Food Groups

Listed are healthy foods from each of the five food groups.

FRUITS

 

Common
Apples

Bananas
Cherries
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Nectarines
Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Raisins
Tangerines


Berries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries


Melons
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Watermelon
Mixed Fruits
Fruit Cocktail


100% Fruit Juice
Orange
Apple
Grape
Grapefruit

VEGETABLES

 

Dark-Green
Broccoli

Collard Greens

Kale

Mustard Greens

Romaine Lettuce

Spinach

Starchy
Corn

Black-Eyed Peas (Not Dry)

Green Beans

Green Peas

Green Lima Beans

Potatoes

Water Chestnuts

Red/Orange Vegetables
Butternut Squash

Carrots

Pumpkin

Red Peppers

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomato Juice

Beans and Peas
Black Beans

Black-Eyed Peas (Dry)

Garbanzo Beans

Chickpeas

Kidney Beans

Lentils

Pinto Beans

Soy Beans

Split Peas

White Beans

 

Other Vegetables
Artichokes

Asparagus

Avocado

Bean Sprouts

Beets

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Green Beans

Green Peppers

Iceberg (Head) Lettuce

Mushrooms

Onions

Turnips

Zucchini

GRAINS

 

Whole Grains
Brown Rice

Oatmeal

Popcorn

Whole Rye

Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Crackers

Whole Wheat Pasta

Whole Wheat Buns/Rolls

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Wild Rice

Refined Grains
Cornbread

Corn Tortillas

Crackers

Flour Tortillas

Grits

Noodles

Pitas

Pretzels

White Bread

White Buns/Rolls

White Rice

Pastas

Spaghetti

Macaroni


Breakfast Cereals
Corn Flakes

Whole Wheat Flakes

 

PROTEIN

 

Meats
Beef

Ham

Lamb

Pork

Veal

Bison

Venison

Liver

Poultry
Chicken

Duck

Goose

Turkey

Ground Chicken

Ground Turkey

Eggs

Chicken Eggs

Duck Eggs


Processed Soy Products

Tofu

Veggie Burgers

Tempeh


Nuts and Seeds

Almonds

Cashews

Mixed Nuts

Peanuts

Peanut Butter

Pecans

Pistachios

Pumpkin Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Walnuts

 

Seafood

Catfish
Cod
Salmon
Trout
Tuna
Clams
Crab
Lobster
Mussels
Scallops
Squid (Calamari)
Shrimp
Anchovies
Sardines

 

DAIRY

 

Milk
Fat-Free (Skim)

Low Fat (1%)

Reduced Fat (2%)

Whole Milk

Chocolate Milk

Strawberry Milk

Lactose-Reduced Milk

Milk-Based Desserts
Pudding

Frozen Yogurt

Ice Cream

Cheese
Cheddar

Mozzarella

Swiss

Parmesan

Ricotta

Cottage Cheese

American

Yogurt
Fat-Free

Low Fat

Reduced Fat

Whole Milk Yogurt