Centsable Health: Portion Size

Data pix.

Controlling the portion sizes of what you eat each day can significantly help you maintain a healthy weight. Fareway's Whitney Hemmer goes through the basic recommendations for the food groups when it comes to portion size.


6 servings per day

Rice or pasta ½ cup tennis ball/closed fist
Bagel 1 mini OR ½ of a large bagel Hockey puck


4 servings per day

Apple 1 medium Tennis ball/closed fist
Berries ½ cup Half tennis ball
Avocado 1/5 or 1 ounce 1 slice
Dried fruit ¼ cup Egg


4 servings per day

Chopped vegetables ½ cup 7 cotton balls
Raw, leafy greens 1 cup Baseball


2 to 3 servings per day

Lean meat 3 ounces Deck or cards/palm of your hand
Fish 3 ounces Checkbook
Scrambled eggs 1 cup Tennis ball
Nuts 1 ounce Ping pong ball
Nut butter 1 Tbsp. Thumb


Dark chocolate 1.5 ounces Floss dispenser
Trail mix ¼ cup Small handful
Oil 2 Tbsp Golf ball


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.