The smaller cup is going to be used specifically for milk. I like the idea of ending my day with some cookies and milk, etc. I have a 16 ounce one that is mainly used for hot tea (I can't drink much more than that) or the occasional soy latte at Starbucks (I get those a few times a year at most. I'd rather have tea).
I do have a glass 1.5 cup bowl that I use specifically for butternut squash soup- especially in my lunches. If I make a meal soup (like the Minestrone in the SP cookbook) I'll probably pack it in a mason jar for lunch.
for desserts I use the saucer that comes from a teacup. I can usually put my two treats on it and it works great. When I ate the SAD diet, I would use the salad plate from my dishes as my main entree plate. Now that I changed my lifestyle completely, the larger plate works.
I would say a pasta/soup/cereal bowl would hold about a cup of stuff so my bowls are actually 1 1/2 cups. Most servings of pasta are 1/2 to 3/4 cup. Cereal is usually 1/2 to 3/4 and soup I allow myself 1 cup.
Since I only drink water, i have no issues using a 32oz cup or large glass. When I want to get fancy, i use my wine glasses and fill with water.
I'm trying to learn how to manage my portions and eat less without necessarily measuring/weighing at the beginning. I thought the easiest way would be to use smaller plates for my meals and serve meals/snacks on them.
I already have a couple 8.5 inch plates that I can use for meals, and I have a couple glass bowls from Chobani Soho that would be a great size for desserts and fruit, but I need an idea of a good size plate for small snacks and desserts that are better on a plate than in a bowl (cookies, for example). I'm also wondering what a good size bowl is for serving something like pasta or a bowl of cereal.
I also plan on buying a 10 oz Tervis cup to add to my collection. I already have a 24 oz Tumbler and Water Bottle that I use daily (especially my straw tumbler that I refill constantly). I also have a 16 oz one that I use for my RARE (a few times a year) coffee drinks and hot tea. I want the 10 oz one to use for plain milk. (If I get an 8 oz cup and fill it with a cup of milk it will be filled to the very top. I want some wiggle room so I can put on the lid and at the very least WALK from the kitchen with my cup of milk.)
I'm just not sure what the suggested size for a dinner/cereal bowl and a pasta bowl would be.
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