Science and Society - Best - E Public Feed
eggplant and tomato pasta and kale pesto
3/4 lb of penne pasta
1pt cherry tomatoes
1 small eggplant
1 cup of olive oil (in total)
a bunch of kale
3 large cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
-cut the eggplant and the tomatoes into bite sized pieces
-combine eggplant, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
-roast in oven for 25 minutes flipping periodically
-combine the walnuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
-put them in a blender and blend until smooth
-boil the penne pasta accordingly,
-toss the pesto, the veggies and the pasta in a large bowl
-garnish with more parmesan cheese and chill if you would like.
bag of walnuts
so about 20% of my dish is processed
the dish would probably have no more than 300 calories all together. Most of the dish contains veggies and protein. There is no sugar content unless the little bit that could be in the tomatoes. There is only a little bit of fat in this dish because of the eggplant. After eating this dish a person will feel energized. I would recommend this dish to someone who just finished working out, or someone who wants to fill up with out all the calories. There are no health issues that could come from this meal, unless you use too much salt or something like that. If a person ate this dish ate this dish everyday, they would have very clean bowels. Otherwise no health issues would arise from eating this
My eggplants could have come from either Georgia, Florida, California, New Jersey, or New York. However I did purchase my eggplant from the farmers market so it could be local. The kale is from my grandmother which is in West Philadelphia, and so thats not very far. The tomatoes were purchased at the farmers market also so they could also be local. All my veggies were organically grown. My meal maybe could have traveled less than 100 miles to make it to my house. My pasta is processed and so is my walnuts, however I dont think those two items took too much of a toll on the environment.
All together this meal cost me something around $60. The veggies are organic and from a farmers market, so they cost a bit more. However if you buy in bulk everything is a little cheaper. The trip to the fresh grocer for the things like the pasta, the olive oil the walnuts, garlic, cheese, and lemon juice, all cost me about $40. This compared to fast food is 1 to a million. The food is made with hardly any preservatives, and no artificial anything. None of my products are frozen. Farmers and the grocery stores made money from my meal. The farmers who grew my veggies get money from me purchasing from the farmers market, and the grocery store and the people who work there get the rest of the money. Factories for my pasta and my walnuts are used to make my dish.
The lemon juice, came from the farmers market also. So the farmer growing it, picking it, dropping it off at the market, me purchasing it, and using it is more sufficient then me having to grow the tree and wait for the fruit to grow. I think time plays the biggest part in this. if I were to make this dish with lemons that i grew myself, I would have to make this dish months later. Instead I could pick some organic lemons up from the market and it would have the same impact. No harsh chemicals in my lemon juice, and no artificial lemon. However If i were to purchase a bottle of lemon juice, that would be harsh to the environment and it would have no nutritional value. The bottle would only contain about 80% real lemon juice where the other 20% would be just chemicals to make it taste better, and to make the shelf life longer. I would rather go to the farmers market.
In this unit I've learned that most of the food isn't as healthy for us as we think it is. I personally see that the biggest problems with our food system is that the labeling on food doesn't provide everything that we need to know. The labels lack information for the people buying the food. Some changes that I would make to my food choices is being aware of the labeling on my food and reading what exactly is in my food. The impact of these changes would be changing my whole food system around. Yes, I am willing to make these changes.
Cod Fish Salad Recipe
1 16.oz bag of boneless cod fish (buena ventura)
1/4 cup of corn oil
Take a medium sized pot and fill it half way with water.
Place the cod fish in the pot and leave it in until the water starts boiling.
Once the water is boiled drain the water from the pot.
Repeat this process two more times.
Once you have done this process three times start cutting the avocado, tomato, and onion into small cubes.
After this process, rinse your hands and with your hands start breaking the cod fish into small pieces.
Finally, you can take a bowl and place everything in there and just mix it up. Don't forget to add the 1/4 cup of oil to add a final taste.
The ingredients were originated in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, South Asia, North America, and Canada.
Everything I purchased came to a total of $10. This dish is meant to serve multiple people.
Buffalo Chicken Dip by Octavius Collins
Buffalo Chicken Dip
I’ve been eating this dish since grade school and my mother would make it for the other parents on the track team, during the track meets, so it kind of brought back a memory. Since I got the recipe from my mother, and she normally doesn’t measure when she cooks, the serving sizes aren’t accurate. So I decided to use another recipe that I found online that provided the nutritional facts needed. The dip itself is healthy before a serving or 2. Based on the way that I eat, and the amount of serving sizes I eat at a time is what isn’t healthy about the dip.
