What counts as a serving of meat and beans?

What counts as a serving of meat and beans?

One serving of meat and beans is equal to:

  • 1 ounce of lean meat, poultry, or fish
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup cooked dry beans or tofu
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ ounce nuts or seeds

How many servings of meat and beans do I need in a day?
What kind of meat products should I eat?

Three servings or 3 ounces of meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

Printable portion size guide (wallet size)
Printable portion size guide (regular size)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.

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