I invested a small amount of money in several sets of inexpensive plastic storage containers, especially the smaller ones that are equal to single serving sizes of 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup. When I am storing food, I fill the smaller containers to know automatically how much food is available for future portions.
This helps with portion control as well as time when packing lunches and cooking follow up meals. There are probably many brands that would work for this, but I have found the Ziplock brand to have sizes that are very accommodating, inexpensive, and last over time.
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Living alone, when I cook I usually have prepared way more than I can/should eat at one time. Instead of storing the leftovers in one big storage container, it is helpful for me to spoon out correct portions into smaller containers so I can just grab them and go in the morning, and then not have to worry about portion control at lunch!
I like to use my Sundays to make meals for the rest of the week. I chop my veggies and put them in plastic storage bowls for my lunches. I cook one thing in the slow cooker to eat on all week. I portion it out for my meals so I never over eat it.
Plastic storage containers, slowcooker, and a meal plan.
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