A half-cup portion has 20 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and half the recommended vitamin K.
Most bell peppers—green, yellow, red, and orange—are sweet, but their calories are not. One cup of medium bell peppers provides 30 calories.
Broccoli has fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants yet little calories. Broccoli has 31 calories per cup, so eat it regularly.
Cabbage adds bulk without calories. One cup of cabbage—salads, sandwiches, sides like coleslaw, or sauteed—has 18 calories.
A 95%-water meal has little calories. Celery contains 15 calories per cup. However, it has roughly 15 antioxidants, a major advantage over water.
It's no wonder cauliflower has replaced rice, pizza dough, and buffalo wings—it's healthier. Cauliflower has 27 calories per cup, fiber, and antioxidants.
Swiss chard, a leafy green like spinach, is a beet. Add some chopped chard to your next salad, soup, or stir fry—it only has 35 calories per cup.
Chili peppers, like bell peppers, are low in calories. Chili peppers, which are hotter and less sweet, contain even less calories.
Cucumbers replace tortilla chips, crackers, and other items in dishes since a cup has 16 calories. It provides vitamins K, C, and B, so slice some for your next salad or dip.
The century-old "grapefruit diet"—a low-sugar, low-carb, low-calorie, high-protein diet. Grapefruits provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and 37 calories per half-fruit.
Kale, a superfood, provides more than 100% of your daily vitamin K, A, and C, manganese, and antioxidants.
A cup of lettuce—iceberg, bibb, red leaf, romaine, etc.—has less than 10 calories. They're primarily water, thus lettuce is hydrating and low in calories.