Today’s word in the “Love Your Health” Challenge: self-control.
A big part of my attempt at healthy-eating is sticking to recommended portion sizes.
I can tell you without hesitation that one serving of animal crackers = 17. I make sure to pack exactly that many with my lunch each day otherwise I’d down the entire bag and not think twice.
The same goes for almonds. I love them and would certainly be able to polish off handful after handful, but a glance at the nutrition facts shows you a single serving is approximately 1/4 cup or 23 almonds.
I came across this helpful graphic for estimating a serving:
(Courtesy of The Almond Board of California)
I tested it out and sure enough….1 shot glass = 1/4 cup! Who knew?!
Did you notice in the graphic above they mention a tin? I investigated and now I’ve decided I should probably own one:
A little container? Just for almonds?! Sign me up!
Now I want to know…
Are you a stickler for recommended portion sizes? Or more the eyeball/estimate type?