What are the sizes of portion control containers?
Each container is a different size and is meant to be used for a specific food group:
- Green container (one cup): Vegetables.
- Purple container (one cup): Fruit.
- Red container (3/4 cup): Protein sources.
- Yellow container (1/2 cup): Carbs.
- Blue container (1/3 cup): Healthy fats.
How do I know my portion size?
Use your hand and other everyday objects to measure portion sizes:
- One serving of meat or poultry is the palm of your hand or a deck of cards.
- One 3-ounce (84 grams) serving of fish is a checkbook.
- One-half cup (40 grams) of ice cream is a tennis ball.
- One serving of cheese is a pair of dice.
What size container should I use for meal prep?
For single servings, a good size for a meal prep container is around 820mls which is about 3 cups of food. This should be enough space to store a single meal.
What are the 21 day fix containers?
With the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan, you’ll use color-coded Portion-Control Containers: Green Container for veggies, Purple Container for fruit, Red Container for proteins, Yellow Container for carbs, Blue Container for healthy fats, Orange Container for seeds and healthy dressings, and teaspoons for oil and nut butter.
How big is a yellow container 21 day fix?
The size of the 21 Day Fix yellow container is 1/2 cup, and foods on the yellow food list that do not have other units of measurement should fit into the container with the lid on. For example, one small whole grain tortilla equals one yellow container because the amount is listed on the approved food list.
What is the correct portion size for adults?
1 1/2 – 2 1/2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 cups of vegetables. 6-10 ounces of grain, 1/2 from whole grains. 3 cups of nonfat or low-fat dairy foods. 5-7 ounces of protein (meat, beans, and seafood) each day.
What is a standard portion size?
A Standard Portion Size represents the amount (weight, count, size or value) of each food item which is sold to the guest for a stated price and should be established for all items, including appetizers, main courses, vegetables, salads, desserts, beverages, etc.
How do I choose a meal prep container?
From my experience, I’ve learned to look for the following characteristics in a good meal prep container:
Is glass better than plastic for meal prep?
Safety: Research has proven that harmful chemicals in plastic leach into your food (or liquid) during storage, especially when heated. In turn, we consume the food or drink, allowing the chemicals to enter our bodies. Glass meal prep containers do not have this issue due to its non-porus surface.
How many red containers is an egg?
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Two eggs equals one red container. If you’re only eating the egg whites, then eight of them equals a red container!
How many slices of cheese is a blue container?
The day I played with cheese ( that is an odd beginning to a sentence) I discovered that 2 average slices of cheese, broken up, fit into a blue perfectly.