15+ No-Cook Recipes for Weight Loss

15+ No-Cook Recipes for Weight Loss

15+ No-Cook Recipes for Weight Loss

These recipes are the perfect choice if you’re looking for no-cook options to add to your menu. Each serving is low in calories according to our nutrition guidelines, plus it provides at least 6 grams of fiber to help you feel full and stay satisfied longer, which can help with weight loss. From our Veggie & Hummus Sandwich to Salmon-Stuffed Avocados, you can wave goodbye to your stove and enjoy these delicious options for any meal.

Muesli with Raspberries

Start your day off with whole grains, fiber and protein with this easy breakfast.

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

This mile-high vegetable and hummus sandwich makes the perfect lunch to go. Mix it up with different flavors of hummus and different types of vegetables, depending on your mood.

Lemony Lentil Salad with Feta

Jason Donnelly

This delicious lentil salad comes together in just 30 minutes and makes a wonderful hot-weather meal. Serve with whole-wheat pitas, if desired.

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include heart-healthy, omega-3-rich fish in your diet. Here, we turn it into a creamy salad to serve in avocados in an easy no-cook meal.

Spring Roll Salad

All the tastes, color and fun of a spring roll without all the work! This salad is bursting with the colors of rainbow from generous amounts of fresh vegetables, shrimp and whole grains all topped with a peanut dressing for the ultimate satisfying salad.

Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie

This easy fruit smoothie is made with just three ingredients–yogurt, fruit juice and whatever frozen fruit you have on hand. 

Green Goddess Salad

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer, Prop Stylist: Lydia Purcell


This gorgeous salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with an herby homemade dressing.

White Bean & Avocado Sandwich

Here we mash white beans into a creamy protein-packed spread for a satisfying and delicious sandwich with 15 grams of fiber.

Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This no-cook salad is a delicious way to use summer’s best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary.

Raspberry-Peach-Mango Smoothie Bowl

This stunning smoothie bowl is delicious and fully customizable, topped with whatever fruit, nuts and seeds you like best. 

Peanut Zoodles with Edamame

Photo by: Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.

A package of fresh zucchini noodles gets tossed with shelled edamame and store-bought peanut sauce in these 5-minute noodle bowls. 

Avocado Tuna Salad

Photography / Greg DuPree, Styling / Ruth BlackBurn / Julia Bayless

Jazz up a can of tuna with this easy salad. Silky avocado adds creaminess that’s cut with a hit of acidity from lemon and a briny punch from feta cheese. Romaine hearts and cucumber offer refreshing crunch.

Strawberry & Yogurt Parfait

Alexandra Shytsman


This strawberry parfait combines fresh fruit, strained yogurt and crunchy granola for an easy breakfast. Pack the parfait in a Mason jar for a tasty meal on the go.

Really Green Smoothie

The combination of kale and avocado makes this smoothie a vibrant green. Chia seeds lend a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl

Photography: Carson Downing, Food Stylist: Holly Dreesman, Prop Stylist: Gabe Greco


This hearty grain bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the fried tortilla-shell bowl. We’ve loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.

Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats

Powdered peanut butter is a handy pantry staple that makes a great vegan protein booster for oatmeal and smoothies. 

Vegetarian Sushi Grain Bowl

Skip the hassle of making sushi rolls at home and just go for this grain bowl. Start with a base of brown rice and add veggies, dressing and creamy avocado for a delicious and easy meal.

Strawberry-Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

A smoothie with strawberries, blueberries and banana is delicately sweet with a boost of protein from hemp seeds.