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Quantiy of food is important.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

I recently started looking into cookbooks that address the problem of cooking for one or two.
To me, recipes like this are important for quantities. John and I eat very healthy, but clearly we eat too much.

In looking up a recipe for two quesadillas, the recipe called for only 1/4 of a bell pepper. I would normally use more than 1/4 bell pepper because it is so low in calorie, but what I need to remember is that both hubby and I need to eat less food. If I use more than 1/4 bell pepper, then the filling will not fit properly into the quesadilla and we will be eating too much food.

If we remember that our stomach should be the size of our closed fist when it's not extended all out of shape then that should help us remember that it's not just calorie, it's actual quantity. So the proportions of protein, fat, and carbs are very important if we're not going to eat too much!

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    I can totally relate. I eat too much too and so does my hubby. I have one cookbook for 2 but need more.
    850 days ago
    I have always done well cooking for one or two as well as a houseful.
    Maybe from my restaurant days when I was kitchen supervisor and head cook.
    That said, I tend to make larger batches and freeze much of the time, or eat the same thing for a few days with no problem. Always fun to learn new things.
    851 days ago
    Quantity has always been my problem. I like your visual of the stomach size. It's a good reminder.
    851 days ago
    A great principle to be mindful of, Shirley. I hope you're doing well through this cold and snowy winter! emoticon
    851 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    That is a great thing for us to remember, Shirley - that our stomach is the size of our closed fist! I'm sure that most of us are guilty of putting more in it at meal times than it can really hold! I'm going to remember this!

    Thank you for the reminder! Also thank you for the menus/recipes for one or two people, we singles really need that info!
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    851 days ago
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