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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.

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    1. 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

    2. 5 Categories of Vegetables Dark Green Vegetables Orange Vegetables Dry Beans and Peas Starchy Vegetables Other Vegetables Vegetable Group

    3. Dark GreenVegetables

    4. Raw Baby Spinach — 1 cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

    5. Broccoli — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

    6. Romaine Lettuce — 1 cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup dark green vegetables

    7. OrangeVegetables

    8. Baby Carrots — 1 cupVegetable Group: counts as 1 cup orange vegetables

    9. Baked Sweetpotato — 1 largeVegetable Group: counts as 1 cup orange vegetables

    10. Dry Beansand Peas

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. StarchyVegetables

    15. Cooked Corn — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup starchy vegetables

    16. Baked Potato — 1 mediumVegetable Group: counts as 1 cup starchy vegetables

    17. OtherVegetables

    18. Raw Cauliflower — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    19. Cooked Green Beans — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    20. Iceberg Lettuce — 1 cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    21. Raw Mushrooms — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    22. Red Onion — 2 slices Vegetable Group: counts as ¼ cup other vegetables

    23. Raw Tomato — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    24. Tomato Juice — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    25. Raw Zucchini — ½ cupVegetable Group: counts as ½ cup other vegetables

    26. Vegetables can be… RAW or COOKED FRESH, FROZEN, CANNED, or DRIED/DEHYDRATED WHOLE, CUT-UP, or MASHED

    27. 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

    28. 5 Categories of Vegetables Dark Green Vegetables Orange Vegetables Dry Beans and Peas Starchy Vegetables Other Vegetables Vegetable Group

    29. bok choy broccoli collard greens dark green leafy lettuce kale mesclun mustard greens romaine lettuce spinach turnip greens watercress Dark Green Vegetables

    30. Orange Vegetables acorn squash butternut squash carrots hubbard squash pumpkin sweet potatoes

    31. 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

    32. Starchy Vegetables corn green peas lima beans (green) potatoes

    33. 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