As world renowned DJ Steve Angello would say, size matters. I’m all about dining out on a regular
basis, but I know the portions are always 3-4 times more than what you should eat. When you cook for
yourself, you can control what goes into the food AND how much of each ingredient goes onto your plate.
Take the guesswork out of eating the right portions with these tools:
Did you know one serving of pasta equals half a cup? Most people don’t because we’re so used to being served a giant platter of noodles at restaurants. You have to train yourself to scale back on the portion you’re used to and the easiest way is with a basket that cooks the right-sized portion every time. That way you can’t help yourself to an extra serving—or three because you have cooked pasta laying around.
A serving of veggies or grains is 1/2 cup. You can never have too many veggies, but too much rice is another story. (An extra serving of white rice is about 120 calories!) This 3-piece serving set can save the day! This serving spoon holds an exact serving of both so you can make yourself a perfectly-portioned plate. And the matching spatula isn’t just any spatula. It’s the same size as a deck of cards, which happens to be the exact serving size of a piece of protein.
Salads are a great way to get your veggies in and curb calories, but just not when you’ve drenched your leafy
greens in a mountain of high-calorie dressing. Two tablespoons is all you need. Instead of measuring it out at the dining table, use this cruet which pours an exact serving and fits over most store-bought dressings.