For the summer your belly grumbles for chilled foods that require little or no time in the kitchen, but your body cries out for nutritious meals. If spreading sticky jelly and gooey peanut butter between two pieces of bread is your idea of a summer dinner, there is still hope for you to prepare a cool and creative meal.

The American Institute for Cancer Research said summer eating usually resorts to fast food, home delivery or other packaged food high in fat and calories and low in nutrients.

But don’t throw up your hands and head to the nearest fast-food joint; instead think cold soups, sandwiches, salads and other interesting entrées that require no heat to prepare.

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