Weight & Calories

Counting Calories in Mixed Dishes

spaghetti and broccoliMany popular foods don't fit neatly into one food group. For example, a cheese pizza counts in several groups: the crust in the Grains Group, the mushroom toppings and tomato sauce in the Vegetable Group, and the cheese in the Dairy Group. Some other common mixed dishes and how they count in each food group are listed in the chart.

Some mixed foods also contain a lot of fat, oil, or sugar, which adds calories. The estimated total calories in each dish are also shown.

The values listed are estimates based on how these foods are often prepared. The amounts in an item you eat may be more or less than these examples.

See a chart of calories in mixed dishes.