Look for whole grains, fruit and vegetables as the mainstay of your meal. The entrée should only cover 1/3 (one-third) of your plate with the other food covering 2/3 (two-thirds) of the plate.
What should I eat?
View the menus for the Rock Café and Quad Café at www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/studentlife/dining. Look for foods that are baked, steamed, roasted, stir-fried or grilled with minimal or no added fat. "Nutri Choice" foods are not deep-fried or served in creamy sauce and usually contains 20 grams of fat or less per serving.
|Standard Serving Sizes|
|Chopped Vegetables||1/2 Cup||1/2 baseball or rounded handful for average adult|
|Raw Leafy Vegetables (such as Lettuce)||1 cup||1 baseball or first of and average adult|
|Fresh Fruits||1 Medium Piece, 1/2 Cup Chopped||1 baseball 1/2 baseball or rounded handful for average adult|
|Dried Fruit||1/4 Cup||1 golf ball or scant handful for average adult|
|Pasta, Rice Cooked Cereal||1/2 cup||1/2 baseball or rounded handful for average adult|
|Ready-to eat cereal||1 oz. which varies from 1/2 cup to 1 1/4 cup (check label)|
|Meat, Poultry||3 oz. boneless cooked weight from 4 oz. raw||Deck of cards|
|Dried Beans||1/2 cup cooked||1/2 baseball or rounded handful for average adult|
|Nuts||1/3 cup||Level handful for average adult|
|Cheese||1 1/2 oz. (2 oz. if processed cheese)||1 oz. looks like 4 dice|