Certificate to Learn Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals Online Course

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Learn How to Prepare Luscious Low Fat Meals Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This Certificate to Learn Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals Online Course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to ferret out fat in recipes, and discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious! You'll discover how to get in and out of the kitchen faster, including tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You'll also learn a dietitian's tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. You'll have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes, with each recipe demonstrating a topic that's covered in the lessons. Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course
Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of...

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Requisitos: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to date...


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There are 12 units of study The Functions of Fat

Have you always suspected the only function of fat was to attach itself to your stomach, hips, or thighs? In our first lesson, we'll uncover the functions of fat in cooking and discuss easy, lower-fat ways to replace these functions. We'll begin to identify high-fat ingredients in recipes, too. You'll use your new skills to prepare a quick and easy Chicken a la King that's lower in fat but even more flavorful than the original recipe!  Then you'll try your hand at a luscious and lowered-fat recipe for Lasagna Mexicana.

'Tis the Seasoning

In Lesson 1, you learned that two of the functions of fat are carrying flavor and adding "mouthfeel." Seasonings are a fat-free way to improve flavor and mouthfeel. We'll explore the functions of seasonings in lowered-fat cooking, and we'll discuss several of the most commonly used seasonings and their uses. You'll also learn about flavor profiling, and then use these terrific techniques to create three easy, flavorful lowered-fat recipes: Mexican Shepherd's Pie, Greek Pizza, and New World Pasta y Fagioli.

Talking Sauce

Many recipes are based on sauces, and many of them tend to be high in fat. In today's lesson, we'll look at the functions of fat in sauces. We'll discuss several ways to make easy and delicious lowered-fat sauces. You'll use this knowledge to prepare a classic Lowered-Fat Macaroni and Cheese, and an easy, elegant Fettuccine Tofredo with Chicken and Broccoli, both of which are deliciously smooth and rich. You'll learn how to use canned condensed soups to make easy low-fat sauces when you make Quick and Easy Turkey Tetrazzini. And you'll discover the differences between opaque and glossy sauces as you prepare my quick and easy recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Using Add-In Ingredients

This lesson is a student favorite! Today we'll define add-in ingredients, and you'll discover how to incorporate them into delicious lowered-fat recipes. Armed with this knowledge, you'll prepare a kid-friendly Spaghetti Pie that adults will love, too! If you enjoy Asian cuisine, you'll be delighted with my 15-minute recipe for Spicy Peanut Chicken. You don't have even 15 minutes to make dinner? After you apply your knowledge of seasoning, flavor profiling, and add-in ingredients, no one will believe you made Very Veggie Soup using canned and frozen foods. Last but not least, I'll share with you the alterations I made to a typical restaurant-style fried rice recipe to create an unforgettably delicious "Fried" Rice.

Making Meals with Meat and Poultry

Have you sworn off red meat because it's too high in fat or it's too difficult to prepare tender and flavorful cuts of lower-fat meats? Are you sick to death of the same old recipes for chicken? If you answered yes to either question, you'll love this lesson! You'll uncover many tips and tricks for preparing tender and flavorful meals based on leaner meats when you prepare Ground Beef Stroganoff, Pan-Broiled London Broil, and Sweet and Sour Meatballs. We'll revisit flavor profiling as we explore rubs and marinades, two great ways to enliven plain old poultry. To showcase these skills, you'll prepare Cinnamon Chicken. And finally, you'll discover how to convert a time-consuming recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu into a quicker, easier, and lower-fat casserole recipe.

Making Meals with Fish and Shellfish

Seafood offers so many health benefits that several health organizations recommend eating it at least twice a week. Unfortunately, many people avoid fish and shellfish because they aren't familiar with how to prepare it, or they're not excited about filling up the kitchen with that fishy aroma. Today we'll discuss how to choose seafood, and we'll prepare a bounty of fish and shellfish-based meals that won't leave your house smelling funny, including Grilled Ginger-Lime Salmon with Sauce, Drunken Cod, Poached Asian Salmon, Fish Puttanesca, Thai Shrimp, "Crab" Salad, Quick Crab Bisque, and Asian Tangerine Scallops.

