This assignment includes the recipe of your favorite dish and an analysis of the nutritional value of the dish. The analysis excluding the recipe should be at least 300 words.

Please provide the source for the recipe (APA format). List ingredients and describe the preparation in a quote. Utilize either the textbook or an internet source, such as www.nutritiondata.com for analysis of ingredients in the food and compute the nutritional composition of the dish. Provide quantity (grams) and calories for macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and protein) in a table.

If at all possible, please prepare the dish and share briefly your experience. Did you like the dish? Did you have any problems with the recipe? If you are not able to prepare the dish, please choose a prepared food (for example lasagne) and look up a recipe of the dish for this project. If you choose a restaurant dish with published nutritional values, then compare published values to calculated values from an original recipe. Submit references for all data.

  • Discuss the overall nutrition the dish provides. How do macronutrients and calories of the dish fit into a daily diet of 2000 calories, consisting of 1200 carbohydrate calories (60%), 400 fat calories (20%) and 400 protein calories (20%)? How does the dish meet your diet (i.e. your daily intakes of carbohydrates, fats and protein in grams and percentages of calories)?
  • How big is a normal portion of this dish? What would the nutritional value of a normal portion be? If you eat this dish, would you stick with one portion?

Select the Discussion Board link on the main course menu and submit your written assignment and reports from the SuperTracker to the Lesson 3: Recipe Analysis discussion. Please insert your written report into the text box, and upload all supplemental PDF reports as attachments.

 

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