I am trying to lose a bit of weight and have been looking for ideal portion sizes for vegans when it comes to Grains/Pasta, Tofu, Milk Substitutes etc.
Unfortunately most of the data I found is either not consistent (some say 1 oz per person others 2 oz others say 100 g dry weight per main meal..but that actually already contains more than one portion I guess)... or they don't show the dry weight and as it is based on a standard diet and don't take into account vegan needs.
I found the vegan food pyramid which tells me how many portions I should be eating a day (eg Legumes, Seeds, Beans = 2-3 portions a day, Grains = 6-11 ..although I would have thought it would be better to eat more
beans than grains...)..
Anyhoo - the question is: how big should a portion be? I am from the UK and don't do cups..anyone knows the measurements in dry weight and grams??
Thing is, I always end up cooking too much and then don't want to waste it and my portion sizes increase significantly! So I know I eat too much. I am also trying to cut down on baked stuff and sugar and fats. But I would be grateful if anyone could let me know what a portion size should REALLY look like...
Edit: Oh I also noticed that on some pyramids they recommend more whole grains than fruit and veg...actually I want to go more easy on the whole grain side and increase my veg intake...