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To cut portion sizes, calories and my grocery budget I buy lean hamburger in club packs and divide it at home. I now divide it into 3/4 pound packs instead of 1 pound packs. This does not affect the taste of recipes. It cuts calories and it makes my grocery budget go further.
Your smaller plate for portion control can look like a banquet !
Maybe you've made the move to using smaller sized plates and bowls to help cut portion size, but you don't like the look of a smaller-sized plate in front of you. Make your place setting appear more glamorous as well as LARGER, by using full size plate as a charger, or a salad plate under your smaller bowls.
Fill the space in front of you (and I DON'T mean your belly!) to make meal more appealing and less Spartan!
People recommend eating off smaller plates to cut portion sizes. Rather than tossing your perfectly good larger plates, switch your 8 inch salad plates with your 11 inch dinner plates. Start serving salads on the bigger plates, and use a smaller plate for your meals.
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