Food Project

Recipe Analysis (Chicken)


Boneless chicken

2tbsp Olive oil

1tbsp Salt

1tsp Oregano

1 Lime

1 cup of water


1. Place a pot on low heat and pour water inside

  1. Wash chicken parts in cold water
  2. Cut of the chicken into bite size pieces
  3. Place the chicken in the pot and cover, let sit there while water boils. (Medium heat)
  4. After water has precipitates and has cooked for about 10-15 minutes begin to add on the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Evenly distribute each ingredients and stir the chicken. Distributing half of the ingredients on one side, then stirring the chicken and then distributing the rest of the chicken. 
  6. Then let simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat. 
  7. Enjoy :)


Considering the amount of each ingredient for the amount of people it serves I can say that this dish is as healthy as possible. It’s mostly organic ingredients and it’s a little amount of each ingredient almost making it natural with the good flavor from the ingredients. This comes to show that there are a lot of foods that can be made with out the processed food and can still taste as good as food you can buy in a restaurant. This dish is made constantly in my house and through out my family. My mother began showing other who joined our family how to make food like this without all the processed food and at every gathering our food is made with the least amount of processed food.

Personal Reflection:

Throughout this unit my understanding of food has grown and has given me the ability to see food from a different perspective. I never really had much of a strong opinion about the outside food, the food that doesn’t really concern me. Since I stopped eating fast food since the age of 7 I’ve lost complete interest in it. Having the knowledge that it wasn’t good for me but not know the real reasons why it wasn’t. Now that we had a food unit I understood better what the importance of food was. The one thing that caught my attention was the many diseases that could be prevented with a healthy diet. That’s something that the majority of Americans aren’t realizing, the consumption of unhealthy food in America is too high. Even though food marketing isn’t making it any easier to eat healthy it’s still optional to eat unhealthy. 

I think our biggest problem in the food system is the expense. It’s more expensive to eat healthier foods like, organic food, fruits, vegetables that are good. Oppose to McDonalds food that a whole meal could be under $5. Now money has become a huge factor in our lives and saving it for the majority of americans is truly important; because of this we end up going for the cheaper for which happens to be the unhealthier food. 

Food Rules Slide

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