How To Successfully Cook Without Oil

How To Successfully Cook Without Oil

Oils, like different foods, are not good or bad. Their usefulness can be drawn when they are compared to other foods. You should not necessarily avoid using oil because it’s bad, but you should cook without it if your body responds negatively to certain oils. Viewed from a nutritional perspective, there is no justification why you must include oil in your food. Failure to use it may not make a difference and you will not get problems because your food does not contain oil. If you would like to successfully cook without oil, here are some guidelines you might find enlightening.


The simplest solution you could use when you want to cook without oil is steaming. While steaming, you should make sure that you have added spices to the end to create the best flavors. If you don’t have a steamer, use a flat-bottomed pan to steam veggies. The trick is to add enough water or broth and then cover the pan to get the food boiling. Cover tightly as the veggies continue cooking and cook for about 2 minutes. After removing from the heat, you should allow the food to steam for about 5 minutes. If you like, add some spices before serving.

Use Simple Substitutes

There are many ingredients that can be used in place of oil and butter. Good examples include water or broth, apples ace, lemon juice, and banana. Water or broth comes as a perfect choice when you want to steam the food, and it works well for vegetables and meat. Applesauce is also good because it does not have a heavy flavor that may interfere with the taste of your food. With these alternatives, what you must watch is the food sticking to the pan, so you should use methods of preparation that encourage steaming.

Use Non-Stick Pans

While cooking without oil, one of the challenges is the food sticking in the pan. This problem can be resolved by getting a non-stick pan that will prevent food from sticking and burning. This is the best solution if you don’t want to get frustrated with checking regularly for the state of the food and other things.

Use an Air Fryer

Air fryers are a recent innovation in cooking that you might find useful in your cooking process. These have been around for several years and are getting popular. When you want to cook without oil, choosing an air fryer is one of the best decisions as it heats quickly and will prevent food from sticking to the sides. It is an innovative solution that will help you prepare food that is healthy and delicious without using oil.

Cooking without oil may sound like an impossible ordeal, but when you consider the processes you need to make it successful, this is the easiest thing you may want to try. What you need is to observe that you use a solution that will prevent food from sticking on the pan. You can use an air fryer or non-stick pans for the best results. Also consider substitutes of oil like water and broth.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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