This post is sponsored by SC Johnson. All comments and opinions are my own.
We all know how great Ziploc® brand products are for food storage. Did you know that they can help you with portion control too?!
With two growing boys in my home, we can go through massive amounts of food each week. My boys stay busy and need to refuel often. But when I started finding that full boxes of snacks were being wiped out in a day, I knew that I had to make some changes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for the boys having snacks when they are hungry. But, diversity is key and we all know that there can definitely be too much of a good thing!
I like pre-portioned snacks and will buy them when I find a good deal. But often these items are much more expensive than the normal packs that aren’t portioned. Instead, I depend on Ziploc® brand bags and containers to help me make my own single serving portions.
The boys favorite crackers are a good example…
Each cracker package has six portions according to the nutrition label. BUT…my boys can easily demolish whole package of crackers in 2 or 3 sittings. They snack while they do their homework, play games, etc. and are not paying attention to the serving size. Now whenever I bring home those crackers, I take a couple of minutes to divide the package into six smaller size portions using Ziploc® brand Snack Bags. Once I have them portioned, I simply slip those snack bags back inside the original cracker container. When the boys get hungry, they grab a snack bag and enjoy the taste they love and the appropriate portion size. If they are still hungry, they know to move to another snack option such as cheese, fruit or nuts.
Another added benefit is that the food stays fresh. If you have kids, you know that an open package rarely gets closed completely. So the pre-portioned snacks mean the last serving is as fresh as the first!
I’ll admit that my boys aren’t the only ones with portion control issues. I have done the same thing to the foods that I love. It’s the perfect way to help me control those cravings to have just one more!
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Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War in theaters April 27th.
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