Because hand sizes vary according to body, size, gender, and age, it may be easier to estimate portion sizes using some common household items.

One piece fruit or potato:
About the size of a regular
(60 watt) light bulb

One-half cup
of vegetables
is the size of a light bulb


1/2 cup: About the size of a racquet ball




One cup of pasta is the size
of a tennis ball

3/4 cup:

About the size of a tennis ball

1 fruit serving
= cup canned
or 1 medium fruit
is about the size of a tennis ball


1 1/2 - 2 oz cheese: About the size of a 3.5" computer disk or a tube of lipstick or three dominos


3 oz. meat/poultry/fish: About the size of a deck of cards or cassette tape


2 TB peanut butter: About the size of a golf ball

 


 One bagel is the size of a hockey puck


A medium potato should be the size of a computer mouse


One teaspoon of
peanut butter
equals one dice.