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How to eat well, spend less, keep healthy: week 1

Eat well, spend less, keep healthy

5 weekday meals and 2 treats from an affordable shopping bag. Use meal planning to help keep you organised and healthy.

The shopping bag needs to contain

1 packet of part baked bread rolls, 2-3 smoked mackerel fillets,     1 pkt ready roll of puff pastry,  150g minced beef,  1 hake or haddock or cod portion,  80g portion fresh cooked prawns,  3 pork sausages,  1 tub creme fraiche,  Pkt noodles

Fresh fruits and vegetables: butternut squash, 3 onions, 3 tomatoes, 2 cox apples, small bunch green grapes, pack walnuts. pecans and 1 lemon.
Check your fridge: 3-4 eggs, margarine or butter, cheddar  Store cupboard: couscous, horseradish sauce, worcestershire sauce and sugar.

 

  

 

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How to eat well, spend less and stay healthy: week 2

Eat well, spend less, stay healthy:  Week 2

5 weekday meals and 2 treats from one shopping bag of ingredients. Careful shopping and meal planning is the key to making your money go further and eating well and staying healthy.

Here is a list for a one stop shop to create several meals and a couple of treats

  • 2 - 3 carrots
  • Small pack chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic
  • Portions of squash and sweet potato
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 - 3 onions (red and white)
  • 2-3 bananas
  • Frozen peas (or peas and beans)
  • 1 tin cherry tomatoes
  • From the chilled counter: 1 tub creme fraiche
  • 1 carton milk
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts  (or Quorn fillets) Frozen is fine
  • 150g streaky bacon
  • 1 Pkt Rissoto rice (Arborio)
  • Bread

Store Cupboard: porridge oats, pasta, caster sugar, soy sauce, stock cubes, cooking oil and salad dressing.

Fridge: eggs, margarine (or butter)

 

 

 

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4 booklets to purchase designed to accompany practical cooking.

Is it done?   Is it thick?  Will it work?  Is it safe?

These are answered in straightforward, jargon-free explanations of the science of browning, thickening, how ingredients work together and food safety. Understanding characteristics of ingredients, developing food science literacy.

The booklets offer teachers, and their students, informative insights into ingredients and processes, allowing them to develop creative, technical and practical expertise. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Useful Links: Food Safety

Really useful links to other websites: Food Safety

 

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Useful Links: Food Education

Really useful links to other websites: Food Education 

Food Education  Food Education and exams

https://www.ifst.org/lovefoodlovescience/resources

Resources about food science: gelatinisation, coagulation and foam formation

Also brand new resource for Non Examination Assessment: Food Investigation (NEA 1).  5 short videos that help students to know how to plan and work through a GCSE Food Investigation.  Worth watching

http://www.gfw.co.uk/

Guild of Food writers
Competitions for school pupils – Cook it
Competition for writing journalism re food – Write it
 

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

 

About the Eatwell guide:  Sensory Science

All resources for food teachers in one place 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 


The Food Teachers' Centre

I am an Associate of the Food Teachers Centre.  Founded by Louise T. Davies, this closed group

on Facebook has now 6.000 members.  This means the voice of the food teacher is strong

and the benefits of sharing information is tremendous. Have a look   http://www.foodteacherscentre.co.uk


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