A lot of the food containers now come in "measurement cup" sizes. This makes it easy to control your portion size. If you know that one serving is 1/2 cup or 1 cup use the corresponding container size. Some of the larger containers (i.e. 2 cup) have markings on the side - 1/2 cup, 1 cup etc. These containers are great when you make a large recipe and want to freeze a serving for lunch.
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Living alone, when I cook I usually have prepared way more than I can/should eat at one time. Instead of storing the leftovers in one big storage container, it is helpful for me to spoon out correct portions into smaller containers so I can just grab them and go in the morning, and then not have to worry about portion control at lunch!
I like to use my Sundays to make meals for the rest of the week. I chop my veggies and put them in plastic storage bowls for my lunches. I cook one thing in the slow cooker to eat on all week. I portion it out for my meals so I never over eat it.
Plastic storage containers, slowcooker, and a meal plan.
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