LET’S GET COOKING… IN A HEALTHY WAY!

Dominique Douyon-Harvey, Charmaine Peters,

Josianne Lamontagne Halley and Annie Veilleux

Link to Teacher's Guide

 

Introduction

In our everyday life, we eat a great variety of meals, which all taste fabulous. However, we rarely think about what our meals contain. In this SPEAQ quest, the goal is to have a second look at what we regularly cook. Since we have to cook on a daily basis, let’s explore the different ways to make healthier recipes.

QUESTIONS: Are you aware of what’s in your food?

How could you make it healthier?

Task

You will discover the truth about what is in your meals.

You will learn about the parts of recipes and some vocabulary related to them.

You will create a healthy recipe and its format.

You will present a healthy recipe to your classmate using a cooking TV show format.

Process

Before you start this quest, have a quick look at the different smiley faces that are going to guide you through this unit:

Observe   Use strategies    Read        Click on the Link

Listen    Assess      Fun Time      Write

 

 

*****Don’t forget! Whenever you do not understand a word, feel free to use an online dictionary to help you out. Here is a link to a dictionary you can use: www.wordreference.com

 

Throughout the Quest, you will be evaluated on the following competency: interacting orally in English as you work in groups.  Look at the following rubric to see how you will be evaluated.  Link to Rubric

 

BEFORE WE GET STARTED...

 

You will be placed in groups of three by the teacher and you will stay in this group for most of this Quest.  Each of you will have a role. The teacher will explain each role and you can choose which role you would like to have but you cannot change your task in the middle of the Quest; you must keep it until your Quest is finished.

 

Are you ready? … Let’s explore the underground of food…

 

TASK 1: WHAT’S REALLY IN THE FOOD WE EAT?

 

1.  LET’S FIND OUT THE TRUTH!

 

In your groups, watch a YouTube clip about the British cook Jamie Oliver and his experiment with  Chicken Nuggets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9B7im8aQjo

  

 

 

 

 

Click on the link below to go to the worksheet that contains questions related to the video you just watched.  Print it out and complete it in your groups.  You will hand this in to your teacher when   you’re done.               

 


                      Link to worksheet

 

 

2.  DISCOVERING WHAT’S IN THE FOOD WE EAT

 

                  Click on the link below to go to the food vocabulary list.

Use this list to choose 2 food items and create a small (about 1 minute) presentation for the 2 food items. You will talk about why these 2 food items are healthy (or not) and you will give a recipe title for each food item: 1 recipe for 1 food item.  You can look at the rating scale to know how you and your group will be evaluated.  

       

                     Link to vocabulary sheet                                               Link to the rating scale

        

TASK 2: COOKING TIME!

 

1.      COOKING TOOLS

  Look at the pictures: http://www.eslhandouts.com/materials/Kitchen_Vocabulary.pdf

                                             

   Play the kitchen matching game:  http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/kitchenMatching.htm

 Tip         Look at the kitchen picture dictionary at the bottom of the game page.

 

                          

                Try the other games for extra practice!

 

2.      COOKING ACTIONS

 Look at the pictures:  http://resources.sparklebox.me.uk/501-999/sb967.pdf

  Print out the worksheet and match the verbs with the definitions: Link to worksheet

 Tip        Use the online dictionary: http://www.ldoceonline.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello!

 

My name is Amanda and I want to bake a microwave cake.

 

Help me please!

Tell me what to do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Print out the worksheet and give the cooking instructions to Amanda: Link to worksheet

 

TASK 3: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES!

 

1.      RECIPE FORMAT

 

            Have you noticed that recipes are always presented the same way? It is your turn to explore the different recipe components!

 

         Use the links below to complete the worksheet.  When you are done, print out page 2 and compare it with another group.


                      1- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Grilled-Chicken/Detail.aspx

                      2- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Summer-Medley-Salad/Detail.aspx

                      3- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pistachio-White-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies/Detail.aspx

 

          

2.      HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY RECIPE

 

 

 

Go back on the websites listed above and choose a recipe that you like but that is not super healthy. Once you have chosen one, PRINT IT.

