Cooking Basics

Cooking Methods

If you are on the hunt for a healthier recipe, look for cooking methods that don’t require additional fat.

putting a casserole in the oven to bake

No Added Fat:

  • Baking: To cook in an oven 
  • Grilling: To cook from direct heat that is below the food 
  • Broiling: To cook from direct heat that is above the food, typically in an oven or toaster oven.
sauteing vegetables on stove

Needs Added Fat:

  • Frying: To cook by submerging at least part of the food in a skillet of fat 
  • Sautéing: To cook quickly over high heat with a little fat 
  • Stir-Frying: Similar to sautéing. In stir-frying, the food is constantly moved around by stirring or shaking the pan.

How to Measure Ingredients

Make sure your recipe turns out great every time by measuring your ingredients correctly.