Food portions


teaspoon (5 ml)
about the size of the top half of your thumb

1 ounce (28 g)
approximately inch cube of cheese
volume of four stacked dice
slice of cheese is about the size of a 3 1/2 inch computer disk
chunk of cheese is about as thick as 2 dominoes
1 handful (palm) of nuts

2 ounces (57 g)
1 small chicken leg or thigh
1/2 cup of cottage cheese or tuna

3 ounces (85 g)
serving of meat is about the size of a deck of playing cards (3 exchanges)
1/2 of whole chicken breast
1 medium pork chop
1 small hamburger
unbreaded fish fillet

1/2 cup (118 ml)
fruit or vegetables can fit in the palm of your hand
about the volume of a tennis ball

1 cup (236 ml)
about the size of a woman's fist
breakfast cereal goes halfway up the side of a standard cereal bowl
broccoli is about the size of a light bulb
1 medium apple = A tennis ball