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.

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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.

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.

The health benefits of cauliflower have made it a popular substitute for rice, pizza crust, and buffalo wings. Cauliflower has Vitamin C, fiber, and only 27 calories per cup.

If a food is 95% water, it has few calories. Celery has 15 calories per cup. Its roughly 15 antioxidants are a major advantage over water.

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