What DOES 100 calories look like?

Do you know what 100 calories looks like?

Although calorie counting is presented as a second nature for most to pick up a salad, a sandwich or a smoothie at lunch, it is difficult to know how our meals really add to our daily intake.

However, a new series of photos shows exactly how much of certain foods add up to 100 calories in a tribute to the great variety of different flavors, colors and textures to eat as part of a healthy diet.

100 raspberries equals the same number of calories

100 raspberries equals the same amount of calories

82 canned red kidney beans make up the serving

82 canned red beans make up the portion

Just four canned sardines in oil make up a serving after they've been drained

Only four sardines canned in oil accounts for a portion after they have been drained

You can eat 31 asparagus spears before reaching the mark

you can eat asparagus 31 before reaching the mark

As expected, the amounts vary greatly. For some ingredients, only a small handful of calories reach the threshold needed.

But for others, the photos show how much of certain foods you can eat before winning 100 calories.

artfully arranged on a marble counter, online food network shows precisely how much of each food equals one serving.

Some portions are very orderly: 100 raspberry or radishes are equal to the same amount of calories

Like them or loathe them, 12 brussel sprouts are a 100-calorie serving [

like them or loathe them 12 Brussels sprouts are a portion of 100 calories

You can eat 28 baby carrots before reaching the threshold

you can eat 28 baby carrots before reaching the threshold

Another neat calculation: 100 radishes adds up to 100 calories

Another neat calculation: 100 radishes adds up to 100 calories

One small jacket potato that's between 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter is 100 calories

a small jacket potatoes is between 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter is 100 calories

Only two small cubes of cheddar cheese is one serving

Only two small cubes of cheddar cheese is a portion

You can have 34 pieces of wholegrain penne for dinner

You can have 34 pieces of whole penne for dinner

15 pieces of dry-roasted cashew halves constitute one serving

15 pieces of roasted cashew halves are a lot

But for others, a small handful of full compensation is necessary.

Thirteen shrimp is enough for one serving, while two small cubes of cheddar cheese is all you need to grate on her pasta at dinner.

Speaking of pasta, penne integral parts 34 are 100 calories because they are 15 pieces of roasted cashew halves.

20 sun-dried tomatoes reach the mark

20 sundried tomatoes reach the mark

A small handful of five dried figs adds up to 100 calories

a small handful of five dry figs 100 calories [19459003adds] There's two calories for every raisin, so a 100-calorie serving means 50 raisins

There are two calories per pass, so a serving of 100 calories means 50 raisins

33 seedless grapes equals one 100-calorie portion

33 seedless grapes equal one serving of 100 calories

You can munch through 17 whole ribs of celery before reaching the serving size

you can bite through 17 whole ribs of celery before reaching the portion size

You can eat asparagus 31 before reaching the mark, or 82 canned red beans.

A small baked potato is surprisingly only 100 calories, and you can even eat 21 mini-pretzels without salt before going over the threshold.

could give you bad breath, but 22 cloves of garlic equals one serving.

should also swallow 50 raisins as a snack mid-morning before reaching the limit.

You can eat a lot of garlic cloves, 22 in fact, before reaching 100 calories - though you may not want to

can eat a lot of garlic cloves, 22, in fact, before reaching 100 calories – although it is possible you do not want

Surprisingly, you can eat 21 unsalted mini-pretzels before crossing the threshold

Surprisingly, you can eat unsalted 21 mini-pretzels before crossing the threshold

Nine broccoli spears that are about five inches long will make up the serving

Nine broccoli that are about five inches long form the portion

13 prawns is enough for one portion

13 shrimp is enough for a lot

Incredibly, it takes 60 raw green beans before you munch through 100 calories

Incredibly, is takes 60 raw green beans before they chew through 100 calories

Only four sardines canned in oil constitute a portion after they have been drained, while you can eat 28 small carrots before crossing threshold.

Some love them, some moan when they are part of the Christmas dinner, but will consume 100 calories if you eat 12 Brussels sprouts.

A small handful five dry excavation adds up to 100 calories, while 20 sundried tomatoes reaches the mark.

43 steamed or boiled okra pods adds up to one portion

43 okra pods steamed or boiled adds up to a lot

54 radicchio leaves are worth 100 calories too

chicory leaves 54 are worth 100 calories too

Some are more surprising than others. 33 seedless grapes takes to equal a serving of 100 calories, or 20 sun-dried tomatoes -. And only a small handful of five dry figs

Meanwhile, it can bite through 17 whole celery ribs before reaching the portion size.

a mammoth 60 raw green beans is also a portion of 100 calories.

If you are a dab hand in the kitchen and cook with the most unusual ingredients, it is good to know that 43 steamed or boiled okra pods to a portion adds, while 54 chicory leaves are value of 100 calories as well.

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