When you make multiple servings of a dish for your family or just yourself perhaps batch cooked, you might have trouble dividing the dish into the right serving size.
Here's a couple ways to more reliably divide it up, HOWEVER, please note, you can easily just guesstimate it and not sweat it - to do that you can just
- If you're batch cooking your meals, you can just divvy up the meal into say, 4 different tupperware containers by eye.
- If you're cooking extra for the family - eyeball half the meal and reserve that for your family, then divvy up the remaining half into your portions (IE if you are going to be eating 3 servings of the remaining half, that's easier to divvy up once you've taken out the other 3 servings for your family).
A couple useful tools
Sometimes when you cook for family or batch cook for yourself it can make a PRETTY LARGE amount of food in that recipe, which those little 4 cup measuring containers we all have can't really cut it with unless you want to fill it multiple times- enter restaurant style measuring containers!
2 Quart Measuring Cup - this holds 8 cups worth
4 Quart Measuring Cup - this holds 16 cups worth!
The only thing I don't love about the larger 2 quart and 4 quart ones is that they are plastic- I couldn't find glass ones this large - so it's up to you what you'd like to do, but at least you have options. Otherwise you can stick with the 4 cup measuring cup that's glass and just do a little extra work.
Here's an example of what the large measuring cups look like:
Sauces CAN be a bit more calorie dense with the fat level in them at times, and this is when it might be good to do what I show you in the tutorial- again, it's not a must, we are eating super healthy food here and you are also letting hunger be your guide, so the "serving size" is not the end-all-be-all to your success on this program, but if you'd like to just have a good idea of about how much of it was in the plan to eat,
- Separate the solid ingredients and the sauce of the cooked meal.
- Put the liquid in a measuring cup