6.02 F Meal Preparation

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6.02F MEAL PREPARATION
STRATEGIES
Scratch
Semi-homemade / Speed-scratch
Finished / Convenience
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SCRATCH COOKING
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Meal preparation that uses a recipe and no
convenience foods for most foods served.
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Advantages of Scratch Cooking
1. One can choose what ingredients go in to flavor the dish
and provides maximum variety, creativity, and more
flavorful in meal preparation.
(Example:
-Like lots of onions, add
extra onions to the
casserole
-Add more spices if you
prefer
-OR substitute chicken
instead of beef)
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Are there recipes where
ingredients cannot be changed?
– Yes! Basic ingredients
in baked goods
CANNOT be changed
such as basic flour, fat,
or liquid ingredients.
– Flavoring ingredients
like cinnamon or vanilla
can be changed.
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Advantages to Scratch Cooking
2. You can control ingredients based on
health concerns.
(Example: someone in your
family has high blood pressure;
change or omit the
amount of salt the
recipe calls for)
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Advantages to Scratch Cooking
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Provides maximum nutritional value
Fewer additives and preservatives
Usually less waste in packaging
Uses quality fresh ingredients
Scratch cooking can be a way to relieve
stress
8. Share time with family and friends
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Advantages of Scratch Cooking
6. Saves you MONEY! While your time is
worth money, the money you save buying
your own ingredients can help trim your
food bill.
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Disadvantages of Scratch
Cooking
1. Takes more time to plan
2. Takes more time to shop
3. Takes more time to prepare
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Examples of Scratch Cooking
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Making biscuits
using a recipe with
flour, shortening,
and buttermilk
instead of from a
can.
Cooking pasta,
adding milk, eggs,
and cheese to make
baked macaroni and
cheese instead of
using a box version.
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Semi-homemade/Speed Scratch
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Meal preparation that uses a convenience
food, such as a mix or already prepared
food as part of the recipe.
+ pancake mix = speed
scratch pancakes
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Advantages of SemiHomemade/Speed Scratch
1. Saves time and energy by providing
short cuts
2. Adds variety and creativity to recipes
3. Usually less expensive than
convenience foods
4. Easier for inexperienced cooks to
prepare recipes with more confidence
than scratch recipes
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Disadvantages of SemiHomemade/Speed scratch
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Flavor may not be what you
wanted (example: too strongly
flavored in some ways and not
enough in others)
Mixes tend to be high in fat,
salt, sugar, and refined
grains—less good nutrition
than scratch recipes
Less meal appeal than scratch
More preservatives and
additives than scratch
Extra packaging
More costly than scratch
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Examples of SemiHomemade/Speed Scratch
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Browned ground beef +
canned beans + canned
tomato sauce + spices =
chili
-use dried beans to save
money and sodium, but it
takes several hours to
prepare dried beans
-using canned beans takes
only minutes
Baking a cake, cookies,
or brownies from a box
mix
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Examples of SemiHomemade/Speed Scratch
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Bananas + instant
pudding + vanilla wafer =
banana pudding
-use homemade pudding
to control sugar and add
nutrition with eggs
-instant pudding is ready
in 5 minutes, preparing
homemade pudding, even
in the microwave, takes
about 8 minutes
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Finished/Convenience Foods
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Meal planning and preparation that uses all
precooked, ready-to-eat, serve and eat foods
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Can be used as a whole meal or as parts of a
meal
May be purchased at a store or restaurant.
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Advantages to using
finished/convenience foods
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Convenient
Time saving (macaroni &
cheese)
Energy saving
Fear of cooking success is
minimized
Usually more nutritious
than fast foods (read labels)
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Disadvantages of Using
Finished/Convenience Foods
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More expensive than the other meal
preparation strategies
Highest sodium/ fat content than the other
meal preparation strategies
Flavor and appearance
may not compare as well as the other meal
preparation strategies
More additives and preservatives than all
other meal preparation strategies
More packaging than the other meal
preparation strategies
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Examples of
Finished/Convenience Foods
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Roasted chickens
Bagged salads
Pre-cut fresh fruits
and vegetables
Canned foods
Frozen fruits
Frozen pizzas and other entrees
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Examples of
Finished/Convenience Foods
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Bakery items-cakes and pies
Packaged cookies
Using as parts of a meal, items such as
restaurant made salads, side dishes, or
entrees.
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