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Rethinking food preparation

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hmm, I'm not turning this into a series but there is a series of steps I'm taking.

My latest focus has been on portions. My food choices and preferences are healthy. I've become more aware of portions.

I measure my ingredients and happily have one serving of this, one of that and I either skip or lightly touch any dressings in my salads. Perhaps one and a half servings. After all it's healthy! In the end I have a large bowl full of good food that perhaps would be just as good if I split it in half.

I'm thinking single serving when I'm putting "multiple single servings" together which makes more than I should have! My new bowl is now half the size of the old. I'm not going to cram it full and I am not going back for seconds, just because the food is healthy.

I recently cringed and bought a few frozen entrees of the diet kind to help me recalculate sizes. Experiment of one, shall I say? Years ago they were my go-to lunches at work until I decided my own cooked food was free from chemicals and better tasting. I am not looking forward to eating them but dissecting them!

The experiment continues.....
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  • SUSANNAH31
    Smaller bowls work. Sometimes I prefer them. I also like using a smaller fork sometimes.
    Good steps! I am joining you on this as of today (Friday).
    550 days ago
  • DEBVNE
    Onward...you’re finding what makes sense to you. You’re using a digital scale...riiiiiiiiiiight? Frozen meals help feed my family, hubs company makes them. They’ve even innovated a dang paper bowl. Quick, healthier options...just waaaaaaaaaaaay too much sodium. Just mentioning in case you turn into a human water balloon! Ask me how I know...
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    552 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Good experiments. It's interesting to see what plate sizes were in the 50s: smaller bowls, smaller "juice glasses" too.
    552 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    The experiment continues … everyone needs to find THEIR way.

    Don't over analyze EVERYTHING.
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    553 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Frozen diet meals?
    Yuk!
    Hope you rethink that one quickly.
    Have you tried LCHF?
    I’m on vacation now but intend to get right back to it when i get home.
    Check out dietdoctor.com
    I know it’s hard when you are feeding others but...we need to put ourselves on the top of the list!
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    553 days ago
  • BARBARAJ73
    Using dishes that comfortably hold a single serving = great idea!!!!
    553 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Experiment onward! You have this. You are one smart cookie, and I have confidence in you.
    553 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Ewwww, I feel for you.I find frozen entrees to be disgusting and can't get them down. Almost like dog food. I can't imagine what you can possibly learn from them other than to avoid them. LOL.

    You should read up on salad dressings.The nutrients in salads are absorbed better with salad dressing containing oil. I measure my salad dressing out and don't have more than a serving at most. I don't like the dressing to overpower the salad. I make my own dressings without sugar and salt. People still cling to the disproven idea that fat is the huge problem in their diets when it is actually sugar. I don't eat a lot of fat but I eat even less sugar. I eat less bread as it is the number one contributor of salt in the American diet. I avoid processed foods as they are not healthy. As CKEYES1 said - Natural food is best.

    Hopefully you will survive the frozen entree experiment. LOL.
    553 days ago
  • CKEYES1
    Natural food is best
    553 days ago
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