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Calories Count Chart for Mixed Dishes

December 08, 2014, 12:00 PM
Calories Count Chart for Mixed Dishes
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Many 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 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.

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It can be tempting to focus on just one variable when deciding if a food is healthy, but even calories don’t tell all. It’s important to also choose nutrient-dense foods: a high fiber, vitamin rich meal will keep you fuller, longer and help you eat less overall. Nutrition labels list how much of each nutrient is in a serving.

Use nutritional labels this week and see if you’re getting the most bang for your bite! Try replacing some of your empty calories with nutrient-dense foods.

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