Do green beans and peas count toward this guideline? ← Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care - Dark Green/Orange Fruits and Vegetables No. Dark green vegetables include dark leafy greens, such as broccoli and spinach. Green beans and peas are not considered dark green vegetables. See page 29 of the “Missouri Eat Smart Child Care Guidelines: A How-to-Workbook” for a list of dark green and orange fruits and vegetables.