Serving Size 1 serving (30 g)
% Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g
Saturated Fat 2.0g
Vitamin A 4% ·
Calcium 6% ·
(Talk about how you had to use a slightly different recipe for the nutritional facts + CITE)
-The meal is mainly all processed. The main processed ingredients would be the half of a pound of Tyson chicken breast that I used. The celery wasn’t organic either, so I would imagine that it was processed as well because chemicals were most likely added to help it grow.
- All together this meal is approximately $8 but can feed 8-10 people, at least. The prices can fluctuate based on the brand of product that you choose to use. This can build controversy amongst some vegan, and vegetarians dieters because of the chicken I used in the dip. Celery, I imagine, is perfect find in any family’s food group.
-The chicken from the product was produced and process at Tyson Farm Food Incorporation. The chickens aren’t treated as well as they should be.
(I used my mother’s recipe that she made up herself, so know serving sizes and amounts aren’t as accurate as it could be, but I found some sources that can be of assistances, and that are similar to the dish I prepared.
Ingredients: Recipe: 1 cups of chopped celery, 1/2 cup of blue cheese 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce, 1/2 lbs of chicken breast.
Heat the oven to approximately 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cook, and chop the chicken breast, and spread the around in the baking bowl. Add/ pour the celery following, then pour in the blue cheese dressing, and buffalo sauce. Stir, and mix until chicken is an orange color then place into the oven and let the food bake for 20minutes. Monitor it may or may not take that long.
I choose to cook this dish because it’s not a big, but it’s one of my favorite appetizers to eat around family and friends. It’s not really symbolic not does it really have a history behind it besides the fact that my family has the same craving for it when the holidays come around as we impatiently wait for the food to finish being prepared.
I learned a lot this unit. I learned that most of our food problems are because of the government, and the way that they process, and domesticate their animals is a lot different onto our liking. We only knew what they decided to tell us, so after watching that movie about how some meat companies handle their food my views on meat have changed. I'm not sure what my role in the normal food system role is, but I do feel like our largest problem is that we don't sometimes know what we're eating. If I could, I'd choose to stop putting steroids in chickens in other meat. Making a change, I wouldn't stop eating meat today because it's been in my diet my whole life, and I need meat in my diet.
Shrimp Scampi by Jeffrey Schwartz
1 1/2 pounds of medium sized, cleaned, deshelled, and deveined shrimp
2 1/2 table spoons of chopped garlic
1 and 1/2 boxes of wheat spaghetti
A couple large sprigs of parsley, chopped
half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of black pepper
One table spoon of lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Start to boil water in a deep pot and add salt to the water
Heat olive oil, parsley, and garlic in a medium size sauté pan
Add wheat pasta when water is boiling and bring to a boil again while stirring occasionally
Add shrimp when chopped garlic is almost completely browned
Flip shrimp occasionally so both sides are golden brown and deep pink
Strain the spaghetti and then mix shrimp and the spaghetti back in to the deep pot and add pepper and parmesan cheese
Serve to your friends or eat the entire pot by yourself if you have no friends. However, I assure you you will be beating off random people when the scent of golden garlic and tangy shrimp cascades from your kitchen.
1. I'd say about 90% processed. In reality, the only thing that I actually produce myself is the parsley.
2. Nutritional info (total)-
Calories-1392(pasta)+600 in oil+130(shrimp)+200 from parmesan cheese+ a negligible amount in the remaining ingredients.
Total fat- 81 grams (72 in olive oil)
Your body would not respond to this diet well even though it has pretty simple ingredients and a good nutritional makeup. Too much fat is not good for anyone, but at least it's a good fat from olive oil.
The food that has traveled the farthest is the pasta- all the way from Foggia Italy.
Cost- about $1.75 a person
I'll compare the parsly I grew to dried parsly flakes for the social ramifications topic.
It's easy to grow the parsly. It just takes planting and watering, and it's basically good to go. All you need to do next is cut it up. To manufacture parsly, that same process if followed. After it is grown it has to be dried and put in a bottle, labeled, packaged, shipped, stocked, resold, and then eaten. A much longer process for some parsly.
I'm in the beginning stages of a food strike! I am starting to question everything that I eat but I still haven't actually changed my eating habits that much.
