Simplifying Serving Size

Don't have a measuring cup or spoon handy to make sure that you don't overeat. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you out.One Cup or your fist

This is 1 serving of  cereal, raw leafy vegetables

1/2 cup  or 1/2 fist 

1 Serving size

cooked beans, pasta, rice

fruit and most vegetables

3 ounces  or palm of your hand

1 serving

cooked fish, meat, or poultry

1 ounce or  handful

        1 Serving of

cheese, nuts, snack foods such as chips, pretzels,

1 Tablespoon or tip of the thumb

1 serving of

jam, jelly

or salad dressing


1 teaspoon or tip of the pointer finger


1 Serving of

butter, margarine, oil