pre-dinner snack: a slice of bread and some raw carrot.
dinner: medium large bowl of pasta with stir-fried vegetables. Was actually really yummy and I dont think it was too fattening. I added fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, black cracked pepper, seasalt and some handpicked aniseed leaf I found growing wildly. That made it!
I feel satisfied without feeling bloated or like a pig.
BD: my kids like all the bad stuff too. I havent learnt to ignore it but for their sake and for mine, trying to balance it with more of the nutritious foods like fruit, nuts, bean and vegetable dips.