spoon chicken mixture onto 4 split

    kaiser buns and top with a spoonful of coleslaw


    Pierogi's and Peas: Empty a box of pierogi's into a bowl and cover with

    water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave 5 mins. Add 1 cup

    frozen peas and carrots. Microwave 3 more mins and then drain. Toss with

    a dab of butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes


    Greek Pizza: Spread your favorite kind of hummus evenly onto 4 uncut

    pita rounds. Top with shaved oven roasted turkey, jarred red pepper

    strips, sliced black olives and crumbled feta cheese. Cut into wedges

    and serve.


    Cool Cucumber Soup: In a blender combine 3 peeled seeded and chopped

    cucumbers, a cup of plain yogurt, pinch of salt and pepper. Blend until

    smooth. With the motor running add 3 ice cubes one at a time. Add a big

    handful of fresh mint leaves and blend again. Serve soup with cheese and



    Thai Beef Salad: Combine a large bag of romaine salad mix, a sliced

    cucumber, half thinly sliced red onion and a big handful of chopped

    fresh cilantro leaves in a bowl. Cut 12 ounces sliced roast beef into

    strips and add to salad. Sprinkle generously with sunflower seeds and

    serve with bottled Asian sesame dressing


    Smoked Salon Bagelwiches: Mash up half an avocado with half a pkg light

    cream cheese, squeeze lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spread onto cut

    sides of 4 toasted pumpernickle bagels. Sandwich smoked salmon and

    sliced cucumber between bagel halves


    Veggie Pitas: Mix 1/2 cup each hummus and plain yogurt with 1/4 cup

    bottled lemon or plain vinaigrette dressing. Microwave about 12 frozen

    veggie meatballs until hot or get some from the deli counter. Stuff into

    pita pockets along with shredded lettuce, carrots and sliced bell

    peppers. Drizzle with hummus sauce


    Soy Shrimp with Veggies: In a large bowl toss together a bag of precut

    stir fry veggies (or just chop up your favorite veggies yourself) a cup

    of canned or fresh pineapple chunks and 1 pound cooked shrimp. For he

    dressing: whisk low sodium soy sauce with a pinch of brown sugar, some

    lime juice, chopped fresh cilantro or mint. Pile shrimp and veggies on a

    bed of greens and pour dressing over top


    Polenta Lasagna: Mix container of ricotta cheese with a spoonful of

    grated parmesan cheese and a pinch of italian seasoning, salt and

    pepper. Slice a precooked log of polenta into 1/2 rounds. Arrange into a

    single layer in a microwave safe dish. Top each round with a dab of

    jarred eggplant caponata and a dollop of ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with

    grated mozzarella and microwave until warmed through


    Tex Mex Beef Pinwheels: Spread black bean dip evenly over 4 flour

    tortillas. Layer a few thin slices of roast beef and pepper jack cheese

    on top. Cover with a lettuce leaf and drizzle with taco sauce. Roll up

    tortillas tightly. Cut into bite size pieces and secure with toothpicks


    PB & Waffles: For each person toast 2 frozen whole grain waffles. Spread

    1 waffle with chunky peanut butter. Then top with granny smith apple

    slices. Spread the other waffle with apple butter (or your favorite jam)

    and sandwich together


    Edamame Salmon: Prepare a bag of microwaveable brown rice as directed on

    pkg. In a colander rinse 1/2 cup frozen edamame (green soybeans) under

    cold water to thaw. Drain welll. Toss the rice with a can of salmon, the

    edamame, some sliced green onions, a splash of apple cider vinegar and a

    drizzle odf sesame oil


    Panzanella with Chickpeas: Cut up half a loaf of day old crusty bread

    into cubes (sourdough works best) combine in a large bowl with a pint of

    halved cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, a can of chickpeas and 4 slices

    crumbled cooked bacon. Drizzle generously with red wine vinaigrette and

    toss well


    Shrimp and Green Beans: Empty a pkg of frozen green beans into a

    colander and rinse under cold water to thaw. Combine in a sering bowl

    with 1 pound cooked shrimp. Toss with low fat greek or sun dried tomat

    salad dressing. Then sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese


    Pickled Tuna Salad: Drain a large can of oil packed tuna. Save the oil.

    Flake tuna in a bowl.

    Toss with a can of small red beans, some chopped fresh parsley, sliced

    red onion and sliced pickled onions. To make a dressing whisk a bit of

    the vinegar from the pickled onion jar into reserved tuna oil, Seaon

    with salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice. Drizzle over salad


    Picnic Pizza Loaf: Slice a loaf of crusty bread in half horizontally and

    scoop out a bit of the dough. Spread both sides with olive tapenade. On

    bottom half spread some goat cheese then top with jarred rpasted

    peppers, marinated artichoke hearts and mixed greens. Close sandwich

    pressing down well. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let sit 10 mins

    before slicing


    Antipasto Kebabs: Cut up 8oz each ham, salami, provolone cheese into bie

    size cubes. Alternately thread onto skewers along with spanish olives

    and cherry tomatoes. Serve with pita bread and Italian dressing for



    Guiltless Guacamole Tostadas: In a food processor or blender ouree a can

    of cannellini beans with a splash of lime juice. Add some chopped

    avocado by hand. Spread guac onto hard corn tostads and arrange store

    bought ovven roasted chicken or turkey breast strips on top


    Power Tuna Sandwich: Mix 2 small cans of tuna with 1 cup low fat cottage

    cheese, some sliced green onions and a pinch of dried dill and pepper.

    Split 4 whole wheat english muffins. Mound tuna salad on top and serve

    open faced


    Microwave Stuffed Potatoes: Microwave 4 fork pierced sweet potatoes for

    about 12 to 15 mins turning once. Remove and let stand 5 mins. Meanwhile

    warm up 2 cans of black bean chili in the microwave. Slice potatoes

    lengthwise in half (but not all the way through) Top with vchili and

    shredded cheddar cheese


    Turkey Spring Rolls: Mix 2 cups broccoli slaw with 1/4 cup reduced fat

    mayo and a few tablespoons bottled peanut dressing. To assemble spring

    rolls place 4 large lettuce leaves flat on a cutting board. Top with

    shaved turkey breast, a scoop of panut slaw and some choped peanuts.

    Roll up lettuce to enclose filling

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    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">>>Budget101.com : 25 No Cook Meals<<
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    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">Thanks so much for sending these, with the weather here hitting over 100 degrees I am looking for lots of new ideas! I don't even feel like standing outside over the grill in this weather.
    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">
    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">Thank YOU!
    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">
    <SPAN class="421502812-07082008">Liss

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    Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes. Its only 90 here

    today, but I do not want to use the stove.

    Keep up the good work.


    I whomeworry@... wrote:



    > Warm Mediterranean Chicken: Prepare a box of couscous in the


    > as label directs.<HUGE EXCESS POST TRIMMED BY MODS>>



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