Whether you prefer red to white, fish to other meats, or no meat at all; all you need is your hand to determine how much is an appropriate serving size.
Here's a quick and easy guide:
Use your palm....
- Red meat: The size of your own palm and the thickness of your palm
- Chicken: 3/4 of your hand (fingers together) and the thickness of your palm
- Fish & seafood: The flesh (excluding shell, heads etc) should cover the size of your whole hand (fingers together) and thickness of your palm
- Vegetarian: At least 1.5 cups of cooked beans/legumes, tofu/tempeh can follow the same guidelines as fish
So you now have a handy (pun intended!) tool to work out how much a serving of meat, chicken, fish or vegetarian alternatives is. Enjoy!