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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

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.

Berries

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.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Santa Monica, Calif.

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