Monday, August 4, 2014

What is a healthy portion anyways?

What is a healthy portion of food anyway?

When it comes to food, it is important to know how much or how little of something you are eating.  You can always use scales or measuring cups, but did you know you can use your own hand to measure healthy portions of food?  You can simplify the often complicated measuring by keeping these tips in mind:

Fist = 1 cup - a good place to start for vegetables
Thumb = 2 Tablespoons - think serving of peanut butter
Thumbnail = 1 Teaspoon 
Cupped hand = 1/2 cup - good amount of carbs or starches
Palm of hand = 3 ounces - a good serving of fish, poultry or meat

Try this method the next time you are preparing dinner.  Simplify and enjoy!

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