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Sarah Lynch: Control dessert portions (column)

8:01 PM, Apr. 24, 2013  |  Comments
Cherry cheesecake
Cherry cheesecake
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The April issue of Cooking Light magazine had a great section on how the calories in our favorite desserts can increase simply by how we portion a pan.

Most desserts call for a 2-by-2-inch square portion. When using an 8-inch square pan, you would need to cut the pan into 16 pieces. Cutting the pan into 12 pieces can increase calories by up to 33 percent for some of our favorite desserts.

Calories can increase dramatically when we change how we portion our favorite treats. For the 8-inch square pan, nine portions of lemon squares equal more than 280 calories for each serving. Changing the serving size to 12 drops it to 250, and 16 comes in at 180 calories per portion.

Cheesecake bars can pack more than 480 calories per portion for nine servings but drop to 270 for 16. Pecan pie bars range from 284 to 160, and chocolate chip oat bars clock in almost 500 calories per serving for nine portions but 280 for 16 bars per pan.

To help yourself cut back on calories, portion out four rows by four rows, and savor a small portion of your favorite treat. Recipes for the above desserts can be found at www.cookinglight.com.

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