Portion sizes

Potatoes vs applesauceThere is so much talk about how much to eat or how much NOT to eat!  When we look at resources like the Canada Food Guide, we can often get confused about how much is a serving.

Here is a quick picture of some potatoes we pulled from our garden to see different sizes! Which one do you think is the correct portion size for a serving of vegetables?  I’ll give you a hint…its not on the left side of the picture!!

A quick reference for serving sizes!

Your Fist = 1 cup

Your Thumb = 1 Tablespoon

The Palm of your hand = a serving of meat, chicken or fish

A Tennis Ball = an ounce of cereal

A great rule of thumb for making your plate at any meal is 1/2 of the plate should be Fruit &/or Veggie, 1/4 of the plate be a protein and 1/4 of the plate be a starch!

Download this PDF for a quick reference guide for your fridge!


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