"Handy" Portions Guide

When thinking about portion control for the foods you eat, use this guide to help you.

Serving Suggestion "Handy" Portion
3 oz. of meat Same size as the palm of your hand.
1/2 cup cooked vegetables or pasta Same as one cupped hand.
1 oz. of cheese Same as the length and width of your thumb.
1 teaspoon Same as the tip of your thumb (From the knuckle to the end.)
1 cup of raw, leafy vegetables or spinach Same as two cupped hands.
1 tablespoon Same as three thumb tips.
1 cup of dry cereal/popcorn or 1 medium piece of fruit Same as the size of your fist.


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