What Does 1 Serving of Vegetables Really Look Like?

What Does 1 Serving of Vegetables Really Look Like?

When it comes to eating your vegetables| do you really know how much is enough? According to the US Department of Agriculture| the average 19- to 30-year-old woman requires two and one-half cups of vegetables per day. If this amount sounds out of reach| don’t fret. The following photos will show you how to measure (and eyeball) the vegetables you need to meet these requirements every day.

| Spaghetti Squash

One cup spaghetti squash (cooked) = one serving of vegetables

| Beets

One cup beets (about two large beets) = one serving of vegetables

| Rainbow Chard

Two cups rainbow chard (raw) = one serving of vegetables

| Green Peas

One cup green peas = one serving of vegetables

| Beans

One cup beans = one serving of vegetables

| Kale

Two cups kale (raw) = one serving of vegetables

| Acorn Squash

One-half large acorn squash (one cup flesh| cooked) = one serving of vegetables

| Celery

Two large stalks (11- to 12-inches long) = one serving of vegetables

| Sweet Potato

One large sweet potato = one serving of vegetables

| Spinach

Two cups spinach (raw) = one serving of vegetables

| Green Beans

One cup cooked green beans (19 to 20 beans| raw) = one serving of vegetables

| Brussels Sprouts

One cup brussels sprouts (about nine large sprouts) = one serving of vegetables

| Pepper

One large red pepper (raw or cooked) = one serving of vegetables

| Zucchini

One cup zucchini (about one-half medium zucchini| cooked) = one serving of vegetables

| Asparagus

Eight small spears asparagus (or four large spears) = one serving of vegetables

| Corn

One large ear of corn = one serving of vegetables

| Baby Carrots

12 baby carrots = one serving of vegetables