Take advantage of recipes that don't require cooking, Clark County family and consumer science extension agent Jennifer Howard said. One example, she said, is the Fun Summer Chicken Salad, from the University of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service cookbook.
Fun Summer Chicken Salad
2 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 package (3 ounces) chicken flavored Ramen noodles, broken up, uncooked
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained. Save juice for dressing.
1/4 cup green pepper
1 seasoning packet from chicken flavored Ramen noodles
2 tablespoons sugar