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Combination Foods

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Many of the foods we eat are mixed together in various combinations. These combination foods do not fit into any one food group. Often it is hard to tell what is in a casserole dish or prepared food item. This is a list of servings for some typical combination foods. This list will help you fit these foods into your meal plan.

Food Entrees

Food Item Serving Size Food Groups Calories
Tuna noodle casserole, lasagna, 1 cup (8 oz) 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat 310
spaghetti with meatballs, chili with beans, macaroni and cheese; Chow mein (without noodles or rice) 2 cups (16 oz)  1 starch, 2 lean meat 190
Pizza, cheese, thin crust . of 10 in (5 oz) 2 starch, 2 med.-fat meat, 1 fat 355
Pizza, meat topping, thin crust of 10 in. (5 oz) 2 starch, 2 med.-fat meat, 2 fat 400
Pot pie 1 (7 oz) 2 starch 1 medium-fat meat, 4 fat 255
Soups
Bean Soup 1 cup 1 starch, 1 very lean meat 115
Cream (made with water) 1 cup (8 oz) 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Split pea (made with water) cup (4 oz) 1 starch 80
Tomato (made with water) 1 cup (8 oz) 1 starch 80
Vegetable beef, chicken noodle 1 cup (8 oz) 1 starch 80

Nutrition Facts

  • These foods can be substituted in your meal plan, even though they contain added sugar or fat. However, they do not contain as many vitamins and minerals as the servings on the Starch, Fruit, or Milk list.

  • When planning to include these foods in your meal, be sure to include foods from all the lists to eat a balanced meal.

Selection Tips

  • Because many of these foods are concentrated sources of carbohydrate and fat, the portion sizes are often very small.

  • Always check Nutrition Facts on the food label. It will be your most accurate source of information.

  • Many fat-free or reduced products made with fat replacers contain carbohydrate. When eaten in large amounts, they may need to be counted. Talk with your instructor to determine how to count

  • Look for fat-free salad dressings in smaller amounts on the Free Foods list.

Food Item Serving Size Food Groups Calories
Angel food cake, unfrosted 1/12th cake  2 starch 160
Brownie, small, unfrosted  2 in. square 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Cake, unfrosted  2 in. square 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Cake, frosted  2 in. square 2 starch, 1 fat 205
Cookie, fat-free  2 small 1 starch 80
Cookie or sandwich cookie  2 in. square 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Cupcake, frosted 1 small 2 starch, 1 fat 205
Cranberry sauce, jellied cup 2 starch 160
Doughnut, plain cake 1 medium (1 oz) 1 starch, 2 fats 210
Doughnut, glazed  3 in across (2 oz) 2 starch, 2 fats 250
Fruit juice bars, frozen, (100%) juice  1 bar (3 oz) 1 starch 80
Fruit snacks, chewy  1 roll ( oz) 1 starch 80
Fruit spreads, 100% fruit 1 Tbsp 1 starch 80
Gelatin, regular cup 1 starch 80
Ginger snaps 3 1 starch 80
Granola bar 1 bar 1 starch. 1 fat 125
Granola bar, fat-free 1 bar 2 starch 160
Hummus ⅓ cup 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Ice cream cup 1 starch, 2 fats 170
Ice cream, light cup 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Ice cream, fat-free, no sugar added cup  1 starch 80
Jam or jelly, regular  1 Tbsp 1 starch 80
Milk, chocolate, whole 1 cup 2 starch, 1 fat 205
Pie, fruit, 2 crusts 1/6 pie 3 starch, 2 fats 1 starch 80
Pie, pumpkin or custard 1/8 pie 1 starch, 2 fats 1 starch 80
Potato chips 12-18 (1 oz) 1 starch, 2 fats 170
Pudding, regular (with low-fat milk) cup 2 starch 160
Pudding, sugar-free (with low-fat milk) cup 1 starch 80
Salad dressing, fat-free cup 1 starch 80
Sherbet, sorbet cup 2 starch 160
Spaghetti or pasta sauce cup 1 starch, 1 fat 125
Sweet roll or Danish 1 (2 oz) 2 starch, 2 fats 290
Syrup, light 2 Tbsp 1 starch 80
Syrup, regular 1 Tbsp 1 starch 80
Syrup, regular cup  4 starch 320
Tortilla chips 6-12 (1 oz) 1 starch, 2 fats 170
Yogurt, frozen, low-fat, fat-free ⅓ cup 1 starch, 0-1 fat 80-125
Yogurt, frozen, fat-free, no sugar added cup 1 starch 80
Yogurt, frozen, low-fat with fruit 1 cup 3 starch, 0-1 fat 240 - 285
Vanilla wafers 5 1 starch, 1 fat 125

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