Portion Sizes
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Portion Sizes

Food for thought: how to eyeball a proper portion.

1 tsp. of salad dressing equals the size of a half dollar

A small (2 oz.) bagel equals the diameter of a round beverage coaster

A tortilla equals a salad plate

1/2 tsp. of oil equals 1 thimble full


1 half-oz. roll equals a bar of soap

A medium baked potato equals a computer mouse

1/2 cup veggies equals the bulb part of a standard light bulb

1 cup of pasta equals 1 baseball


3 oz. of meat equals a pack of tissues or deck of cards

1/2 cup of rice equals a custard cup

1 oz. of nuts equals 2 shot glasses

1/4 cup of sour cream equals 1 golf ball


1 oz. chunk of cheese equals 2 dominoes or your thumb

1/2 cup of rice or pasta equals the amount that fits into a cupcake wrapper

A pancake or waffle equals the diameter of a CD

3/4 cup of frozen yogurt equals 1 tennis ball


3 oz. of fish equals an eyeglass case

1 1/2 oz. of raisins equals 1 soup ladle

1 cup of dry cereal equals 1 wine glass

1/4 cup of sour cream equals 1 golf ball

1 oz. of chocolate equals 1 package of dental floss

1 tsp. of peanut butter equals a lipstick cap

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