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When cooking larger amounts of food for dinner, I "serve" dinner to my leftover containers at the same time as our dinner plates. No easy second helpings if things are already put away in the fridge ready for future lunches or dinners!
4Often I have to serve dinner later than I would like, since we always try to sit down together. To keep from over eating because I am too hungry , a small snack holds me over and I can wait dinner comfortably. It doesn't take much, less than 100 calories and I am fine.
I often end up with extra food when I cook. Rather than packing up whatever is left at the end of the meal, I serve up measured portions into storage containers as I'm dishing out the regular plates. It stops me from going back for seconds after the meal is done, and when I do heat up the leftovers I know that I'm getting good, full portions instead of however much happens to be left.
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