Hi Melinda, apologies- your first message was hidden from view so was not seen until now, it is a really good question though;
-I am confused about the protein snack size. When I read the post (link above) in one answer it says that a snack would be one serve of lets say cashews. A serve size of cashews on the food guide is about 8 nuts. Then further down it says that a protein snack serve size would be 100g same as a meal size??? Exactly what size should I be having??-
The serving sizes for different sources of protein will differ, for foods like nuts and seeds, these are a lot more energy dense (have a higher calorie content for a smaller amount of food), so we recommend a different serving size as what we do for something like meat (100- 150g) which is not as energy dense. If you were to eat a serve size of 100g of nuts on a regular basis you may find yourself putting on weight due to this higher energy content.
Does this make sense?
Take a look at the ‘Food Servings Guide’ PDF down the bottom of the ‘My Food Guides’ section, and the serving sizes for the different types of foods are listed here.
BT Nutritionist 🙂