MEASURED AMOUNTS & GOOD COMPARISONSHow much is one serving, here’s a relatively easy way to judge size of what you need when visiting friends or preparing a meal without having a measuring cup, spoon or scale.
ONE SERVING LOOKS LIKE (size-wise)
3 oz of red meat/poultry/fish deck of playing cards
Medium apple/pear/peach 2 1/2" cannon ball
1 oz of cheese one thumb length
1/2 cup of homemade ice cream 2 1/2" cannon ball
1/2 cup of pasta/rice/vegetables 2 1/2" cannon ball
1 oz of nuts/candy one handful
1 medium potato 2 1/2" cannon ball
1 homemade cookie musket cap box
1 cup of cereal/broccoli/milk a tight fist
1 tsp. of butter/lard/grease first joint of your thumb
1 muffin/cinnamon roll a doorknob
When camping people frequently complain that the portion sizes are hard to figure, our eyes have grown so used to monster-sized fast foods, we’ve have forgotten what single servings look like.