Course Description

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to reduce fat in recipes 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 will discover tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You will have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes.

Course Outline

  • Discover easy, low-fat alternatives and use them in your recipes
  • Learn how you can season food as a fat free way to improve flavor
  • Discover ways to make lowered-fat sauces for a number of recipes
  • Learn to use leaner meats to create delicious recipes
  • Discover how to replace high-fat ingredients, such as cream and whole eggs, with tofu
  • Learn how to prepare quick and easy lowered-fat recipes for main meals, side dishes and desserts

Learner Outcomes

  • The Functions of Fat
  • Tis the Seasoning
  • Talking Sauce
  • Using At-In Ingredients
  • Making Meals with Meat and Poultry
  • Making Meals with Fish and Shell-Fish
  • Marvelous Meatless Meals
  • Thinking like a Dietitian in the Kitchen 
  • Casserole, Slow-Cooker Cookery, and Ove-Fried Foods
  • Cupboard and Freezer Meals
  • Surviving Summer Cooking
  • Putting it All Together


Instructor-Led 6-week online course.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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Section Title
Luscious, Low-Fat, Lighting-Quick Meals
Online: Self Paced
Sep 11, 2024 to Oct 18, 2024
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $165.00
Section Notes

Instructor-Moderated 6-week online course. Final Exam due 11/1/24.

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Login information will be sent prior to the start of class via email. 

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