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What are examples of starchy foods to use when meal planning?

The following are examples of starchy foods:

  • whole-grain breads, such as whole-wheat or rye
  • whole-grain, high-fiber cereal
  • cooked cereal such as oatmeal, grits, hominy, or cream of wheat
  • rice, pasta, dal, tortillas
  • cooked beans and peas, such as pinto beans or black-eyed peas
  • potatoes, green peas, corn, lima beans, sweet potatoes, winter squash
  • low-fat crackers and snack chips, pretzels, and fat-free popcorn

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