Here are few items that I use almost everyday to help keep my potions in check.
I have two sets of measuring spoons and measuring cups...I use them non stop to measure out cereal, milk, fruit, dressings. I even took a measuring spoon to Chick-fil-A a couple of weeks ago to measure out my favorite dressing on my favorite salad...didn't want a guessing game.
With two sets of everything I'm less likely to just guess since what I need to measure is in the dishwasher.
My other favorite item is a chili bowl. I bought these several years ago and I love them. I can't imagine what I'd do without this size bowl. I love that when I measure (and I've gotten pretty good at eyeballing in this bowl) out my cereal that it fills up the bowl. I don't feel like I'm getting jipped and that's a big deal because I love cereal. Add a banana and it's overflowing....I feel like I'm getting a lot. Wait I am...getting what I should.
The next item is my red plate. I kept them out one year after Christmas because it was a good size to feed my kids on...that wasn't plastic. It's also a great size for me to eat on. I use it often for lunch or dinner and it helps keep portions under control.
I also love my scale. It's digital. It's also about to zero out after you stick something on it. So if you want to measure out a pound of fruit you can stick a bowl on the scale, zero it out and then add your fruit and get an accurate measurement. I use it to measuring things like my favorite canned chicken from Costco that tells me that 6 ounces is a serving. No more guessing. I also use it to weigh my meat. I like knowing that I'm getting the right portion and not three times what I should be eating.
Last but probably my favorite is my food wand. This is my super duper new one that my awesome bro-in-law gave me for Christmas. It was out of the "acceptable price range" but I'm not complaining because I love it. I've been using food wands to make protein shakes since I was in high school. I parents make protein shakes every day and I do too! This is the easiest way to do it and the clean up is super fast.
I have a really nice blender that my grandma gave me when I got married...I think I've used it three or four times because the hand blender is so much easier. I use it in soups too to give it that creamy texture some of my favorite need. No batches in the mixer here, stick the wand right in the pot and give it a whirl.
It's amazing how helpful these items can be...what do you use?