Food Groups

Food Groups by Sebastian Lowe

Fruits:

Commonly eaten fruits




  • Meats*


    Lean cuts of:


    Game Meats

    • bison
    • rabbit
    • venison

    Lean Ground Meats


    Lean luncheon or deli meats


    Organ Meats

    • liver
    • giblets

    Poultry*

    • chicken
    • duck
    • goose
    • turkey
    • ground chicken and turkey

    Eggs*

    • chicken eggs
    • duck eggs

    Beans and Peas

    • bean burgers
    • black beans
    • black-eyed peas
    • chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
    • falafel
    • kidney beans
    • lentils
    • lima beans (mature)
    • navy beans
    • pinto beans
    • soy beans
    • split peas
    • white beans

    Processed Soy Products

    • tofu (bean curd made from soybeans)
    • veggie burgers
    • tempeh
    • texturized vegetable protein (TVP)
  • Nuts and Seeds*

    Seafood*


    Finfish such as:

    • catfish
    • cod
    • flounder
    • haddock
    • halibut
    • herring
    • mackerel
    • pollock
    • porgy
    • salmon
    • sea bass
    • snapper
    • swordfish
    • trout
    • tuna

    Shellfish such as:

    • clams
    • crab
    • crayfish
    • lobster
    • mussels
    • octopus
    • oysters
    • scallops
    • squid (calamari)
    • shrimp

    Canned fish such as:

    • anchovies
    • clams
    • tuna
    • sardines



    • Milk*
      all fluid milk:

      • fat-free (skim)
      • low fat (1%)
      • reduced fat (2%)
      • whole milk
      • flavored milks:
        • chocolate
        • strawberry
      • lactose-reduced milks
      • lactose-free milks
    • Milk-based desserts*

    • Calcium-fortified soymilk
      (soy beverage)

    • Cheese*

      • hard natural cheeses:
      • soft cheeses:
        • ricotta
        • cottage cheese
      • processed cheeses:
        • American
    • Yogurt*
      all yogurt:

      • fat-free
      • low fat
      • reduced fat
      • whole milk yogurt

Resources:


http://myplate.gov/food-groups/fruits.html


http://myplate.gov/food-groups/vegetables.html


http://myplate.gov/food-groups/grains.html


http://myplate.gov/food-groups/protein-foods.html


http://myplate.gov/food-groups/dairy.html