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I use a cast iron skillet in the oven for easy "skillet meals" - Plus, portion control is already included!! Lay your seasoned meat in the bottom of a cast iron skillet, surround by veggies seasoned how you like - roast in the oven or poach as desired.
I have a hard time eating breakfast with all that goes on in the morning - Taking my morning meds, getting 4 kids out the door for school, hubby out the door - Solution for me is to drink I high protein meal replacement while getting the morning rush done -
I have a teen girl that eats more than a kids meal now, but THINKS she can eat a WHOLE big meal. She has the calorie burn to do it, but as we know... :( - so we are splitting meals now! I eat less and she does too plus she eats WAY faster than I do, so it makes a built in portion control for me!!
Have a few kids that are focus challenged - bought a few cheap timers and they work WONDERS for keeping them "on track" for doing homework, brushing teeth, packing lunches - and I don't have to nag NEAR the amount I used to! Setting a predetermined amount of time set for each activity helps.
I shop the bulk bins at the higher end grocery stores when I want a fix for sweets. I am usually already there for something. If I want a white chocolate carmel cashew turtle, then I buy 1 and the rest stay on the "shelf" - I do not come home with a "bag" of cheats.
I buy large bags of raw nuts at bulk discount stores then roast them myself at home to control the amount of oil and salt added. Then I can divide them into little containers that hold about an ounce, making it easy to grab the little snacks on the go with an apple or other fruit.
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