I’ve struggled with weight all my life. Sometimes I am down, sometimes I am up and other times I am way up. I am in one of those way up phases at the current moment, but I am hoping to change that soon. The thing about me is that I like to eat and I truly enjoy food. Especially comfort foods. Noms.
When it comes to cutting back, though, the real trick is not cutting out the things you love, it’s eating less of them and with the help of The Perfect Portion Cookbook I am learning to do just that. The Perfect Portion Cookbook includes 150 Guilt-Free Comfort Food Recipes using Happy Days’ TV star and director Anson Williams 100-Calorie Counting System to Stay Fit and Healthy.
This cookbook was inspired by Happy Days TV star and director Anson Williams’ own challenge to remain healthy, fit and energetic at the age of 65. It is a first-of-its kind, food-loving guide that tackles the timeless question of how much to eat with a simple idea of a 100-calorie counting system applied to the best-loved American comfort foods. Co-writers Bob Warden, a New York Times best-selling cookbook author and Mona Dolgov, a top nutritionist have made over 150 guilt-free recipes from mac & cheese to lasagna that are clearly shown in simple 100-calorie portion servings. Now you can eat what you want in the portion that is right for you.
What they did was create a simple calorie-counting system that’s built right into every recipe. You can actually see the size and quantity of a 100-calorie portion by using kitchen tools such as soup ladles and ice cream scoops to help visualize and measure meals in 100-calorie increments. Once you see the 100-calorie size, you can choose the number of units to include in your perfectly portioned meal or snack. Breakfast or dinner might be a 300, 400 or 500 calorie portion, depending on your eating preferences.
In the Perfect Portion Cookbook you will find comfort food favorites like chicken pot pie, chili, sweet & sour meatballs and Maryland crab cakes. And don’t worry, each recipe denotes the suggested serving size. Single 100-calorie portions may serve as snacks, while 400 to 600-calorie portions of protein, veggie and sides make an ideal dinner serving. For example, The Perfect Portion Cookbook’s Quiche Lorraine has 12 slices and each slice is 100-calories. The recommended breakfast portion is 2 slices, or 200 calories.
One of my favorite recipes in the cookbook are these 100 Calorie Brownie Bites:
Perfect Portion 100 Calorie Brownie Bites Recipe
Just as important as not making portion sizes difficult, the authors didn’t want to create “diet” food, or deprive you of small portions. Rather, they wanted to create recipes with old-fashioned comfort-food taste, PLUS healthy swaps, and taste-enhancing new ingredients to provide the best, satisfying recipes.
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So now you actually can have your cake and eat it too!