Tidbits of Info
Serving Sizes Estimations
Your hand can be used as a guide for estimating portions. About 1 cup or 1 medium fruit is your Fist. About 1 oz. cheese or meat is your Thumb. About 1 tablespoon is your Thumbtip. About 1 teaspoon is your Fingertip. Your Palm (minus your fingers) is about 3 ounces cooked meat, poultry or fish.
Other Serving Size Estimations
3 ounces meat, poultry or fish is about the size of...deck of cards. 1 cup mashed potatoes is about the size of...your fist. 1 cup fruit is about the size of...a baseball. 1/2 cup pasta, rice, fruit or veggies is about the size of...1/2 of a tennis ball or a standard ice-cream scoop. 1 medium potato is about the size of...a computer mouse. 1 teaspoon butter, margarine or jelly is about the size of...the tip of your thumb. 1 ounce nuts is about the size of...a handful. 2 tablespoons peanut butter is about the size of...a ping pong ball or a golf ball. 1 ounce cheese is about the size of...four dice. 1 1/2 ozs of cheese = 3 dominoes or 6 dice. 1 2-oz bagel is about the diameter of a drink coaster. 1 tortilla is about the diameter of a 7" dessert plate. 1 slice of bread is about the size of a square audio CD case. 1 2-oz muffin is about the size of a large egg. 1 pancake or waffle is about the diameter of an audio CD.
Holiday Foods Serving Size Estimations
3 oz light-meat turkey (no skin) is about the size of...a deck of cards. 1/3 cup homemade stuffing (cooked) is about the size of...1 kiwifruit. 1/4 cup gravy (from jar) is about the size of...a ping pong ball. 1/2 cup mashed potatoes is about the size of...1/2 baseball. 4 oz Champagne is about the size of...a cupcake wrapper. 1/8 of 9-in. pumpkin pie is about the size of...a computer mouse. 2 small sugar cookies is about the size of...2 bars hotel soap. 1/8 of 8-in. gingerbread cake is about the size of....a cassette tape. 1 tablespoon fudge is about the size of...a pair of dice. 4 oz eggnog (nonalcoholic) is about the size of...1/2 apple.
Zero POINT Foods
Use them freely to add flavor or curb hunger. Beverages - water, mineral water, coffee, diet soda, club soda, seltzer, and tea. Vegetables - Many different vegetables. Condiments/Seasonings - bouillon, capers, broth, extracts, flavorings, gelatin (unflavored), herbs, horseradish, hot sauce (pepper sauce), lemon juice, lime juice, mustard, sugar substitutes, nonstick cooking spray, relish, soy sauce, spices, taco sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce.
Water is very essential for good health. It helps you curb your appetite. 6-8 cups of water is recommended each day. Mineral water, spring water, club soda, naturally sparkling water, seltzer, plain or flavored (unsweetened) are considered your "water" for the day. You can use juice, milk, herbal tea, decaffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, soda, etc.) as 3 of your 6 glasses of water (8 oz).
Point Range (123 Success Points)
Converted to Calories
Thank you so very much Sandy for sending this in.....