If you happen to scroll through our more recent blog posts and recipes, you may notice a pattern.
There are no portion sizes listed on any of our recipes.
We are all different human beings – what I need to eat to feel full and satisfied is going to be different than what you need to eat to feel full and satisfied. And this can change on any given day.
You know those days that you feel like a bottomless pit and could just keep eating and eating? Then go with it! Your body is hungry and is telling you it needs the nourishment.
And then there are days when you find you just don’t have much appetite, like when it’s maybe a thousand degrees outside?? That definitely kills my appetite.
And sometimes you might want to eat more of something because it is just so darn special and delicious (Grilled Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Pizza, I’m looking at you). And that’s okay too! You may feel a little too full and uncomfortable and we’ve all been there. Sometimes we don’t always listen to our hunger and fullness cues too and you know what? Those moments make us even better at tuning in to our body in the future.
If I told you that this pizza served six and one slice was a serving, it may stop you from actually eating what you need to feel truly full and satisfied, simply because of the listed portion size. This could then lead to feelings of guilt if you ate more than what was deemed to be an ‘appropriate’ amount. Food and guilt are two words that should never ever be in the same sentence. Ever.
Sure, listing how many people a recipe serves can be helpful when you are planning a dinner party menu, which is why we will list the quantity a recipe makes – ie. 12 muffins or 8 enchiladas. But to list the serving or portion size as 1 muffin or 2 enchiladas and use that as a guideline for how much of a specific meal or food you are ‘supposed’ to eat? It is much better to use your body as a guide for that.