What Does 100 Calories Look Like?

Portion control is a crucial part of the weight-loss process, but it's not always convenient to weigh everything you eat. Instead, you can learn how to eyeball portions of common foods so you'll know about how many calories you're eating. You might also be surprised to see how much or how little of certain foods you can eat while consuming the same number of calories. 

100-Calorie Servings of Fruit
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Fruit 100-Calorie Serving
strawberries 2 cups (10 oz)
blueberries 1 1/4 cups (6 oz)
grapes  52 grapes (9 oz)
watermelon 2 cups diced (11 oz)
peaches 2 medium (8 oz)
pineapple  3/4 cup chunks (8.8 oz)
banana  3/4 large (4 oz)
orange 1 large (7.4 oz)
kiwi  2 kiwis (8 oz)
apple 1 large (7 oz)
dried apple rings 6 rings (1.4 oz)
dried apricots  6 (1.5 oz)
raisins  65 (1.2 oz)
dates, medjool 1 1/2
prunes  4 (1.4 oz)
banana chips 1/4 cup (0.75 oz)
 
100-Calorie Servings of Vegetables

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Vegetables 100-Calorie Serving
sweet potato  1 medium (4 oz)
jicama  2 cups (8.5 oz)
edamame (soy beans)  1/2 cup shelled (3 oz)
grape tomatoes  33 tomatoes (20 oz)
broccoli  5 cups flowerets (12.6 oz)
corn  3/4 cup kernels (4.3 oz)
Romaine lettuce 1 head (22 oz)
celery 12 stalks (25 oz)
baby carrots  28 carrots (10 oz)
cucumbers 3 medium cucumbers
green beans  2 1/4 cups cooked (18 oz)
asparagus  22 spears (18 oz)
avocado 1/2 avocado (2.4 oz)
baked potato  1 small (3.8 oz)
peppers  4 peppers (12 oz)
 
100-Calorie Servings of Nuts

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Nuts  100-Calorie Serving
almonds 15 almonds (0.6 oz)
cocoa-dusted almonds  15 almonds (0.6 oz)
cashews  12 (0.6 oz)
macadamia nuts  5 (0.5 oz)
peanuts 17 (0.6 oz)
peanut butter  1 Tablespoon (0.6oz)
pistachios  30 (0.7 oz)
walnuts 8 halves (0.6 oz)
soy nuts 1/4 cup (0.7 oz)
sunflower seeds 1/8 cup (0.6 oz)
 
100-Calorie Servings of Protein

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Protein  100-Calorie Serving
hard-boiled egg  1 1/2 eggs (2.3 oz)
chicken breast  3 oz
steak  1.5 oz
tofu  1/2 block (5 oz)
tuna (packed in water)  4.2 oz
roast beef  3.4 oz
ham 2.2 oz
turkey 3.4 oz
bacon 2 slices
sausage links  two 4-inch links
 
100-Calorie Servings of Cheese

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Cheese 100-Calorie Serving
mozzarella  1.5 oz
Cheddar  1 slice (1 oz)
Swiss 1 slice (1 oz)
string cheese 2 sticks
cottage cheese, 1%  5 oz
goat cheese 1.3 oz
Parmesan  1/4 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon (0.8 oz)
 
100-Calorie Servings of Grain

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Grain 100-Calorie Serving
blueberry muffin  1/2 large
French bread  1.3 oz
pita  1/2 large
whole wheat bread  1 slice
English muffin  1 muffin
flour tortilla  1 (6-inch)
bagel  1/2 regular (1.3 oz)
rice cake 3
oatmeal  1/2 cup cooked
brown rice 1/2 cup cooked
 
 
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Thanks this is great to help remember. Report
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was surprised that a hundred calories of roast beef was more than 100 calories of chicken. Going to tape this reminder inside my kitchen cabinet door for future reference. Good info! Thankyou . Report
The blueberry muffin is misleading. a 100 calorie portion of a blueberry muffin would look more like a mini muffin. A half a large blueberry muffin is easily 300-400 calories. 100 calories would be more like half of the half that's shown.

Muffins are notoriously high in calorie. Report
a good reminder Report
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Always weigh - do not go on the eye test. Your eyes don't see what the real size is, but the weight is always correct Report
informative article and interesting comments Report
Excellent information I was off on my portion sizes. Report
very helpful Report
LOVED THIS -wish you would make it printable from this site. Report
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About The Author

Megan Patrick
Megan Patrick
Megan Lane Patrick has been a professional writer and editor for the past 16 years, and was a chronic dieter for at least 30. A combination of weight-loss surgery, mindful eating and daily exercise finally allowed her to maintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. When she's not lifting weights at the gym, you can find her walking shelter dogs as a volunteer for the SPCA.