Healthy Children - July 2014

 

What Foods Are in the Vegetable Group?

Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups, based on their nutrient content.

Dark Green Vegetables

  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Dark green leafy lettuce
  • Kale
  • Mesclun
  • Mustard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress

 

Red & Orange vegetables

  • Acorn squash
  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Hubbard squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Red peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato juice

 

Starchy vegetables

  • Cassava
  • Corn
  • Fresh cowpeas, field peas, or black-eyed peas (not dry)
  • Green bananas
  • Green peas
  • Green lima beans
  • Plantains
  • Potatoes
  • Taro
  • Water chestnuts

 

Beans and peas*

  • Black beans
  • Black-eyed peas (mature, dry)
  • Garbanzo beans (chichpeas)
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Navy beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Soy beans
  • Split peas
  • White beans

 

Other vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bean sprouts
  • Beets
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green beans
  • Green peppers
  • Iceberg (head) lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Turnips
  • Wax beans
  • Zucchini