Food and Kitchen Tips

Quick No-Cook Meals for the Summer

Summer is in full swing and the heat is rolling in! This month we will focus on meals that require little to no cooking to help you beat the summer heat and keep your kitchen cool.

Use Fresh Produce in Season

Buying fresh fruits and vegetables in season will not only taste delicious but will also help you lower the cost of your grocery bill. When something is in season, it is the time of year that the crop ripens and is harvested for people to eat. Therefore, the food has their full flavor intact and is readily available.

VIDEO: No-Cook Meal Ideas

Believe it or not, it's easy to prepare a healthy meal without turning on the stove. Michael Marks gives us some great no-cook meal ideas!

VIDEO: Quick Meals Made with Non-Starchy Vegetables

Your Produce Man shares a few quick and tasty meal ideas that are packed with non-starchy vegetables and nutrition.

Find More Healthy Tips

Find more videos, on-the-go tips, and other articles to help with meal planning and food preparation.

Browse Tips

Healthy Little to No-Cook Summer Recipes

This month features recipes from The Six O’Clock Scramble by Aviva Goldfarb. Take a look at this One Day Meal Plan to see how you can prepare quick and tasty meals!

Read More

How Many Calories?

Calculate the number of calories you should eat each day to maintain your present body weight:

Please select an option before you continue.
Calculate My Calories

I don't do any physical activity other than what I need to do for my usual activities, such as going to work or school, grocery shopping, or doing chores around the house.

I do some moderate exercise every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk about 1.5 to 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's moderately active.

I am very active every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk more than 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's very active.

How Many Calories?

This number estimates how many calories you should eat per day to keep your body weight where it is now.

If you want to lose weight, you may need fewer calories. You should talk with your health care team for more personalized recommendations, but this calculator can help to get you started.

Calculate My Calories

*Estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories. An individual's calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates. Developed from the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.