Understanding Portion Sizes

food portion sizeThe best way to monitor portion control is by measuring out the food we eat. But let’s face it, for many busy moms this is not likely to happen. Here are some useful tips to keep tabs on the amount of food you’re eating:

One serving (3 oz.) of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of a deck of playing cards.
One serving (½ C) of fruit, vegetables, pasta or rice is about the size of a baseball.
One serving (1 oz.) of cheese is about the size of one domino.
One serving (1 C) of milk, yogurt, or chopped fresh greens is about the size of a tennis ball.