During the summer, cooking less not only means less energy is used but also keeps additional heat from being added to your home. Follow these tips to reduce the impact that cooking has on your energy bills:
Sandwiches, salads, and fresh fruits are great go-to foods for staying cool.
Prepare multiple meals at once and stash the extras in the freezer. Heating them up in the microwave will use less energy.
Cutting items like vegetables into smaller pieces will speed up cooking process.
Covering pots and pans will keep the heat cooking your food rather than escaping into your home.