Thursday, March 10, 2011

PERFECTLY portioned!

If you have a baby or have had a baby recently in the solid / baby food eating stage, you KNOW what these are..

YES....YES...YES! Those perfect little baby food containers that are just too cute to throw away! Okay, I am probably the only human who thinks this...but it's true. I kept thinking there HAD to be a good way to re-use them...and a few weeks ago it hit me!

We were heading to a friend's house for a little birthday party, and knowing I was going to splurge on some cake, I wanted to bring my own frozen yogurt to eat, instead of ice cream. As I was sifting through the tupperware black hole drawer, I saw these and though I would just take what would fit in there--keep it simple.

Well, as I measured things out, I realized that this cute little baby food container is EXACTLY a half cup. And guess how much a perfect portion of ice cream / frozen yogurt is??? Yep, 1/2 Cup!

I WAS SOOOO excited.

It's the little things that get me...clearly. :)

So this new discovery (that's nothing new to the baby food makers) sent my brain spinning on what all could fit inside and how this could revolutionize my fridge and freezer!

The other day, I made up a batch of sugar free pudding (again, 1/2 C serving)--filled up 6 containers, and put them in the fridge. PERFECT for snacks, and cheaper to make my own pudding and fill them than to buy the individual little cups at the store. (and it's a yummy low cal treat!)

I also have pre-portioned my frozen yogurt and kept them in the freezer...

And then realized they would also be great for this...

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Did you know a serving of fruit is usuall 1/2 C or a small whole piece? Yep!
So when I go grocery shopping, I cut my fruit up right away, wash it, and put it in the mini containers. This has been SUCH a great solution for our family, as I can just toss one in my daughter's lunch or grab a container of whatever fruit I choose to eat with my meal--and the kids have easy access to cut up, washed fruit for their own snacks! 

Are you using these in your home to store or portion food? I would love to hear your ideas on what you've used it for or can see putting in there!


Missy said...

I love this idea, Rachel! Dang all my babies are too big for me to bank roll in cute 1/2 c. tubs but I know if I look hard enough I can come up with a good alternative...I am officially on the hunt. ;)

jordancarlisle said...

Hey, Rachel! Cheryl sent me over for good points plus ideas, but I have to comment on your latest post. I have given up sugar for the time being, but everyone knows that kinda thing doesn't last forever... so.... since I am an ice cream connoiseur I am already planning to portion out my ice cream ahead of time- using your idea albeit I don't have babies, but I am sure I can come up with a 1/2 cup container. I already pre-cut most stuff which is so helpful with time and portion control. I like to pre-dice my onions and peppers for omelettes, etc. Anyway, I could talk food forever. Can't wait to check out the 29 point/days posts! I have told my sister about your blog too- she is down 38 lbs using WW! Okay, take care. J

C Smith said...

Walmart and Target sell very cheap 1/2 C Tupperware for those of you with no babies :)

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