Keeping your body fit, in shape and healthy is important and is possible by watching what you eat and making smart choices. Just because you're eating healthy, doesn't mean you're missing out or depriving yourself. There are plenty of ways to make smarter choices about what you eat while also enjoying a delicious low-calorie meal.
Here are our favorite 8 low-calorie fruits and vegetables and how to transform them into tasty treats:
Romaine Lettuce - 8 calories per cup
This low-calorie option is the perfect vessel for a delicious salad. Just add in some of the other low-calorie options listed here to create a satisfying lunch or dinner.
Celery - 16 calories per cup
This is a great snack option for those trying to lose weight and watch what they eat. Celery is great by itself, dipped in hummus or peanut butter, or with raisins on top. You can also add celery into a smoothie or soup.
Cucumbers - 16 calories per cup
Another great snack option! Cucumbers can be dipped in hummus, added to a salad, or mixed into a crunchy slaw. Cucumbers also taste great pickled in vinegar.
Mushrooms - 16 calories per cup
Mushrooms are a great replacement for meat - serving as a low calorie yet still savory option. Mushrooms are great on the grill, used in sauces, and added to salads.
Broccoli - 30 calories per cup
Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. Not only is it low calorie but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Broccoli goes great as a dinner side to lean meats, and can also be added into salads for a nice crunch.
Tomatoes - 32 calories per cup
Tomatoes are a versatile low-calorie vegetable that goes great with every meal. You can slice them up and pair them with eggs for breakfast, add them to a salad for lunch, create a salsa or sauce with them, or enjoy them as a topping for burgers and sandwiches.
Apples - 65 calories per cup
Apples are great to eat with any meal of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner - or as a stand alone snack. You can add them into some home-made protein pancakes, add them into a salad, or pair them with lean meat for a sweet dinner side.
Grapefruit - 97 calories per cup
Grapefruit is the perfect breakfast option for a low calorie yet tasty morning treat. Mix in with yogurt, or eat alone.
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