View Full Version : need help measuring food portions

10-26-2004, 09:37 PM
This may sound like a dumb question, but could anyone here tell me approximately how big 1 oz of ground chicken is? Like if I had a square section of 1 oz of ground chicken sitting in front of me, how much space would it take up? I eat a lot at my college's dining hall and I'm trying to get an idea of how much I'm eating of this stuff. They have the nutrition info for 1 oz, but I don't know exactly what 1 oz of ground chicken would look like.

10-26-2004, 09:48 PM
That is my question as well, then I went out and bought an electronic scale :o

10-26-2004, 10:18 PM
bump, me too. I have a scale at home, but what about when your away, being able to "eyeball" it is a valuable skill, what do you guys advise?

10-26-2004, 10:55 PM
Yeah, I don't have a scale, and I can't really bring one into the dining hall with me..

10-28-2004, 08:47 PM
Remove the cell phone and calculator and add a didgital scale. works for me

10-28-2004, 09:33 PM
Just try to go by how full you are

10-28-2004, 10:50 PM
1 0z aint crap as far as chicken, probly like 2 medium mouthfulls. your better off payin 5 measley bucks tho at a cheap family dollar and getting a real scale than going by eye. if u cant weigh chicken, im assuming u cant weigh alot of stuff do to lack of. youll need one big time.