virtually calorie-free foods

A cup of rocket (arugula) has 5 calories. Vitamin K, fiber, and antioxidants are abundant in arugula. It contains 100% of your daily vitamin K, which is beneficial for bones.

Grilling asparagus with olive oil and parmesan Parmesan makes it tasty and slender. A 20-calorie half-cup meal has 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and half the daily vitamin K requirement.

Most bell peppers—green, yellow, red, orange—are sweet, but calories don't reflect that. A one-cup serving of medium bell peppers provides 30 calories. Vitamin C is abundant in these sweet peppers, with nearly 100% of your daily dose in one pepper.

Broccoli has few calories and lots of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Chopped broccoli has 31 calories per cup, so eat it or use it in dishes often.

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You can add substance to your food without adding calories with cabbage. Cabbage has 18 calories per cup, whether used in salads, sandwiches, coleslaw, or sautéed. Bok choy, or Chinese cabbage, has fewer calories per serving.

Cauliflower has replaced rice, pizza crust, and buffalo wings because it's healthier. Cauliflower has 27 calories per cup plus fiber and antioxidants.

Foods with 95% water content have few calories. Celery has only 15 calories per cup. However, it has roughly 15 antioxidants, a major advantage over water.