January 27, 2010
Plates and Cups Got Bigger!
What I've discovered from this comparison is that not only have serving sizes in our restaurants increased over the past few decades, but the actual dishware that we buy has increased in size, too. Wow. Plates are bigger, glasses are bigger, salad bowls are bigger, ... you get the idea.
It amazes me how subtlely we're all encouraged to buy more, more, more ....
We buy more, we eat more, we toss more. So, learning portion control not only helps our budget, and our waistline, it also helps the environment. How much should we eat? On the web, I found this great video that not only explains what proper portion size should be, it also has a great example of how dishes have expanded in size. Less that 3 minutes, it's worth your time to watch.