The biggest problem in this food system that I know of is that nobody actually knows where their food comes from. They just see it appear in front of them and consume it. It makes it easy for anything to happen to your food along the way- as long as it looks good it's edible.
I took a lot from Food inc. It really only needed a few seconds to make you think for days. Every time you pick up a piece of meat to eat you think, even for a split second, where that meat came from and you hesitate. You still eat it though. You went through the trouble of going to the store, buying it, preparing it for your family, and lifting it to your mouth, you're not about to turn around on all that work just because of a short video you saw.
My role in the food system has changed. Instead of a consumer, I feel more like a mini producer. I make a few of my meals out of whole ingredients instead of microwave packages, but I still microwave almost everything
Arroz Con Leche
Arroz Con Leche Food Slide:
I chose this rule as a rule for my benchmark because any type of food that is pretending to be something else is not as healthy for you as the real food. I figure that if you’re going to drink juice that is flavored to taste like orange juice, you may as well drink real orange juice because it is much better for your health. Arroz con leche is exactly what it sounds like, the translation is rice with milk and all of the essential ingredients for my recipe are either rice, different types of milk, water, or flavoring (raisins and cinnamon.).
Arroz con Leche Recipe
7 cups of water
2 cup of long white grain rice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of condensed milk
1 cup of organic whole milk
1 cup of golden raisins
1. first bring the water to a steady boil.
2. slowly pour in all of the rice and begin to stir.
3. put the cinnamon stick in with the rice
4. cook rice for 18 minutes.
5. strain out almost all of the water and take out the cinnamon stick
6. put rice in a saucepan making sure it's still a little wet and stir in condensed, organic whole, and evaporated milk.
7. cook until mixture comes to a boil, stir constantly. (It burns easily if you do not stir).
8. lower the heat a lot and stir constantly for about 20 minutes.
9. add raisins and dust with cinnamon.
Evaporated milk (Although it is not very processed surprisingly)
Organic Whole Milk
The calorie breakdown for this Mexican dessert is approximately 60% carbs, 15% protein, and 25% fat. This meal is clearly not the healthiest, and like most Mexican foods it is packed with a lot of calories and is meant to fill you up. A half cup of arroz con leche is approximately 200 calories. This food originated in Mexico as a simple and delicious dessert that tastes a lot like the American rice pudding, which actually originated from arroz con leche. Arroz con leche thought not the healthiest food, is not particularly unhealthy. Almost all of the ingredients I used were unprocessed, and it does not contain more than the average amount of sugar that desserts tend to have in them.
A lot of rice is grown in Mexico, and Mexicans tend to use a lot of dairy in their food so it is not unlikely that when it is made there, the ingredients are local and generally fresh. The miles that my food has traveled from many different places in the world is hard to calculate, but from my research I can see that it could have traveled more than I have in my lifetime! Rice is grown in many countries such as China, India, Australia, etc. but it is also grown in seven states in America, so there is a good chance that it came from Arkansas, California, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Florida. One interesting thing that I did not know about cinnamon is that it is a tree with leaves! Sri Lanka actually produces 80-90% of cinnamon or C Verum which is the name of the tree. There are twelve species of cinnamon, and another fun fact is that it is the bark of the tree! The condensed milk that I used came from Mexico, and the evaporated milk was most likely made in the U.S.
This meal cost approximately 20$ to make, but that being said, not all of the ingredients that have to be bought to make the meal get used up in one round. There will be a lot of leftover ingredients that can be used again such as cinnamon, raisins, and whole milk. the only thing that would have to be bought to make more would be condensed and evaporated milk. The countries that made money off of my meal are America, Sri Lanka, and China (as explained in the previous paragraph). Compared to fast food, arroz con leche is way healthier. This is because most fast food places not only sell food that isn’t good for you, they also sell food that is generally very bad for you. Arroz con leche is a food that does not contain many health benefits, but it is also not bad for your health because it is fairly unprocessed (and it tastes much better than fast food.).
Most of my food items were purchased in China, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, America, or Thailand. It is hard to trace exactly what country the different ingredients came from because many countries produce and sell the same products. Americans make money from redistributing foods, but so does the country that originally sold the ingredient because America (and likely other countries) buy the ingredients they need from the producing countries. Making condensed or evaporated milk without processing is almost impossible, and growing rice at home doesn't really change nutritional values. Arroz con leche being a food without too many health benefits would not change drastically if made from all natural ingredients because it would still be produced with essentially the same amount of nutrients.
