When I tried portion control on my family, they just got hungry before bed, and we found ourselves munching on chips and guacamole. So, how to eat healthier? Last night, DH called to say he'd be ravenous when he walked in the door. Yikes! The main dish wasn't ready! So, I quickly halved a cantaloupe to be able to feed him immediately. For dinner, we each had a half of a cantaloupe and a bowl of leftover homemade lentil soup, topped with onions and salsa. By the time we were halfway through our soup, the main dish (BBQ pork sandwiches) was heated up, so I fixed us each a plate with one BBQ pork sandwich, leftover Waldorf salad, and grapes.
Because we had eaten the cantaloupe and a half-bowl of soup first, we each only ate one of the sandwiches. Without all the side dishes, we each would have eaten two. Nobody snacked before bedtime either. So, the fatty part of dinner was reduced, and the healthy parts were increased. What made this work out?
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