Portion control has bothered me for quite some time. I have been using smaller salad plates instead of dinner plates and have been dividing our food with one quarter of the plate being protein, another quarter, grains and half the plate for fruits and veggies. I'm not sure why I started doing this, but I read it somewhere and it makes sense to stack the plate in favor of fruits and veggies-gotta get the 5-9 servings, ya know! The problem is that the girls and Hubby clean their plates and go back for seconds (generous helpings) on the grains and protein. Would they overall eat less if I just gave everyone a little more of what they want the first time around? Since I've tossed about 85% of what the USDA says is a healthy diet (GMO-laden, artificial junk), do I need to keep this aspect? I will be doing some reading and reporting about what I find on this subject.
Deodorant has some nasty chemicals in it. I use Degree anti-perspirant. As listed on the Environmental Working Group website, Skin Deep, the ingredients are: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (17.8% W/W) (anti-perspirant)Inactive Ingredients: CyclopentaSiloxane, PPG 14 Butyl Ether, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Talc,
I still have several recipes that I want to get posted. The Curried Chicken Salad never happened because my family, who doesn't understand portion control, ate all of the chicken. I did make a Fruit Salad and then used the leftovers to make a wonderful smoothie. I also made a cauliflower and broccoli salad. I was so frazzled on Sunday that I forgot to get pictures of any of the food, so I don't even have pics to share. :(
I did make meatball sub sandwiches for the kids for lunch today and got pictures of those, so the recipes for grinder rolls and meatballs should be forthcoming.