Low Calorie Foods That Are Worth the Buy
By Genevieve Cunningham
When we hear the words “low calorie,” we often cringe just a little inside. Low calorie foods are horrendous, right? They’re flavorless and boring. They’re also necessary for losing weight. So what can we do? Isn’t there any way to eat a low calorie diet while still enjoying the variety and flavor? Luckily, the answer is yes! If you need a little bit of goodness in your low calorie diet, take a look at these foods that are totally worth the buy.
Peppers -- be they jalapeno, bell, chili, or something else -- are incredibly low in calories. They’re also packed full of nutrients. You may get healthy doses of Vitamins C, A, and B, along with a bit of fiber and healthy carbohydrates. And the best part about peppers is that they are absolutely full of flavor! They can give a kick to any meal and make something ordinary delicious in no time at all.
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries … berries are among the healthiest fruit. And luckily for everyone, they're also incredibly delicious! The flavor bursts into your mouth with the juicy texture every time you take a bite. They’re low calorie, packed with antioxidants, and full of various vitamins and minerals. When they’re in season, they’re also incredibly affordable. Eat berries as a snack, as a dessert, or add them into some of your favorite sweet recipes. They’re an excellent food to keep in the refrigerator and grab in a pinch.
Dark Leafy Greens
These probably don’t sound appetizing, but buying some dark leafy greens is a great way to spruce up a typically boring salad. While lettuce is good for you, adding greens such as spinach or kale can give your salad a little depth and flavor. You can also use baby spinach leaves to wrap around a lean meat for an easy snack, or you can use olive oil and sea salt to make some kale chips. Delicious, versatile, and low cal … the perfect combination for any diet.
Low calorie foods aren’t always boring or bland. They can be delicious! Start with these suggestions, and work your way to a diverse menu from there. With just a little research and an open mind, you can have a healthy diet that bursts with flavor and keeps your menu exciting every day.
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