Use the following website to calculate the amount of calories that your recipe contains.
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp



          Write down the amount of calories that is contained in your recipe.

 

Each student must choose one of these readings about how we can eat healthier. Once you are finished, share what you have just learned.

 

Student 1 - http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm
Student 2- http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm

Student 3- http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_recipes.htm


 Find out how many calories your mom or your dad should eat to maintain their weight:
      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_recipes.htm

 

3.      WRITING YOUR RECIPE

Now that you know which changes you could make to your recipe, write down the new version of your recipe.

Familiarize yourself with the template you will have to use.  

SAVE the template on your computer, and use it to write your own recipe.

Use the recipe checklist to know the criteria you will be evaluated on.

When you are done, print out your template and submit it to the teacher.

 

 

TASK 4: COOKING SHOW!

 

Now that you have gone through tasks 1 to 3, and that you are aware of how to make healthy recipes, let’s start a small project to present to your classmates.

 

1.      PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION

 

You are going to present one of the recipes your group chose in task 3. The idea is to present it as they do in cooking TV shows. If you want to get familiar with a good example of a cooking show, click on the link: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QHCzAkUII

 

 

 

 

Before you go any further, read the following document very carefully. It contains the instructions needed to successfully complete the task. Guidelines – Task 4

 

 

 

 

One more step before you go! Look at the evaluation grid for this presentation so that you know how you are going to be evaluated.  Evaluation Sheet

Ready… Set… Go!

2.      COOKING SHOW TIME!

It is now time to present your famous recipe to your classmates. Please follow your teacher’s instructions for this part of the quest. You will come back here as soon as everyone has presented.

 Tip: Listen carefully to other groups’ presentation as it might help you for the final task.

 

Conclusion

 FINAL TASK: REVIEWING A RECIPE.

Now that you have learned a lot about healthy food, it is time to assess your learning.

 

*IMPORTANT: This task has to be done individually as it counts towards the grades on your report card.

For the following task, you will have to reinvest what you have learned.

 

For this task, you are allowed to: use an online dictionary: www.wordreference.com

                                                      visit websites that are provided throughout the task

 

Before you start, print out the worksheet and write your name on it. When you are done, hand in your worksheet to the teacher.

                        Link to the worksheet

 

Ready... GO!

 

1. BIG MAC COMBO

 

Here’s a popular meal you most likely know about. First, read its recipe and answer question 1 on your worksheet

 


Serving: 1

Calories: 1230

            (Big Mac = 540)

            (Medium French Fries = 380)

            (Large Coca Cola = 310)

 

Big Mac

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place the three bun halves on a hot pan, face down, and toast them.
  2. Set aside, but keep the pan hot.
  3. Divide the ground beef in half to make two thin patties.
  4. Cook the patties in the hot pan for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Add some salt.
  6. Build the burger in the following order: bottom bun, half of dressing, half of onion, half of lettuce, cheese, beef patty, middle bun, remainder of dressing, remainder of onion, remainder of lettuce, pickle slices, beef patty, top bun.

Adapted from: http://www.food.com/recipe/mc-donalds-big-mac-112508

 

2. ADAPTING A RECIPE

Now that you know how to make a Big Mac and it ingredients, answer question 2 to adapt the recipe and make it healthier.

 

As you answer the questions, you may use the following websites:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food.html

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.snackssides.120.Small-French-Fries.html

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.sandwiches.255.Big-Mac.html

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.beverages.164.Coca-Cola-Classic-Small.html  http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

http://magasin.iga.net/Default.aspx

http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm  http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm

 

When questions 1 and 2 are finished, answer question 3.

 

When your worksheet is completed, hand it in to your teacher.

 

Congratulations! You now know how to cook healthy recipes!

Evaluation

All evaluation grids are provided within each task as well as in the teacher’s guide.