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CATSDONTPRAY SparkPoints: (14,225)
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1/29/11 3:50 P

I use a digital scale that I bought at Wal-Mart for under $20.

DRELLABELLA Posts: 375
1/29/11 3:31 P

geerally one once is one normal slice or a quarter cup shredded, or the size of two regular dice.
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KOALA_BEAR SparkPoints: (18,475)
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1/29/11 10:59 A

Depends on if the cheese is skim milk, part skim, etc and is it from cow's milk, goat or sheep? Generally a slice is 1 oz but it might be less calories. A one inch cubs could be if it is a dense or hard cheese; soft cheeses like Brie or Swiss would be bigger. Check the packages and buy a scale. Even a little postal scale will work although not as fancy and only for smaller items. If you can get a big one especially for food its a good investment in your health. Weighing in grams can also get you more food than portions by volume like a cup, too. A real bonus if you like to visually see how much or how little you get.

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (214,440)
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1/29/11 10:58 A

I wish I had bigger thumbs! emoticon

Edited by: GOOSIEMOON at: 1/29/2011 (14:15)
KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
1/29/11 10:02 A

Not much to me since I love cheese, LOL.

TMAGRINI Posts: 210
1/29/11 9:39 A

A good estimate is two dice, or the size of your thumb.

SEJULY Posts: 294
1/29/11 9:16 A

I agree with the previous post regarding scales. I don't use the scale as much anymore but initially it helped me alot. Sometimes it was fun to see that a serving was alot more than what I thought (especially if it was something I really like).
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-POOKIE- Posts: 13,606
1/29/11 9:06 A

Scales are the best bet for this kind of thing really.

Otherwise, look at the packet... if it weighs 5oz, then 1/5 of the pack is 1oz, but you wont be exact without scales.

They are not expensivse and incredibly useful.

SARAH616 Posts: 199
1/29/11 9:02 A

Hey everyone!

So I'm confused about serving size for cheese! What exactly does 1 oz of cheese look like?

Is it different for different kinds of cheese: mozzarella, cheddar...etc??

Thanks!

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