Ode to IKEA KALAS Dishes
If I were poetic I'd write you an ode to IKEA KALAS dishes, but I'm not.
So, instead I'll tell you why I like them.
As I checked out at IKEA yesterday I watched the Mom ahead of me
unload the bottom of her stroller to pay for half a Million of them.
I bought a bunch too.
What I like about them-
- Less food waste by children.
- Encourages smaller portions for everyone.
- They do not take up a lot of space in the dishwasher or the cupboard.
- They are inexpensive.
- They come in cute colors.
If you are over 29 you have likely realize that the battle of the bulge is a reality. Dietitians tell us to use smaller dishes to encourage smaller portions. If you want more go back for more, but dishing up less gives us time to think about how much we really need to eat.
They are dishwasher friendly. A bowl takes up no more room than a cup. When you are cooking for an army it is nice to not need a crew of K.P. "volunteers." We know how willing they help can be. So let's get it done and get out.
Each set of 6 pieces is 1.99. I like that. When they get looking tired they are easy to pass on to your local thrift store and buy a fresh set. I recommend using 1/2 of a cup of vinegar in the dishwasher with each load. They will look nice longer as will all of your other dishes.
Finally, they come in cute colors. They might seem a bit kiddish if your "kids" are taller than you are, but I have a good excuse. One of my kids is still sort of little, and I have not heard the big ones complain.