Visual Clues For Serving Sizes

  • 1 teaspoon = quarter, tip of thumb

  • 1 tablespoon = silver dollar, whole thumb

  • 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) = one sandwich cookie, nailpolish bottle
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  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) = golf ball, large egg

  • 1/3 cup = compact, espresso cup

  • 1/2 cup = 1/2 orange, small fist

  • 1 cup = baseball, light bulb

  • 1 ounce meat/cheese = computer disc, tube of lipstick

  • 1 ounce snack food = rounded handful

  • 2 ounces meat/cheese = 3 fingers, 4 dominoes

  • 3 ounces meat/cheese = deck of cards, computer mouse

  • 4 ounces meat/cheese = palm of man's hand

  • 1 muffin or piece of fruit = tennis ball

  • 1 bagel = 6 ounce can of tuna

By sooz from Toronto, ON

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