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what foods are in the vegetable group

What foods are in the vegetable group?

Credit: Pictures have been adapted from the “Vegetables Food Gallery” accessible from:

http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/vegetables.html

Additional pictures from Microsoft Clipart

Funded in part by USDA’s Food Stamp Program and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

The Food Stamp Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact your local Food Stamp office or call 1-800-430-3244.

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension educational program abides with the non-discrimination policies of the University of Nebraska and the United States Department of Agriculture

vegetable group
5 Categories of Vegetables

Dark Green Vegetables

Orange Vegetables

Dry Beans and Peas

Starchy Vegetables

Other Vegetables

Vegetable Group
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Raw Baby Spinach — 1 cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

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Broccoli — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

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Romaine Lettuce — 1 cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

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Baby Carrots — 1 cupVegetable Group:

counts as 1 cup orange vegetables

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Baked Sweetpotato — 1 largeVegetable Group:

counts as 1 cup orange vegetables

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Cooked Black Beans — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dry beans and peas

Meat and Beans Group: counts as 2 ounce equivalents meat and beans

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Cooked Kidney Beans — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dry beans and peas

Meat and Beans Group: counts as 2 ounce equivalents meat and beans

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Cooked Pinto Beans — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dry beans and peas

Meat and Beans Group: counts as 2 ounce equivalents meat and beans

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Cooked Corn — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup starchy vegetables

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Baked Potato — 1 mediumVegetable Group:

counts as 1 cup starchy vegetables

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Raw Cauliflower — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Cooked Green Beans — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Iceberg Lettuce — 1 cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Raw Mushrooms — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Red Onion — 2 slices

Vegetable Group:

counts as ¼ cup other vegetables

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Raw Tomato — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Tomato Juice — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

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Raw Zucchini — ½ cupVegetable Group:

counts as ½ cup other vegetables

vegetables can be
Vegetables can be…

RAW or COOKED

FRESH, FROZEN, CANNED, or

DRIED/DEHYDRATED

WHOLE, CUT-UP, or MASHED

what counts as 1 cup from the vegetable group
What counts as 1 cup from the vegetable group?

1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables

1 cup of vegetable juice

2 cups of raw leafy greens

vegetable group29
5 Categories of Vegetables

Dark Green Vegetables

Orange Vegetables

Dry Beans and Peas

Starchy Vegetables

Other Vegetables

Vegetable Group
dark green vegetables30
bok choy

broccoli

collard greens

dark green leafy lettuce

kale

mesclun

mustard greens

romaine lettuce

spinach

turnip greens

watercress

Dark Green Vegetables
orange vegetables31
Orange Vegetables

acorn squash

butternut squash

carrots

hubbard squash

pumpkin

sweet potatoes

dry beans and peas32
Dry Beans and Peas

black beans

black-eyed peas

garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

kidney beans

lentils

lima beans (mature)

navy beans

soy beans

split peas

tofu (bean curd made from soy beans)

white beans

starchy vegetables33
Starchy Vegetables

corn

green peas

lima beans (green)

potatoes

other vegetables34
artichoke

asparagus

bean sprouts

beets

Brussel sprouts

cabbage

cauliflower

celery

cucumbers

eggplant

green beans

green or red peppers

iceberg (head) lettuce

mushrooms

okra

onions

parsnips

tomatoes

tomato juice

turnips

wax beans

zucchini

Other Vegetables