Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how to measure serving sizes.
Every day I receive many emails from people who have problems with serving (all portions are Masterfood); the most significant problem they usually encounter is that they are not clear on how to measure certain portions.
In countries where the metric system is used, we are used to weighing food, so many people ask me: what is the conversion from cup to grams?
The problem is that there is no single cup/gram conversion, as these two units of measurement measure different things. The cup measures the volume of food; grams measure the weight of food. Each food has a specific weight and volume, so even if two foods occupy the same volume, the weight does not have to coincide.
A practical example: 1 cup of raw spinach and 1 cup of cooked chickpeas do not weigh the same.
So what is the solution to measuring serving sizes in DMA?
The best thing to do is to buy a cup set. They are easy to find in many stores and bazaars, they are very inexpensive, and the best thing is that they come with several measures. If you don’t know where to buy them, here are some options from Amazon:
If you do not want to buy a cup set, you can also use a bowl or cup you have at home, measuring 240 ml = 1 cup.
Although cup sets are very convenient, sometimes we need measurements that are a little more “difficult”. For example, many people who write to me have doubts about measuring 3/8 cup, so I have prepared two cards with which it will be super easy to measure any serving.
When I was little, my math teacher used cake as an example to teach me fractions, so I decided to do the same and use pictures of some of my FMD cakes to make it more fun.
I hope you like this post 🙂