Posted September 19, 2014 by Michael Peckerar
Want to cut calories but not starve? Try these low-cal options that won’t leae the rumbly in the tumbly.
Broccoli is one of the most fiber- rich vegetables. Just a single cup of broccoli contains six grams of fiber and surprisingly only 50 calories
Apples are great because they contain a huge amount of fiber. Bake some apple muffins, applesauce, or just one in the hand and fill up!
Fish can keep you satisfied because it is high in protein. You’ll probably want to go with salmon, as it is full of omega 3 fats. Omega 3 fats are healthy for the heart.
Oatmeal is a great way to start the day. High in fiber and whole grain, oatmeal will keep you full until lunch.
Berries are high in fiber, antioxidants and other vital nutrients. Low in energy density, berries are a healthy way to keep the belly full all day.
Black beans are full of fiber and protein. In just a half a cup of black beans, you get 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber
A nice broth based vegetable soup will keep you full, which comes from the high water content.
Quinoa is high in protein and fiber. Unlike other grains, it holds more water, which of course makes you more full.
A simple boneless, skinless chicken breast will keep you full and healthy. Chicken is also high in protein and low in calories.
Skip the oil and air pop your popcorn for much less calories. In one cup, there are only 31 calories.
Cooked or raw spinach is a great filler. It has plenty of folate, Vitamin E and lutein, which helps keep the body strong.
Pistachios are high in dietary fiber and protein. The high levels of fiber line the stomach wall and help you feel full.
Also known as the garbanzo beans and the main ingredient in hummus, chickpeas are loaded with protein. Grab some hummus and fill your belly.
Greek yogurt contains twice the protein as regular yogurt. Put dried fruit or whole grain cereal on top and this makes for a yummy and filling snack.
Fat, carbs and protein make up the majority of cottage cheese. This is a great snack that can be enjoyed alone or with some veggies to dip.
Another one of those foods that’s loaded with fiber. Whole grain pastas are made with barley and oats. The fiber helps to slow down digestion.
This is a creamy and decadent food, so only a little bit will fill you up. Almond butter also has more calcium and fiber than peanut butter.
Salad is a great way to keep hunger at bay. In a recent study, women who ate a salad before pasta consumed far fewer calories than women who didn’t.
Be sure to choose a whole grain cereal. These cereals are high in fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Grab a bowl of cereal to fill you completely up.
Another veggie that is full of water — a great filler– and very low in calories. Munch on these in between meals to curb your hunger.