During this unit I have learned the importance of nutrition, and the lack of it in the American food system. One of the things that I think could be the biggest problem in the food system is the fact that corn and soybeans make up for the majority of the food system. Many foods are disguised as other foods but really, a lot of them are made out of corn and soybeans. This is bad because it means that we aren't receiving the wide range of nutrients we need to be healthy.
Another thing that I learned in this unit is that sugar is the most expensive in the US because we buy sugar in other countries, and there is a limit on how much sugar can be imported into the US. I also didn't know that America basically feeds farmers to overproduce the following food items: corn, soy, wheat, rice, beer, milk, beef, peanut butter, and sunflower oil.
Michael Pollan’s article on food rules and their importance really opened my eyes up to the simplicity of eating better. Though it is often tempting to consume and get ahold of things that are cheaply made and without health benefits, it is not much harder to go out and find food that is much healthier and just as yummy. I’d like to think that through this benchmark I have learned to be more conscious of what I eat and what it really is that I am eating.
The last and most interesting thing I learned was that in order to have a successful food system, we need to eat less meat. This is because if we eat too much meat, the animals we're eating need more greens, and then the price of food increases and the cycle ruins itself.
Maleena's Food Project
Stir Fried Beef and Vegetable
“It’s not that bad to have a little meat and vegetables together”
Stir Fried Beef and Vegetables
(Can feed 8-10 people)
- 1 Table spoon of Olive Oil
- 1 Table spoon of chop garlic
- 1 lb of beef
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 table spoon of Chicken soup base
- 2 table spoon of light sou sauce
- 2 table spoon of sugar (just in case its a little bit salty)
- 2 table spoon of Houstin Souce
- 1 Ib of Broccoli
- 1 lb of String beans
- Ib of Celery
- Ib of Green peppers or Red peppers
Any other vegetables of your choice
Break the garlic peel it , and slice them , then grind them to little pieces.
Chop the Broccoli in half
Chop the String beans slanted in the middle
Chop the Celery quarter size (bite sizes)
When chopping the green peppers and red peppers, you chop off the parts you don't eat. After chopping the parts you don't eat then you cut each peppers into four. When you cut each peppers into fours then you take each slices and cut it into bite sizes.
When chopping the meat , you cut them into bite size
Put the Flat non-stick pan over medium heat on the stove, wait until the pan gets a little hot. Then you add 1 table spoon of Olive Oil. Add the chopped garlic at the same time you put the garlic.
As you put the garlic in, you stir it until you the garlic has a brown color.
While the garlic is still in the pan, you then put the ingredients in.
Salt and Pepper
Add 2 table spoon of Chicken soup base
Then add 2 table spoon of light sou sauce
after that then you add 2 table spoon of sugar (just in case its a little bit salty)
last you add 2 table spoon of Houstin Souce
While all the ingredients are in the pan you than mixed them together. Let it set for 1 min. When waiting you can clean the meat after you are done cleaning the meat you than put it into the pan together with the other stuff. When the meat are in the pan you than stir everything together. Since the meat is beef it would only take about 5 min to cook. Let it sit there. As you are waiting for the meat to cook you start to clean all of your vegetables and set them out till it is ready to be put in with the meat. After you see that the meat is close to finish you put in all the vegetables in with the meat into the pan. While you are cooking it together you would want to cook the vegetables nice and soft. So you stir it for 15-20 mins. After 15-20 mins your meal is cooked and its ready to be served.
This meal is like a tradition to my family. A lot of asian cultures are well known to this meal. It is very popular but made in so many different ways. Some people use different ingredients and put different amounts But these are the ingredients that my grandma use and how she thought me to make it. The ingredients that i learned i believe was passed from my grandmothers mother. We really don’t know the history of it but all we know is that it is traditional made the way it is. Since a lot of Asian culture make this food made in so many different ways. Many different kind of ingredients and many different types of meat and etc.
Cost of Vegetables
- 1 Ib of Broccoli $2.00
- 1 Ib of String beans $2.00
- Ib of Celery $1.99
- Ib of Green peppers or Red peppers $4.00
(The rest of the ingredients i already had them at home.)
