Choose foods that cook well in moist heat: chicken, fish, ground
meat, vegetables, sauces and soups.
Pieces that are about equal in size and shape will cook more
You can reduce the liquid used in cooking beverages, soups,
vegetables, fruits, and main dishes by about one third because less
evaporates in microwave cooking.
Choose a microwave-safe container slightly larger than the dish
required for cooking the recipe in a conventional oven.
To create a crusty look on baked items, grease pans with an
acceptable vegetable oil and add ground nuts or crumbs.
Add lowfat cheese and other toppings near the end of cooking to
keep the top from becoming tough or soggy.