Nutrition Project; Healthy Habits

Rachel Vincenzo, Auj Rehman, Elliott Poe, Jose Hernandez

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Healthy Dinner Recipe: Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil

Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice, juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine, or spaghetti (see Ingredient note)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (1 ounce)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for cooking pasta.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  4. Add the pasta, the reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan and 1/4 cup basil to the mushrooms in the skillet; toss to coat well. Serve immediately, garnished with remaining basil.

Ham and Cheese Casserole

Ham and Cheese Casserole

1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 carton (6 ounces) plain yogurt
1/4 cup crushed saltines (about 6)
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
6 eggs

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, beat eggs until thickened and lemon-colored; fold into ham mixture. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9 servings.

Healthy Brownies


1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in white sugar, eggs, applesauce, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are just set in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

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Workout Video

In the video above, three people are demonstrating a couple of stretches and workouts that you can do for a couple minutes each morning to increase your metabolism and get you in shape.

Always start off your workout by stretching so that it prepares your muscles so that you don't hurt yourself.

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This article is about why nutrition is important and how it affects us. Nutrition is important because having it keeps you healthy so that your not obese. Knowing nutrition also helps you so that you eat the right things and your not eating junk food the whole time. Many people believe that you need to cut fats out of your diet completely, but you should not completely not eat them. Fats are important to our bodies because they provide insulation and protein. Also, healthy eating is paying attention to the food pyramid and making sure that your eating all of the right foods and you have a balanced diet.

What I liked about this article is that it shows many different ways that you can cut down on unhealthy foods and eat better. Eating better creates a healthy lifestyle, because your body and mind are more clear. Following the food pyrimid will help your heart and for your body to function better. You will feel better and act more like you. Eating the right quantities for the food pyrimid will not only influence you, but will help people around you follow your example and live a healthier life.

Even if you think youll get away with eating junk food all the time because your not getiing fat or effecting your body at first, it will effect you when you are old.

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Nutrition is important for everyone and especially important for children because it helps all parts of their growth and development.To their level of health as adults. as an example, a child with the right balanced diet in their daily diet has a much better chance at being successful in the future and for their brain activity and capabilities later on. And also improves their chances of preventing a heart attack and even if heart disease tends to be hereditary within your family. Health and nutrition is a very important factor because it will help you in the long run of things.

Nutrition makes for a healthy lifestyle and by eating healthy, your body is taking in vitamins and minerals and other nessesary things that you need throughout the day.

A balanced diet will help you in your life when going to the mall or even playing catch with your kids. Eating the right foods and cutting down on junk foods will make you feel and look better at the same time, and you will even live longer too.

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"Nutrition is the power source that enables the body to function properly and keeps it healthy. The supply of nutrition furnished to the body via intake of various food items, enables it to carry out all the body functions appropriately, thereby enabling it to protect itself from invasion of viruses, bacteria and toxins. From the food consumed, the body absorbs the simple but essential minerals, vitamins, fats, proteins, carbohydrates and water into the bloodstream".

Obesity is a mjor problem in every country, because people arent teating right and are too lazy to do anything about it. They would rather eat unhealthy fatty foods that will end up killing them than healthy vitamins and minerals that will make them live a longer and healthier life. Adults in the family need to take charger and talk to their children about eating healthy and change their eating habits as a family because they are the role models and kids do the things that their parents do.

Also, they should encourage their friends and other familes to have a healthier lifestlye so they dont have diseases and won't become obese. Nobody wants to see their close friends and family suffer because they ate that last cheeseburger instead of that salad. Eating healthy doesnt only effect you, it affects the people who care about you too.