This meal is smaller than the meal in the photo on the previous page. The burger has just one serving of meat rather than two or three. There is less bread with this roll, and there are about three full servings of healthy vegetables. The calorie count for this meal is probably closer to 500 calories, which is much easier to fit into most people's daily diet.
According to the pyramid:
- A serving of meat is about two or three ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards. A single serving of other proteins looks like this: two tablespoons of nut butter, two eggs, and one-third cup of dry beans.
- A serving of bread is one slice of white or whole grain bread, one ounce of prepared cereal, or just one-half cup of pasta or rice.
- A serving of fruit or vegetable is one piece, one half a cup of chopped fruit or vegetable, or three-fourths cup of 100-percent juice.
- A serving of dairy is equal to one cup of milk or one and one-half ounces of cheese.