The Sound of Music
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Lesson: Curtis Stone shows off a 3-4 oz. piece of chicken, this is the PROPER portion size!
Fact: Typical restaurants are way off, sometimes two to four times higher than the proper portion size.
Solution: Curtis Stone suggests using a smaller plate. Then draw the plate in quarters where half of the plate should be vegetables, a quarter of the plate should be whole grain starch and a quarter of the plate should be food lower in water. Meanwhile, the vegetables should have a higher water content like green beans, spinach, tomatoes, onions, etc. Use garlic and ginger to make the vegetables more flavorful.
Tip: Compare different sizes of meats that are equal in the same amount of calories. Look for skinless fish, white meat, lean pork tenderloin, very lean red meat such as filet and ground beef.