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Foods and drinks that are classified as 1e are very low energy density foods (less than 5 kilojoules per gram), and usually have a high water content. You can eat plenty of 1e foods – in fact most of the e numbers in your daily meal plan should be 1e.

1e foods are found in several of the core food groups, which include fruit, non starchy vegetables, starchy vegetables and milk, yoghurt, cheese products. It is important to eat a variety of foods from all the core food groups, to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need for a healthy body.

Find out how many 1e foods are in your recommended eMark meal plan

Examples of 1e foods

1e Blue Apple, banana, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, coleslaw,
green beans, kumara (boiled or baked), orange, tamarillo, tomato (fresh)
1e Green Plain yoghurt, porridge, potato (boiled or baked), pumpkin (boiled)
1e Yellow Couscous, plain spaghetti