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11 must-have food portion control containers and gadgets

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If you’ve ever dumped half a box of pasta in a boiling pot of water and called it a meal, then this is for you. Because even though you meticulously check the nutrition labels on your favorite foods, you’re consuming way more calories if you don’t adhere to the serving size. (Let’s face it, 10 fistfuls of chips does not a serving size make.)

That’s why we scoured the Web and found 11 portion control containers and gadgets to help keep your portions — and waistlines — in check.

Spencer Bento Box Containers

Spencer Bento Box Containers

So, yes, we found this bento box from Pottery Barn Kids, but we think it will work just fine for your work lunches. Made of a durable plastic, the box contains five compartments to keep all elements of your meal separate.

Portion Control Pasta Basket

Portion Control Pasta Basket

As we’ve said before, it’s really hard to portion out pasta. If you’re looking to stick to one serving size, try the Portion Control Pasta Basket, which provides a contained cooking size for a single serving. The handle, which has a built-in measuring hole for spaghetti, rests on the edge of the pot while your pasta is cooking. It even has a strainer, so once the pasta is done, just lift, drain and serve.

Microwaveable Ceramic Portion Control Bowls

Microwaveable Ceramic Portion Control Bowls

Portioning out snacks into a bowl is a great way to keep your serving sizes to a minimum — but only if you don’t fill the bowl to the very top. These ceramic bowls have measurement markings right in the bowl, which means no more guessing.

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