Getting Comfortable in the Kitchen

Kitchen Clips

Have you ever read a basic instruction on a recipe and wondered how to do that? Then take heart! Watch our how-to videos and in a few seconds you will have the answers to how to mince garlic, strip kale, seed a tomato and a myriad of other puzzles that have kept you from being the kitchen whiz you were meant to be. Astound your family and friends with your know-how!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has some great short videos ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes on some kitchen basics!  Learn how to dice an onion, core and apple, drain tofu or even broil a fish fillet!

Other Good Websites for the kitchen beginner:

Plan a Meal:

  • Meals have 3-4 food groups:  1. Milk/yogurt, 2. Protein such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese, legumes or vegetarian offering such as tofu, 3. Vegetables/fruit, 4. Grain
  • Meals usually have 3-4 items on the table
  • Be thoughtful about portions, use the my plate system to help plate your meal to get the most out of it nutritionally. 

Credit:  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, J. Harris RDN LD, CSB Health Services