Mexican Food Pyramid

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Mexican Food Pyramid

FOOD PYRAMID FOR MEXICAN FARE

FATS, OILS, SWEETS
use sparingly

Lard, butter, candy,
sour cream, vegetable oil,
fried park, rinds

Milk, yogurt, and cheese
custered -1 cup
leche(milk) -1 cup
jackcheese  – 1 1/2 oz
queso blanco (cheese) – 1/2 oz

MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, DRY BEANS,
EGGS, AND NUTS GROUP

2-3 servings each day
beef – 2-3 oz
chicken – 2-3 oz
refried beans – 1/2 cup*
chorizo(sausage) – 2-3 oz
*Count as 1 ounce of meat

VEGETABLE GROUP
3-5 Servings
each day

corn-1 small ear
tomato-1 medium
nopales (cactus leaves) – 1/2 cup
jicama (root vegetables)  – 1/2 cup
chayote (Mexican squash) – 1/2 cup

FRUIT GROUP
servings each day

mango – 1/2
papaya – 1/2 cup
avocado – 1/4 cup medium
apple – 1 medium
platano(cooking banana) – 1 medium
zapote(sweet yellowish fruit) – 1 medium

BREAD, CEREAL, RICE, AND PASTA GROUP 6-11 servings each day
flour tortilla – 1
taco shell – 1
posole(soup made with corn kernels) – 1/2 cup
crackers – 2-4
sopa(thick rice soup) – 1/2 cup
corn tortilla – 1
cooked rice – 1/2 cup

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