I made another yummy Trader Joe's find this morning: Country Choice Multigrain Hot Cereal. The single serving is 1/2 cup and fits perfectly in my sweet little bowl. (By the "weigh" for you Weight Watchers peeps -it's only 3 points for this 1/2 cup serving. If you add agave or sugar, a couple toasted almonds, it's only another 1 or 2 points). I savored it and it filled me up. There's something about the psychology of having an overflowing bowl of warm yumminess that is so fulfulling!
When I was at the BlogHer Food Conference a few weeks ago, the Barilla company was showcasing their new line of PICCOLINI pasta. Oh my god, they are adorable. Not being a mom, I wasn't thinking about how much kids would love all the fun shapes. I was thinking about how much more balanced a dish of pasta is with pasta and sauce, and how you can feel more satiated with far less when it's small bites like this. They had samples out and it was fantastic.