Serving Size Finder

Standard Serving Sizes

FOOD
SERVING
LOOKS LIKE
Chopped Vegetables
1⁄2 cup
1⁄2 baseball
Raw Leafy Vegetables (such as lettuce)
1 cup
1 baseball or fist for average adult
Fresh Fruit
1 medium piece
1 baseball
1⁄2 cup chopped
1⁄2 baseball
Dried Fruit
1/4 cup
1 golf ball
Pasta, Rice, Cooked Cereal
1⁄2 cup
1⁄2 baseball
Ready-to-Eat Cereal
1 oz. varies from 1⁄4 cup to 1¼ cups
EMPTY CELL
Red Meat, Poultry, Seafood
3 oz. (boneless cooked weight from 4 oz. raw)
Deck of cards
Dried Beans
1⁄2 cup cooked
1⁄2 baseball
Nuts
1⁄3 cup
Level handful for average adult
Cheese
1½ oz.
4 dice or 2 9volt batteries

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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This guide illustrates portion sizes of common foods from 20 years ago compared to today, and explains how oversized portions can increase cancer risk. Buy singly or in bulk.