Tired of munching on carrot and celery sticks to stay on the diet track when your stomach starts growling?
There are many options for nutritious and filling foods that contain just 50 calories. And yes, you’ll get the most bang for your calorie buck with vegetables and fruit.
Here are 6 Low Calorie Snacks That Fill You Up
Fresh or frozen, one cup of raspberries
If blueberries are your thing, two-thirds of a cup will do.
You can eat two cups of cherry tomatoes for 50 calories and get half your vitamin A requirement for the day.
Try new varieties in shades from yellow and orange to red and green stripes – so tasty you won’t miss a dip.
Popcorn is also a tasty snack – and a filling wholegrain. The trick is to make it fresh with an air popper – no oil or additives.
One and three-quarter cups equal 50 calories.
A medium bell pepper has just 25 calories and nearly twice your daily vitamin C needs, leaving you another 25 calories for a tablespoon of a yoghurt-based dip.
Try the red, yellow and orange varieties.
All types of squash are healthy, but spaghetti squash is super low in calories. One cup is just 30 calories – 50 when topped with 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce.
Bake it, scrape out the strands, and store in the fridge so it’s ready to eat.
With these flavourful foods, you’ll hardly know you’re eating low-calorie.
The New York Times