Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Let's talk about portion size.

Every thing in moderation.

Just in case you haven't figured it out, I love steak. I get spoiled, I was raised on the homegrown stuff, and now get to dine at some of the greatest steak places across the country, and that usually means consuming Certified Angus Beef (CAB). And yes, there is a difference between CAB and the Angus burger at McDonald's. But that is a post for another day.

Beef is an awesome source of Zip - Zinc, Iron and Protein. The other great news is that there are 29 lean cuts of beef, just look for the words loin or round in the name. But I digress. The point of this post is that everything is good in moderation, but how are we to know what moderation is?

Well, luckily as I was thumbing through my Healthy Beef Cookbook I came across these images. A serving of beef is 3 oz., and we can use these visuals to help us remember what a serving is.

This is a 3 oz. hamburger compared to a hickey puck. p.s. It's playoff season

This is a 3 oz. steak compares to a deck of cards

And this is 3 oz. of beef cubes compared to four children's block. Don't forget about those lean cuts. 

Happy grilling!


  1. Great topic Crystal! Its sometimes hard to gauge what an appropriate serving size of meat is and these visuals were very helpful!

  2. Hello Crystal. I would like to use these photos for educational purposes. Is that possible? How do I get written permission and original files? Thanks.


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