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Storage Containers Help With Portion Control




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.

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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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  • I buy portion cups & lids from my local party/catering supply store in 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup sizes by the hundred count sleeves. They're really inexpensive and if I've put something dry in one I can reuse it. - by MAMAMAUREEN
  • This has been my secret to portion control too. As soon as I get home from the grocery store I grab cracker boxes or my can of almonds or my grape bunch and start putting them into serving sizes. This makes for quick snack grabs or easy lunch packing the next day. Recycle the ziplocks (from the almonds and crackers or dry foods) because after a while that 5 bucks can add up! - by MHANSHAW

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