Sunday, April 17, 2011

The times they are changing...

There was a time when each of us had this meal and two hours later we could also have dessert!
Though healthy in so many ways, this meal is not proportioned to our current health needs.
The halibut is freshly grilled.
The coleslaw made just hours before.
The ciabatta bread toasted on the grill next to the fish.

The amount of halibut is enough for three people.
We could all use three times more vegetables.

So, nowadays, we share this meal and we order an additional salad.  We save money. Most importantly, we save ourselves from over indulging.

How about you?
How do you save yourself from over indulging?


  1. In Europe you don't find portions this size....
    but to answer your question: I never have dessert (but I don't say "no" to the cheese course...)

  2. we often share an entree. or bring home the leftovers and have it for lunch the next day. It's ridiculous the size of the portions they give you at restaurants.

  3. we also share entrees, and try to follow the 1/2 plate rule...fill the plate with 50% veggies, then 25% meat & 25% starch. The veggies are filling, low in calories and high in fiber, which helps all the way around:-)

  4. The portions are huge in Cajun country, so it's out of the question to eat the whole plate. I only eat until I start to feel full and then stop, regardless of how good it tastes, and take the rest home.