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Food Gallery - PROTEIN FOODS GROUP

All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group.

Learn more about the Protein Foods Group.

image of a small pile of almonds

1 ounce almonds (about 25) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a piece of cooked beef5 ounces lean beef strip steak (cooked) counts as 5 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a bowl of black beans

½ cup black beans (cooked) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group*

image of a small pile of cashews

1 ounce cashews (about 13) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a grilled chicken breast

1 small chicken breast half (cooked) counts as 3 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a bowl of kidney beans

½ cup kidney beans (cooked) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group*

image of several slices of ham luncheon meat

6 thin slices luncheon meat count as 2 ounce- equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a small pile of mixed nuts

1 ounce mixed nuts counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a bowl of pinto beans

½ cup pinto beans (cooked) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group*

image of a cooked pork chop

4 ounces pork chop (cooked, without bone) counts as 4 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a piece of grilled salmon

8 ounces salmon steak (cooked) counts as 8 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of several cooked shrimp

2 ounces shrimp (cooked, about 7 medium) count as 2 ounce equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

image of a small pile of walnuts

1 ounce walnuts (about 9) counts as 2 ounce-equivalents in the Protein Foods Group

 

* Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group. For more information on beans and peas, see Beans and Peas Are Unique Foods.