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Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.
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Make half your grains whole grains by choosing foods such as whole wheat bread, pasta and tortillas, and brown rice.

Looking for a new snack idea? Try these: hard-cooked eggs, popcorn, seeds, whole grain crackers, cut-up veggies with hummus, or enjoy whole fruit.

Get creative with seafood. Think beyond the fish fillet. Try salmon patties, a shrimp stir-fry, fish tacos, or clams with whole grain pasta.

Beans are special! They are both a vegetable and a protein food. Black beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans, pinto beans, and navy beans...try them all!

When I eat out, I double order the vegetables and skip the fries. Restaurants are always willing to accomodate.

Nancy, Massachusetts

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