Combination Foods

  • Many of the foods we eat are mixed together in various combinations. These foods do not fit into any one exchange list. Often it is hard to tell what is in a casserole dish or prepared food item. This list will help you fit these foods into your meal plan. Ask your dietitian about any other combination foods you would like to eat.

Condiments
Fruit spreads (100% fruit) - 1 tbsp. - 1 starch
Honey - 1 tbsp. - 1 starch
Jam or Jelly (regular) - 1 tbsp. - 1 starch
Sugar - 1 tbsp. - 1 starch
Syrup (light or regular) - 1 starch

Food Entrees
Casseroles (Tuna Noodle, Lasagna, Spaghetti w/Meatballs, Chili w/beans, Mac and Cheese) - 1 cup - 2 meat, 2 starch
Chow Mein (w/o noodles or rice) - 2 cups - 2 meat, 1 starch
Hummus - 1/3 cup - 1 fat, 1 starch
Jellied Cranberry Sauce - 1/4 cup - 1 starch
Muffin (small) - 1 fat, 1 starch
Pancake (4" across) - 2 - 1 fat, 1 starch
Pizza (cheese, thin crust) - 1/4 of 10" pie - 1 fat, 2 meat, 2 starch
Pizza (meat topping, thin crust) - 1/4 of 10"pie - 2 fat, 2 meat, 2 starch
Pot Pie - 4 fat, 1 meat, 2 starch
Stuffing (bread, prepared) - 1/3 cup, 1 fat, 1 starch
Waffle (4" square) - 1 fat, 1 starch

Frozen Entrees
Entree w/less than 300 cals - 3 meat, 2 starch
Salsbury Steak w/Gravy and Mashed Potatoes - 11 ounce - 3 fat, 3 meat, 2 starch
Turkey w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Dressing - 11 ounce - 2 fat, 2 meat, 2 starch

Snack Foods
Angel Food Cake (unfrosted) - 1/12 cake - 2 starch
Brownie (small, unfrosted) - 2" square - 1 fat, 1 starch
Cake (no icing) - 1/12 cake - 1 fat, 1 starch
Cookies (small) - 2 - 1 fat, 1 starch
Cookies (small, fat free) - 2 - 1 starch
Sandwich cookie w/cream filling (small) - 2 - 1 fat, 1 starch
Cupcake (small, frosted) - 1 fat, 1 starch
Doughnut, plain (medium) - 2 fat, 1 starch
Doughnut, glazed (medium) - 2 fat, 2 starch
Frozen Yogurt (low fat/fat free) - 1/3 cup - 1 starch
Frozen Yogurt (fat free/no sugar) - 1/2 cup - 1 starch
Fruit Juice Bars (frozen 100% juice) - 1 bar - 1 starch
Fruit Snacks (chewy) - 1 roll - 1 starch
Gelatin (regular) - 1/2 cup - 1 starch
Gingersnaps - 3 - 1 starch
Granola - 1/4 cup - 1 fat, 1 starch
Granola bar - 1 - 1 fat, 1 starch
Granola bar (fat free) - 2 starch
Ice Cream - 1/2 cup - 2 fat, 1 starch
Ice Cream (fat free, no sugar) - 1/2 cup - 1 starch
Ice Cream (light) - 1/2 cup - 1 fat, 1 starch
Ice Milk - 1/2 cup - 1 fat, 1 starch
Milk (chocolate, whole) - 1 cup - 1 fat, 1 starch, 1 milk
Pie (fruit, 2 crusts) - 1/6 pie - 2 fat, 2 starch
Pumpkin or Custard Pie - 1/8 pie - 2 fat, 1 starch
Popcorn (microwave) - 3 cups - 1 fat, 1 starch
Potato Chips - 12-18 - 2 fat, 1 starch
Pudding, regular (w/low fat milk) - 1/2 cup - 2 starch
Pudding (sugar free w/low fat milk) - 1/2 cup - 1 starch
Sandwich crackers (cheese or peanut butter filling) - 3 - 1 fat, 1 starch
Sherbert/Sorbet - 1/2 cup - 2 starch
Sweet Roll/Danish - 2 fat, 2 starch
Tortilla Chips - 8-10 - 2 fat, 1 starch
Yogurt w/fruit (low fat) - 1 cup - 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 milk


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