Threw out this course i have learned a lot about the different types of ways of healthy eating. Before doing this project i used to eat every min. I really didn’t care how i was eating until this course. It started to make me think about my health a lot. Not only that i have gained so much weight during birth and after birth because of the way i eat. After this course i start to think about everything. Now that i am on a diet it is really difficult to lose the weight because after the birth i was in a habit of eating the same amount of food during my pregnancy nine month ago. I believe after my pregnancy if i was on a diet than i believe i would be at the shape and size i want to be. But doing this benchmarks have thought me a lot about what can happen when you become obese and etc. Ever since i learned about that i thought about the ways of how i was eating and thinking about it i can really get there and be that size. So now that i am on a diet i would watch what i eat , the amount of what i eat, and the kinds of stuff i eat. Now i believe i am on the right track and my eating habits are slowing down. I can say that this course has thought me a lot and showed me a lot of what can happen if i eat the way i eat.
Jovan and Shannon FOOD PROJECT!!!
-recipe (4-5 people)
chicken 10-12 pieces
Hot sauce (optional)
1/2 - 1 cup of vegetable oil
Pour vegetable oil in a medium to large pot over a medium flame
let oil boil
While waiting for oil to boil season chicken with preferred seasonings I use Salt, Pepper, and Hot Sauce
Place seasoned chicken in pot and let fry for about 12-18 minutes.
Close lid of pot over the chicken to optimize coverage
Check every 3 minutes to make sure chicken is being cooked evenly
Remove from pot
-analysis of dish
Well there's not much I can say about fried chicken, its a pretty common food eaten all over America. while it's not exactly the healthiest thing one could eat it's definitely worth it.
This project made me think about food in new ways as far as what am I eating, I also learned that I love cooking almost as much as I love to draw and read comic books.
5 russet potatoes
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup whole milk
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 head napa cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoons salt
Cut and steam the potatoes until tender. Return to the still hot pot and add 1/4 cup butter, milk, kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper. Mash together.
Melt the remaining butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add shallots and leeks. Saute until they begin to soften. Add the kale and toss until soft and wilted but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage and toss until tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with nutmeg, salt and the remaining pepper.
Mix the cabbage and mashed potatoes together well. Sprinkle with the green onion slices before serving.
-analysis of dish
We make out Colcannon a little differently not adding in leeks and Kale along with some of the butter. A lot of the ingredients aren't processed. It's also not incredibly healthy, but it isn't totally bad for you either. Jovan (who's computer isn't working) is making fried chicken which also can be considered unprocessed, but is also a lot more unhealthy. since in my dish there are a lot of starch our bodies can only handle so much of it. With all that content over a long period of time your cholesterol and it would make one sluggish and tired. Not much of the food came from too far away. They could have easily been grown in the US meaning they wouldn't have travailed very far.This meal probably cost over the amount of a fast food meal, but that is because things like healthy things cost a whole lot more than they should. Some of the problems may be pesticides. Most of the big ingredients are plaints and plaints could be attacked by many bugs. This means in order to make more money they would need to protect their crops. Another is the bacon in it, there is a good possibility the pigs weren't exactly cared for in the right way.
When I look over everything we did this unit it makes me think about what I eat and how I eat. We talked about all kinds of things this unit, but the one thing we did about making things accessible. How they made it so that kids could have easy access to healthier food and thus picked the healthier things. If I had that kind of chance I know that would be how I would be. I would pick the healthier things rather than the unhealthy. It has always been my view that people would be that much healthier if the government made it easier to get the things that would make us all healthier. Sure there are some things that I don't want to give up, like candy and chocolate, but even then I would eat them in moderation. If they have a constant chance to eat things that are good for them most people including myself would. One thing that needs to be fixed is the amount of meat we eat all the time. The Western Diet which we also went over this unit has way too much meat in it. I think we've forgotten that there are other food groups.
FOOD BM MARTEZ AND TAYLOR T
Martez Card and Taylor Thomas
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons of flour
3 cups of hot milk
3 cups of grated sharp cheddar
4 heads of broccoli cut into 4 inch pieces quickly steamed
3 cups crushed butter crackers
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the middle of your saucepan over medium high heat.
Add onions and cook until translucent for about 4 minutes.
Stir in the flour and stir to coat the onions.
Then cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Whisk in hot milk.
Return to heat and then begin to bring to a simmer
Stir in the cheese by the handful.
Add broccoli to the cheese.
Pour into buttered casserole dish.
