Since I have been eating better.. and much smaller portions.. I am finding out that I cook a lot of food! I could probably feed a family of 8 instead of the sweet family of 4 that we are. What do I do with all that food? Well, if I'm not trying to get hubby to eat a second helping, I am putting it in a bowl and letting it sit in the refrigerator, where it does not always get eaten the next day... but, instead, sits for days until I see it again and throw it away. What a waist! So this week I was given the chance to try out this little vacuum sealer. For under $10 you get the vacuum and 3 sealing bags. I have used this three time this week..(that reminds me I need to buy more bags)... and I now have a little stash of leftovers in the freezer. I don't know if this will help me remember to eat leftovers for lunch.. but at least they will give me more then a couple of days to eat them!! In some cases, like steak and roasts, they will last up to a year in these vacuum bags! This is a fantastic addition to my kitchen... and a great way to keep eating small portions without feeling guilty about the leftovers!!
Check out their website for some great ideas like this:
Bake or grill extra chicken breast halves to freeze for portion controlled meals. Simply place one chicken breast half and one cup vegetables in a Reynolds® Handi-Vac™ Vacuum Freezer Bag. Seal bag and remove air with the vacuum sealer. Defrost and reheat for a delicious single-serve meal.
This scores a -10 lbs on my scale!! Awesome