16 Store-Bought Eats For When It's Too Hot To Even Assemble A No-Cook Meal

There are the days when it's too hot to cook. Then there are the days when it's too hot to even attempt assembling a no-cook meal. And that leaves us with pretty limited eating options on the summer food front. Sure, takeout and dining out are always tempting fallbacks during the warmer months, but these alternatives are not entirely budget (or pack-up-and-go) friendly. So instead we turn to pre-made summer food staples that at the very least just need to be opened and the most require a quick spin in the microwave.
We've already talked about no-cook lunches, dinners, and shopping lists. So, now, we're going to take things a step further into the land of no cooking effort, whatsoever. And lucky for us, plenty of big name grocery stores offer up a smorgasbord of seasonal goods that come ready for instant unwrapping and noshing. Or, options that are just a microwave button away. All you have to manage is swinging by the nearest location (preferably at a cooler point in the day) and stocking up.
We rounded up 16 of our favorite summer store-bought eats, ahead. Scroll on for plenty of burritos, salads, slaws, grain bowls, mixed fruit cups, and more to be enjoyed hot or cold (your choice).
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Zap TJ's fully cooked falafel in the microwave for fast snack served with hummus or as a tasty salad topper.

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Falafel, $3.69, available at Trader Joe's.
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Evol's line of veggie cups are the ideal totable green summer snack or side.

Evol Ginger Sesame Sweet Potato Veggie Cup, see store for price, available at Target.
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We'll be stocking our fridges with Sukhi's savory street wraps for speedy summer lunches on the fly.

Sukhi's Street Wrap Chicken Vindaloo, $3.69, available at Whole Foods.
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Munch on TJ's Sriracha-baked tofu solo as an anytime snack — or throw it on your salad for a major flavor boost.

Trader Joe's Sriracha Baked Tofu, $3.69, available at Trader Joe's.
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Don't bother with washing, slicing, and combining your fruit bounty — just grab one of these cups.

Earth's Best Berry Blend Organic Fruit Cups, see store for price, available at Target.
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Super green salad to-go, please — this baby has green beans, spinach, feta cheese, broccoli, walnuts, kale and avocado citrus dressing.

Trader Joe's Salad Palette Super Greens, $4.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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If there's such a thing as summer lasagna, this Udi's broccoli and kale situation is it.

Udi's Gluten Free Broccoli & Kale Lasagna, $4.99, available at Whole Foods.
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We can't decide which of these two seasonal TJ's burritos we're more excited to sink our teeth into — so we may just end up throwing a half of each into our bag.

Trader Joe's Pork Carnitas Burrito and Chicken Asada Burrito, $3.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Snack on a mango-glazed skewer for a sweet and savory protein-packed pick me up.

Trader Joe's Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney, $5.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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All these organic veggie tamales need? A dash of hot sauce and two hands.

Buenatural Organic Green Chile & Zucchini Vegetarian Tamales, $6.99, available at Whole Foods.
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Pop one of these veggie patties between two slices of whole grain bread — or just cover in your favorite condiment and munch.

Hilary's Veggie Burger, $3.99, available at Whole Foods.
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We're digging this mango jicama slaw not only as a summery side dish, but also as a totable lunchtime salad.

Trader Joe's Mango Jicama Slaw, $4.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Grab this lemon chicken pasta fresh from the fridge for a chilled pasta salad situation.

Good Food Made Simple Lemon Chicken Pasta, see store for price, available at Target.
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Complete with all the fixings — a.k.a. greens, cabbage, carrots, cashews, dried mango pieces, and toasted coconut chips with mango tamarind cashew nut dressing to boot.

Trader Joe's Tropical Mango Salad Kit, $3.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Pop this pack of couscous with garlic, onions, and tomato into the microwave for a side of totable savory grains, whenever and wherever.

Simply Balanced Mediterranean-Style Couscous Microwaveable Cup, $1.19, available at Target.
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Although presumably a dish to be enjoyed hot, we're can't help but crave this lemongrass-basil noodle bowl chilled.

Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Fish Bowl, $5.49, available at Whole Foods.
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