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Slide show: Guide to portion control for weight lossBy Mayo Clinic staff
Half a cup of cooked carrots is about the same as half a baseball and equals one vegetable serving, or about 25 calories. You can eat even more raw leafy vegetables. Two cups of spinach — think of two baseballs — are about 25 calories.
Other vegetable servings
|Vegetable||1 serving (25 calories)|
|Asparagus, cooked||1/2 cup (6 spears)|
|Cauliflower||1 cup florets (about 8)|
|Green beans, canned or frozen||2/3 cup|
|Tomato sauce, canned||1/3 cup|
|Zucchini, cooked or fresh||3/4 cup|
- Hensrud DD, et al. The Mayo Clinic Diet. Intercourse, Pa.: Good Books; 2010.
- Nelson JK (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Aug. 23, 2012.
- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov. Accessed Aug. 23, 2012.