Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
A plate, much too big for my 7 year old body, over flowing with every food group, and my moms words.
I believe her, now. Back then, not so much. My eyes loved the sight of a full plate.
It was only about two years ago (I know, much too long) when I started to mingle portion sized plates and bowls into my days, right after a Thanksgiving dinner which put me into a food coma that could have killed. I started by buying smaller plates and bowls, but larger water bottles. I started to use what I had in front of me to tame my eyes from wanting more.
The thing is, it worked. Seeing my plate or bowl full still puts some sort of glow in my eye, but my they are smaller. They are portion sized (whatever that is), and they are still full to the rim.
My water bottles are bigger and always full. I am constantly buying new ones that I love the look of. Eye appealing, so I’ll want them with me all day. BA’s response is always “have you had enough water?” to anything you said. Headache? More water. Tired? More water. Work sucks? More water. Dog not listening? More water, for the both of you!
He swears by more water.
Maybe that’s where my research of getting clean water to people came from. Who knows.
So, my tip of the day to you: buy smaller bowls and plates that look adorable in your kitchen, making the granite shine off of them just right as they sit on your countertop filled to the very edge with dinner and ice cream. It will look good to your eyes, and your food comas won’t be as bad.
Some 4.5 inch bowls you might enjoy, right here.
Salt bowl I use for desserts.
Speaking of dessert, here’s one of my favorite desserts from the food guide.
Chocolate mango ‘pudding’. Just mix together:
+ 1/2 cup of siggi’s vanilla yogurt
+ one spoonful of cacao powder
+ handful of mango mixed in