Here's What A Serving Size Of Each Of Your Favorite Foods Looks Like

The recommended serving size is just two oreos. Yeah, us neither. Hollis Johnson

When's the last time you ate just two Oreos?

Yeah. Me neither. Yet that is the standard Food and Drug Administration serving size listed on the back of the package. In other words, eating two of these cookies will give you the caloric equivalent of a standard snack — 140 calories, or about the same as:

  • Two apples
  • One piece of (lightly) buttered toast
  • 10 cups of spinach

In May the FDA announced that it was updating these serving sizes, or, in agency parlance, "reference amounts customarily consumed per eating occasion," so that they would better reflect how much of each item people actually eat. Those changes go into effect in summer 2018.

Read on to see what the standard serving sizes of your other favorite foods look like now:

Bear Naked Go Bananas Granola: 1/4 cup

Bear Naked Go Bananas Granola: 1/4 cup

Granola is commonly touted as a health food, but in reality it's pretty high in sugar, carbs, and calories and not very high in protein. A quarter-cup serving has:

150 calories
7 grams of fat
18 grams of carbohydrates
3 grams of protein

Twizzlers: 4 twists

Twizzlers: 4 twists

This movie snack is fat-free but still pretty high in calories. Just four sticks have:

160 calories
0.5g fat
36g carbs
1g protein

Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter: 2 tbsp

Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter: 2 tbsp

Despite being a classic sandwich ingredient and go-to snack, peanut butter is pretty high in calories and fat, with two tablespoons of the spread having:

190 calories
16g fat
7g carbs
7g protein

Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream: 1/2 cup (4 servings per container)

Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream: 1/2 cup (4 servings per container)

If you regularly indulge in a pint of Ben & Jerry's, you might want to think about saving some for later next time. A single serving — roughly a quarter of the container — has:

300 calories
20g fat
28g carbs
5g protein

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