Controlling Portion Sizes

Sometimes it is difficult to know the right portion size. Use these everyday items
to help you approximate a serving.
  • Deck of cards = 3 ounce serving of meat
  • Checkbook = 3 ounce serving of fish
  • 4 dice = 1 ounce of cheese
  • Baseball = 1 serving of fruits or vegetables
  • Golf ball = 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/2 of a tennis ball = 1/2 cup of rice or pasta
  • Medium fist = 1 cup of cereal
For more portion control tips visit the Cooking Light website.