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can't buy food w/ multiple servings

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#21 paperinukke



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:37 PM

how about paistopiste? or do you live elsewhere haha


That's a valid point, sadly I have gluten intolerance and those rarely have gluten free stuff, save for Karelian pastries  :mellow: Thanks for the suggestion though! 

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#22 yuh.mp3


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:39 PM

they sell these here

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:49 PM

I absolutely relate! You’d be surprised what you can store in the freezer. I like this option because you have to go through the process of thawing out the food before you can eat it. It gives you thinking time to see if you really want to and stops you from immediately getting more.

Things I freeze:
-low cal bread
-low cal wraps
-most fruit

You can even stick pastries and leftovers in the freezer instead of the fridge. Also chocolate. For spreads you can probably purchase single serve cups (like the ones they serve salad dressing in on to-go orders in many restaurants) to break up the portions. I think they’re called condiment cups?

If there’s something I can’t freeze, like puffed wheat cereal, sometimes I’ll break up the bag into individual baggies or containers.

If I could only buy single servings that would be fantastic, but I’m a college student on a budget lol so buying things with multiple servings is usually cheaper.
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:52 PM

YES. i feel this 100%, i start to feel guilty when it just sits around.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:53 PM

Yep this is me, unless the food requires some kind of complex preparation. Like, I can buy a bag full of dry oats or raw ingredients in bulk, but a multi-pack of chocolate bars? A whole jar of Nutella when I was just craving one serving once? I'd sell my soul for single serving jars of spreads and butters, like 1 tablespoon of PB in a tiny little jar you can buy so that the temptation isn't there forever

They actually make things like that! You just have to special order them off of the internet.


And by special order, I mean hunt for them a bit. I'm sure there are options on amazon!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:10 PM

Probably not available in the UK lol

Oh yea sry not sure bout that my bad I always default people to living in America lol
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:41 PM

Soooo relatable. I just spent 20 minutes staring at bulk lentils (in the kind of store where you pour what you want into a bag and they weigh it for you), then got my 70mL cup out and measured it right there and then lol 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:55 PM

For those asking - lots of nut butters are sold in single servings.  Justin's, Jif, and a few others.  They're often $1 each but sometimes they're like 6/$5. I keep them in my purse for when I get hangry and there isn't food I can eat


I quit buying bagged foods that have more than 4 servings per container because who am I kidding with that nonsense?  The Costco-sized jumbo bags barely make it to TWO servings (and that bag, while huge, is labeled as sufficient for 24.  TWENTY FOUR PEOPLE no thanks I don't need that kind of negativity)


Single-serve costs more per their definition of "serving" but I actually get the listed # of servings out of I'd argue my cost per serving is lower.  Plus I don't eat more than one or two before wrapper shame makes me quit

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:45 PM

YES same

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