Your 100-Calorie Serving-Size Guide

Even if you think you're cutting unhealthy corners, you might be consuming more than you think!

Your 100-Calorie Serving-Size Guide

Even if you think you're cutting unhealthy corners, you might be consuming more than you think! From coffee creamer to a dollop of sour cream, some foods can be secretly packed with unwanted calories. Do you know what adds up to 100 calories? Find out!

Nutritional facts from Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD


Brown Rice

100-calorie serving: 62 grams (between 1/3 and 1/2 cup) of cooked long-grain brown rice

Brown rice is a good source of magnesium, iron and B vitamins. For optimum health perks, try it with black beans. Both brown rice and black beans are incomplete proteins that, when combined, provide all the nine essential amino acids your body needs.

Recipe idea: Gluten-Free Hot Brown Rice, Nuts and Flax

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