Bolognese & Portion Control (2)

Bolognese & Portion Control

I’m a bad person. Very bad. TRMan has even pointed out the reason why which means not only do I know I am bad, it is obvious to others as well. I am a waster. I waste food. And I don’t actually know why!
My portion sizes are too big – I think one plate of food I serve is supposed to feed 2 but I think that’s just in this world of obesity (or so I tell myself). I also cook too much food – I cook enough for about 4 people when I live by myself and only have to feed TRMan twice a week if that. So today, I decided that I would TRY to cook less food and eat smaller portions.

I’ve learnt that bolognese is a meal that can be made with many different ingredients. My older sister adds chopped peppers; my younger sister adds tobasco; some prefer lots of garlic and some prefer less tomato etc. Today’s bolognese consisted of:Bolognese & Portion Control (2)

  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 4 closed cup mushrooms chopped to preference
  • 2 Sprigs of parsley chopped
  • Some leftover grated carrot (a good way to get extra veg into a fussy eating toddlers diet)
  • 1 spring onion (again for the extra veg)
  • Mixed herbs (not pictured)
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatos
  • 1-3 teaspoons of lazy garlic to preference
  • 1-3 teaspoons of marmite to taste preference

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Voila! Dinner is ready. Throw on some spaghetti and get it on a plate. As you can see, I still made too much food but I think I only made about 3 servings so it’s getting better!

Bolognese & Portion Control (2)

My “normal size” dinner

This was my attempt at a smaller, recommended portion sized dinner. It is a lot smaller than my usual serving but did fill me up. I think if I ate properly (3 meals a day, every day, decent times) then it would work. Let’s see how hungry I am in 2 hours!

Do you have any secret ingredients you add to your bolognese? Did you just get the idea or did someone else do it before you (my mum used marmite well before I knew how to cook!)?

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