Melt the remaining butter in a small skillet
Stir in cracker crumbs
Cover the broccoli casserole with the buttered cracker crumbs
Bake until bubbly and lightly browned so for about 20-25 minutes
For the dish that we made there is a good balance between processed and whole foods. The butter, flour and crackers are processed and the cheese, broccoli and onions are whole foods. This casserole is definitely not awful for you but it’s not something that you should eat everyday. There is a large amount of butter in it and the cheese can make your cholesterol go up. the broccoli would be a good thing to eat everyday because it is a green and it good for your body. The milk in it would be a good source of calcium and Vitamin D, but if you are lactose intolerant it would be a bad way to go. The food that we used cost a lot of money to make for this many people. The total cost of all of the ingredients was about $50. Obviously it would be way cheaper to just go to a fast food place and have it cost three dollars for a burger and not wait an hour for the meal to be finished. However the companies that made each ingredient made money off of what we bought for the meal.
My role in the larger food system is to eat healthy and help others eat healthy and exercise. Also my part is to buy and eat food. I know that I could eat a little bit healthier but at the same time I know that I am average weight and height. I am not obese like others in the country. I can really see why people want everyone to eat right and be healthy not only for weight issues and health problems but for animal cruelty also. I think that this is the biggest problem with our food systems. People want to stop the way animals are fed and killed so that people can eat the meat but there are also people who study and have careers about farming and helping people. Some things that I could do to change my eating habits are that I can change a coke for a water or a candy bar for an apple. The impacts of me making these changes are that my body would be healthier and I wouldn't intake as much sugar.
Tbs of seasoning salt
1 pound of boneless chicken breast
1 box of of colorful whole grain rotoni noodles
I pound of grated cheese
I bag of of raw spinach
2 bottles of Italian dressing
First grill marinate and season the chicken
Next you grill chicken until a crisp at this time you should have your noodles boiling
Once your noodles and chicken are done you chop the chicken and mix the noodles
Next you chop the tomatoes and break the spinach
Then you add in the cheese spinach and tomatoes
After the ingredients are mixed and blended together add all the Italian dressing.
Place in the fridge to cool
Although this isnt the most healthy thing on the menu it is isn't the worst thing you could eat. The Italian dressing is the thing that makes it very fattening. Overall there are 23 grams of protein 13 grams of fat and 9 grams of sugar. This is a meal that you could eat everyday. As long as the serving size was propionate and not very big. It is a meal that is not the worst thing to eat on the menu.
This dish is a process on a certain reason. After you cook the chicken and the noodles it is a piece of cake. It isn't something to really stress over. Most of the items in the dish are not organically made. Although it deeply depend on what you buy. You could get free range chicken even though it is really expensive. and you could also get freshly picked tomatoes and spinach like I did. Although the cheese and Italian dressing really is what makes the dish chemically preserved. This is something that is not really healthy for the environment at all.
This is not an expensive dish to make all in all I think I spent some where around 15 dollars getting everything that includes the dish I served it in. I am not to sure about all the regulations and how my meal is regulated. All the companies that make the things I used like Nature valley that makes the dressing and the company that makes the grain into the noodles they make the most profit off of it. Considering that they are doing all they can to make sure that they keep as much money as possible to keep in their pockets they do get a maximum profit.
None of the ingredients are made in philadelphia or even Pennsylvania it is really expensive to ship those sort of product here and transportation uses gas. If I could make this dish a little more healthier I think I could find an alternative to italian. I used fresh spinach and tomatoes. I did everything that could be done as far as to make this dish healthy. I didn't fry the chicken and used whole grain noodles. Overall I think that this is a good choice.
This unit I learned about how to take care of my body. The more risk there are the more I know that I need to pay more attention to what I eat. I learned what nutritions there are and that my family has a real play in what happens to me in the future. I definitely know more now than I knew then.
I know that my biggest problem personally in the food system is that I do not pay enough attention to the labels and what is going on. I think that there is something wrong with the fact that they kind of hide it from us. I think that we do not pay enough attention to what it is going on. It almost makes it impossible for us to understand certain things that are on the label. For those of us who have not been properly informed and would like to eat healthier it makes us seem as though that what those people think are healthy are actually not. I know some better personal choices are to definitely to eat way more fruits and veggies. I think that is my bigger problem I am not all that into sweets and candies. I know that this will be some of the best things for me and my body. My things will make me better as a person and healthier. I need to take care of my body I only have one and this unit has made it very clear for me.