Diabetic Diet (cont.)
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Meat and Meat Substitutes
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The meat and meat substitutes group includes meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, fish, and tofu. Eat small amounts of some of these foods each day.
Meat and meat substitutes provide protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Examples of meat and meat substitutes include
How much is a serving of meat or meat substitute?
Meat and meat substitutes are measured in ounces. Here are examples
*Three ounces of meat (after cooking) is about the size of a deck of cards.
Print out this chart. Then fill in the blanks with how many servings of meat and meat substitutes to have at meals and snacks.
What are healthy ways to eat meat or meat substitutes?
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