Marvelous Meatless Meals

Are you suspicious of soybeans? Any doubts you may have will be dispelled when you taste Marinated Three-Bean Salad and Farmer Chili. Are you baffled by tofu? You'll discover how easy it is to use it to replace high-fat ingredients like cream and whole eggs when we prepare Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, Pasta Carbonara, Spicy Peanut Tofu, Tofu Pumpkin Custard, and Tofu Guacamole. As easy and delicious as these recipes are, what most students enjoy about this lesson is sneaking healthful soybeans and tofu into their family's meals. Your diners will never be the wiser, either!

Thinking Like a Dietitian in the Kitchen

Are you tired of never having an answer to the question, "What's for dinner?" If you shouted "Yes!" then this your lesson! Even if you usually have dinner under control, you'll be delighted to learn how to develop and use a cycle menu to save you time, reduce food waste, and help encourage diner acceptance. To prove these points, we'll prepare Bean and Basil Salad, Tomato-Basil Meat Sauce, Chicken Curry, Shrimp Cashew Salad, and Greek Skillet. We'll also discuss how to develop a grocery list that works for you. We'll finish up by taking a look at shopping for groceries, including the pros and cons of online and warehouse shopping.

Casseroles, Slow Cooker Cookery, and Oven-Fried Foods

Break out your slow cooker and discover how delicious and easy lowered-fat cooking can be! We'll prepare an exotic but oh so easy recipe for African Chicken. You'll learn how to convert the Chicken à la King recipe we prepared back in Lesson 1 to a slow cooker recipe. We'll uncover the secrets of lowered-fat casserole cookery as we prepare a yummy Chicken Enchilada Casserole. And if you've given up deep-frying because it's too high in fat, you'll love my recipes for Oven-Fried Chicken, Oven Fries, and Oven Onion Rings. You'll be licking your fingers because these recipes taste so good—not because they're greasy!

Cupboard and Freezer Meals

If you're like me and you prefer to cook rather than clean, you'll love the tips and tricks we'll discuss in this lesson! We'll examine how to organize and take control of the pantry, kitchen, refrigerator, and freezer. I'll share with you my kitchen cleanup tips, too. Once we've got things organized and tidy, I'll share what I call cupboard meals. I fall back on these family-favorite recipes when I'm pressed for time—Chicken Florentine Pasta, Speedy Lasagna, and Quick Chicken Risotto. We'll revisit flavor profiling and discuss another way it can benefit you when we prepare Caribbean Chicken Pizza. And, we'll use the slow cooker to prepare Mexican Pork, a simple but delicious twofer recipe.

Surviving Summer Cooking

In this lesson, you'll learn how to keep cool as a cucumber on the hottest dog day of summer as you prepare Summer Seviche, Gazpacho, and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad. You'll find out how to use your small kitchen appliances to make Slow Cooker Iberian Meat Loaf and Tomato-Olive Bread. And you'll beat the heat while grilling up Grilled Margherite Pizza, Grilled Veggie Medley, and Grilled Fruit Cups. These summer-perfect recipes are so scrumptious, though, you'll want to enjoy them year-round!

Putting It All Together

Bring your sweet tooth to this lesson! You'll have several opportunities to wow your taste buds, as you'll prepare Very Cherry Cake, Tofu Key Lime Pie, and Peanut Butter Cup pie. You'll learn how to choose and make tasty, colorful lowered-fat side dishes, including Fruit Salad, Asian Coleslaw, and Green Beans and Bells, as well as a variety of garnishes. We'll talk about one last hurry-up technique—how to break the rule of mise en place—in this last lesson. To close out the course, we'll discuss the basics of evaluating nutrition research.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes,...