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Easy Portion Control On-The-Go

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I don't travel light when it comes to food. Every day, I bring breakfast, lunch, and two snacks to the office...it usually looks like this:

Those glass containers are my #1 ally in easy portion control - each container has its volume stamped on the bottom, so if I want to eat 1 cup of yogurt and I know my container holds 2 cups, I can safely eyeball my portion. This makes measuring messy things like yogurt quick and simple, but it also works for easier things like fruits and veggies.

I still use measuring cups for grains (I'm an impatient pourer and would quickly dish up 2 cups of oats instead of the 2/3 cup I usually eat for breakfast), but these glass containers save me a lot of time and dish washing.
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    Yes, it's a glass water bottle made by Life Factory - the swiss cheese-looking thing is the silicone cover that keeps it (so far) shatter-proof. I love those glass bottles!
    1965 days ago
    I love my glass containers! I don't pack meals for work, but I do use them at home for a lot for portioning out my daily meals and freezing leftovers. BTW, what is the tall container with the holes on the left of your photo? Is that a water bottle? It looks really interesting.
    1966 days ago
    I use the same method for portion control and you're right, it works great. My goal is to be consistant with it daily, no cheats or going for take out at lunch.
    1966 days ago
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