Measuring Perfect Portions

Knowing proper servings is an important part of healthy eating. Just think about restaurant portions versus airplane portions. Some restaurants serve four to five times (if not more) of the amount you should be eating; airplane meals are more like it.

Foodnetwork.com has a clever slideshow that uses everyday items -- baseballs, golf balls, deck of cards and a computer mouse -- to help you keep things straight.

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Plates and Bowls for Perfect Portions

My husband always tells me that I have big eyes but a small stomach -- that is, I like to take larger portions than I can handle. I’m not the only one, I know. Thankfully, some wise designers out there have come up with dishware to help control food portions we might be plopping on to our plates. Here are some you might want to try