When my husband and I go out to dinner, we share a dessert. He eats faster than I do, so he gets the biggest portion!
Also, there's nothing better than sliced fresh strawberries with a drizzle (1 tsp or less) of chocolate syrup & a tiny bit of real whipped cream.
If you like ice cream and have problems with portion control, get some small dishes - about 1/2 cup, and use that instead of a regular bowl. Nobody needs a cereal bowl size portion of ice cream.
Instead of making a layer cake with frosting - usually 8-12 servings, I make cake in a 9x13 pan & get 24 servings - cutting the calories in half. I also cut them into individual portions, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze. This works for most cakes.
I don't care for pie crust, so if I buy a pie, I usually just eat the filling. I often make fruit crumble, or fruit crisp instead of a fruit pie, using rolled oats as the main ingredient of the crumbly part. Cuts out a lot of fat and calories & tastes better. They can be made in individual dishes (ramekins) for portion control.
Everything in moderation!
- 5/28/2010 1:13:30 PM