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September 1, 2011 4:52 PM
I found this list of 10 low-calorie but nutrient-dense foods that will help you fill up and, as part of a balanced eating and exercise plan, take off the extra weight. Enjoy and feel free to add me!

Blueberries - This low-calories (50 berries contains only 40 calories) nutrient powerhouse contains high levels of antioxidants and may even help to stave off cognitive decline.

Artichokes – A medium artichoke contains only 60 calories and a whopping 6 grams of fiber which is sure to keep you feeling full. The artichoke is also an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including folic acid which is especially important for pregnant women.

Grapefruit - Low in calories (only 40 calories in a medium grapefruit), high in taste and nutrients, and possibly containing a unique compound that aids in weight loss, grapefruit is a great addition to any breakfast.

Spinach - The epitome of health food, you can get a good dousing of many of the vitamins and minerals you need with a large spinach salad (if you load up with 2 cups of spinach you’ll only be taking in 14 calories).

Lentils - Lentils are low in calories (a ½ cup contains slightly more than 100 calories) and high in protein, iron, and fiber. This makes for a super-healthy snack or addition to any salad, soup, or meal.

Orange -This citrus fruit is tasty, widely available, relatively inexpensive, easy to transport, and a low-calorie (about 60 calories in a medium-sized orange) but filling snack that also happens to be loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Watermelon – A cup of cut-up watermelon weighs in at less than 50 calories and this refreshing summer fruit is also loaded in vitamins which may help to prevent many diseases and may also have a Viagra-like effect. You may also want to keep the fruit nearby for your summer outings, as watermelon also has been shown to help stave off heat stroke.

Egg whites – Egg whites are a great way to get a ton of protein (4 grams per white) with nil calories (about 20 calories). Throw in the yolk and you’re up to 80 calories and 6 grams of protein, but also a healthy dousing of many vitamins and minerals along with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

Canned tuna - Eating a can of water-packed tuna is a low-cal way (about 130 calories per can) to get loads of lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, selenium, and vitamin D. Tuna is a great way to get in the recommended minimum of two servings per week of fish.

Bok choy - Very low cal (a half-cup serving has only 10 calories) and nutrient-dense (rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium), this Chinese cabbage is a must have for any Asian-style meal.
September 1, 2011 4:55 PM
Great, thanks!
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM
That's a great list!
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM
Thanks for sharing!
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM
thanks :)
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM
Bump...Thanks for the great list!
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM
thank you =D
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM
wow thanx for sharing.
September 1, 2011 5:00 PM
No prob! I bet you'll see an increase in guys at the grocery store hauling away watermelons now drinker
September 1, 2011 5:01 PM
Tuna & crackers is one of my favorite low cal things to eat. I get the one packed in water, not oil & it's only 100cals for the can. That & about 10 crackers & it's only 220 total. Love it!
Edited by xMissAprilx On September 1, 2011 5:02 PM
September 1, 2011 5:01 PM
thanks for this, great info :)
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM
Wow, some of these I didn't even know(ex. artichoke). The calories on the grapefruit seem off, though unless you meant half of one. Usually it's about 80-100 for a med/large grapefruit, more than an orange(which you said was about 60). Anyway, good stuff! :)
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM
I'm with you April... I love tuna and crackers. Also tuna steaks. One of my MFP friends shared a great tuna and brown rice recipe that he eats almost daily. Hit me up if you're interested and I'll pass his creation along.
September 1, 2011 5:50 PM
Channa007 - any chance you can share that tuna & rice reciepe? I eat both but could do with making it a little more interesting.
September 1, 2011 5:57 PM
bump..i'm going to read this later.
September 1, 2011 5:59 PM
Thanks...seen this everything here wink
September 9, 2011 12:51 AM
thanks for posting this article. =D
September 9, 2011 1:00 AM
great list! thanks!
September 9, 2011 1:21 AM

I'm with you April... I love tuna and crackers. Also tuna steaks. One of my MFP friends shared a great tuna and brown rice recipe that he eats almost daily. Hit me up if you're interested and I'll pass his creation along.

I love tuna & just about any other seafoods. I didn't know only 2 servings of fish per week, I go wayyy over on the fish. My day is not complete without eating 3-4 servings of fish. Sometimes I even eat fish twice a day.
Edited by LaMujerMasBonitaDelMundo On September 9, 2011 1:23 AM
September 9, 2011 1:24 AM
Thanks for the post. I will definately be adding some of these to my diet.happy
September 9, 2011 3:33 AM
I love egg whites, oranges and tuna. Been the cornerstone of what i have been doing.


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