Portion size. There is a lot of talk that in the US in regards to the obesity endemic. Serving sizes are tricky. And I'm starting understand why.
I made creamy chicken and mushroom potpie in the slow cooker. It was good by the way.
In the photo above is how I served it. Pretty standard serving size, right? About my fist and a half or a little over a cup.
The recipe serves four. There are three of us in my family: me, my husband, and a five year old with a very healthy appetite.
This is what was left after serving the meal.
Once I put the leftovers in a container, I realized that there's a full second meal there.
Now remember, this recipe serves four. This is not the first recipe that says it serves four, but really serves a lot more.
I'm left thinking which is correct my serving size or the recipe's? And is this a reason for increased obesity?
What are your thoughts?