I often find myself at potluck dinners, and I am fortunate when they have the divided paper plates. I always fill the largest side section of the plate with green salad and raw vegetables. I put other vegetables in the mid sized compartment and the meat and rest of the "bad for you stuff" in the smallest compartment. Every lady scrutinizes my plate and wants to know if I liked what she made--I'm the pastor. I can control portions better, get filled up, and not hurt anyone's feelings.
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4 mahi mahi fillets 1 cup fresh prepared salsa, divided ¼ cup lime juice, divided Cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set asTop each fillet with equal portions of the salsa and lime juice. Place mahi mahi fillets in the prepared baking dish. Bake the fillets for 20-25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork
Buy a child's plate (divided into three segments) and child's utensil set. When you use a child's portion plate, you are more likely to get the correct portion sizes. The smaller utensils will force you to take smaller bites. Smaller bites will allow you to eat more slowly and you will begin to feel fuller faster.
Children's plates / utensils are inexpensive.
I use my cell phone to take a picture of my plate, especially if I am eating alone. At times I am truly amazed at the amount of food I have on my plate & immediately divide it in half! At other times I am proud of the proportions and color range of food I have selected. 4
If I find I am consistently over estimating the proper portions I go back to serving myself in recycled frozen dinner trays that are the three divider kind. A piece of fruit & a glass of water & I am back on track in no time!334
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