10 Healthy Dinners You Can Make Without a Stove
Sometimes when you’re making dinner, turning on the stove just isn’t an option. Maybe it’s the dog days of summer and it’s just too hot to even mention heat, or maybe the stove is on the fritz and you’re surviving repair bills. Either way, having a roster of dishes you can throw together that are delicious, as well as good for you, is a key step in becoming a super chef.
Having a few of these dishes in your back pocket almost guarantees you’ll never be forced to eat microwaved pizza pockets or boring bagged salad mix for dinner ever again.
Spice up your salads
There are tons of add-ons to a basic garden or Caesar salad that can make them super healthy, as well as filling enough for dinner. Once you’ve gotten your base (try an arugula or spinach mix instead of iceberg lettuce), add in as many different vegetables as you can think of.
The key when it comes to vegetables is to try and have as colorful a mix on your plate as possible. Chop up some bell peppers, toss in some shredded cabbage, or kick the whole thing up a notch with toppings like nuts, seeds, or berries for an added boost of flavor and fiber.
If you really miss the meat, you can buy packages of microwaveable, pre-cooked chicken slices or bacon to crumble on top.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Ok, it’s not the healthiest meal out there, but making your own pulled pork to use in a variety of sandwiches or burritos ensures that you know exactly what went into the recipe.
If you make it at home, you’re also more likely to pile on healthy toppings like cabbage, sliced apples, lettuce, or peppers to your plate at mealtime.
Ploughman’s Lunch (or Dinner!)
A ploughman’s lunch is an English meal which consists of a variety of breads, vegetables, cheeses, and cold meats. Traditional ploughman’s lunches came with a chunk of hearty oat or wheat bread, a Branston pickle, cheese, and ale.
You can make your ploughman’s plate however you like- try using pickled beans or onions instead of the chopped pickle, or mix it up with a variety of different cheeses. To make it even healthier, add a serving or two of raw vegetables to your plate. After you’ve assembled all the ingredients, plate it on your best platter and dig in!