Portion Size Guidelines

Overall rule: 1/2 plate vegetables/fruits, 1/4 plate proteins, 1/4 plate starches

Basic Guidelines:
1 cup = baseball
1/2 cup = lightbulb
1 oz or 2 tbsp = golf ball
1 tbsp = poker chip
3 oz chicken or meat = deck of cards
3 oz fish = checkbook

Grains:
1 cup of cereal flakes = baseball
1 pancake = compact disc
1/2 cup cooked rice or pasta = lightbulb
1 slice bread = cassette tape
1 bagel = 6 oz can of tuna
3 cups popcorn = 3 baseballs

Dairy & Cheese:
1 1/2 oz cheese = 3 stacked dice
1 cup yogurt = baseball
1/2 cup frozen yogurt = lightbulb
1/2 cup ice cram = lightbulb

Fats & Oils:
1 Tbsp butter or spread = poker chip
1 Tbsp salad dressing = poker chip
1 Tbsp mayonnaise = poker chip
1 Tbsp oil = poker chip

Fruits & Vegetables:
1 medium fruit = baseball
1/2 cup grapes = about 16 grapes
1 cup strawberries = about 12 berries
1 cup of salad greens = baseball
1 cup carrots = about 12 baby carrots
1 cup cooked vegetables = baseball
1 baked potato = computer mouse

Meats, Fish and Nuts:
3 oz lean meat = deck of cards
3 oz fish = checkbook
2 Tbsp peanut butter = golf ball
1/4 cup almonds = 23 almonds
1/4 cup pistachios = 24 pistachios

Mixed Dishes:
1 hamburger (without bun) = deck of cards
1 cup fries = about 10 fries
4 oz nachos = about 7 chips
3 oz meatloaf = deck of cards
1 cup chili = baseball
1 sub sandwich = about 6 inches
1 burrito = about 6 inches

Source:WebMD

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