When it comes to losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet, you need to eat foods that contain low calories in high volume. You don’t want to starve yourself. You want to be able to fill yourself up and satisfy your hunger, just with foods that aren’t going to wreak havoc in terms of their unhealthy nutritional value! To help you out, here are twenty-five foods with less than 50 calories per cup.
Broccoli has been known to have great cancer fighting properties, and clocks in at a solid 31 calories per cup.
At 49 calories per cup, carrots are the perfect daytime snack for both nutritional value and textural pleasure. Love that crunch!
3. Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts aren’t just a vegetable for Christmas! At 38 calories per cup, they should be something you have every week!
Celery is one of those amazing foods that takes more calories to eat than it actually contains! Just 18 calories per cup!
A delicious water-based vegetable that is really versatile, you can do a lot with those 16 calories per cup!
Still bang on trend in the superfood world, kale comes in at a respectable 34 calories per cup.
7. Bell Peppers
The non-spicy cousin of hotter foods, the humble bell pepper boasts just 46 calories per cup.
Perfect for summer snacking, the delicious strawberry fills you up at just 49 calories per cup.
One single juicy clementine will provide you with only 25 calories. You can be naughty and stretch to two if you feel like it!
10. Apple Slices
Apple slices are perfect with any kind of nut butter as a snack, and only come in at 50 calories per cup.
You can do lots of amazing things with cauliflower, and the best part is that is it only 25 calories per cup.
The perfect fruity breakfast item, you can enjoy a whole half a grapefruit for just less than 50 calories.
Romaine lettuce, in particular, is a dream diet food with just 1 single calorie per leaf! Have as much you want!
These big melons filled with glorious sweet water clock in at just 46 calories per cup.
Popeye was definitely on to a good thing here! Spinach is just 7 calories per cup!
This is the perfect peppery addition to any salad, and you can be as generous as you want because it is only 6 calories per cup.
Asparagus is only 27 calories per cup, and it can do wonders for your heart health.
At 48 calories per cup, the rich earthy taste of beets tricks you into thinking that you are eating something much more extravagant!
Whether you prefer chicken, beef or vegetable, a good quality broth always tends to come in at around 13 calories per cup.
Perfect for things like slaw and salad, cabbage contains only 22 calories per cup.
One of the most unusual vegetables around, chard is full of vitamin K and is only 7 calories per cup.
You can get a sweet fix with the liquorice taste of fennel, all for just 27 calories per cup!
Garlic makes any savoury meal taste better in my opinion, and all for the small cost of 5 calories per clove!
This is a tuber type vegetable that is similar to a white potato, with the big difference of being only 46 calories per cup!
Onions can be sweet or sharp depending on what you do with them, and they are perfect for cooking at only 44 calories per cup!