It's passed into conventional wisdom: the idea that manipulating the plate you eat from can fool you into eating less. Some say that eating from a smaller plate will have that effect, but the quality of the research is questionable, with other studies showing plate size having no effect on how much people ate.
An international team of researchers conducted a feeding study (Int J Beh Nutr Phys Act 2019;16:75) at a feeding laboratory specifically designed for their research: a lounge with a dining table and chair, a sofa and bookshelves, and a television showing a nature program.
The 134 adult men and women were served a lunch, presented on a heated serving table in the room, consisting of either a vegetarian cheese and pasta bake or chicken korma curry. The participants were randomly given either a large or small plate and were instructed to serve themselves from the serving dish on the heated table and to consume as much or as little as they wished. Smaller plates »
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The sweet potatoes are creamy and sweet, offset with the spicy seasonings and complemented by the spicy corn salsa. The cheese adds a bit of umami flavor and the sour cream cools this off just a bit. If you like your food less spicy, use 1/2 the jalapeno.