Low Calorie Foods Guide

Our food guide covers low calorie fruits, vegetables, natural products and consumer goods that are all a great fit if you are trying to be on a low calorie diet.

We are big fans of being aware of your calories and that eating a lower caloric amount per day is better for your overall health. For most health profiles, eating better quality, more nutritious and lower calorie food options is going to keep you at your optimum health.

Some of these low calorie foods in the Low Calorie Food Guide carry warnings and disclaimers because certain types of medical conditions require you to be very careful about what you eat. Some of the fruits and vegetables in the low calorie food guide contain vitamins and minerals that can interact with medications and certain health conditions. Our Low Calorie Foods team has listed items to be aware of where we could.

Lower Calorie Foods List

  • Apple
    Apples. One small apple is approximately just 32 calories, and even a really large apple that is super-sweet never really has more than 90 – 95 total calories. That makes apple a super low calorie food option when you stick to “just apple” meaning eat it whole and plain, or slice it and eat it […]
  • Arugula
    Arugula is a dark leafy green often found in a bag of “spring mix” salad mix at the grocery store. Arugula has a slightly peppery flavor Arugula is a dark leafy green with a peppery taste that is rich in vitamin K, folate, calcium and potassium. One thing it is not rich in is calories. […]
  • Asparagus
    Asparagus is a unique vegetable and separate member of its own species and genus. It is a member of the species Asparagus Officinalis within the genus Asparagus, and is generally cultivated from young shoots of varying thickness. Asparagus has been eaten since early times in the culinary world, due to its unique flavor and diuretic […]
  • Broccoli
    Broccoli counts as a superfood and as a major low calorie food. The dark green, cruciferous vegetable is considered a good carbohydrate and is high in fiber along with vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, potassium and other nutrients. Broccoli also has bragging rights over other vegetables because it contains relatively more protein and because it […]
  • Carrots
    All carrots are good carrots, even the ones that aren’t orange. Carrots are low in calories, with an 8 ounce cup of raw carrots containing just 52 calories while delivering lots of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin A and 2 different B vitamins. Carrots are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which are […]
  • Celery
    Celery is a low calorie food and a great nutritious choice as a low calorie snack. However, there is no such thing as a negative calorie food, and stories you read about celery being a negative calorie food that burns off calories is blatantly untrue. Celery does contain very low calories at roughly 16 calories […]
  • Clementines
  • Cucumbers
    One 11 ounce cucumber (a whole one) that is unpeeled and raw contains just 45 calories, no fat, a reasonable amount of carbs, protein, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, magnesium, potassium and manganese. Since most people eat about a 1/3 of a cucumber at one time, all nutrition arounds are reduced. Cucumbers also are made […]
  • Grapefruit
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Jicama
  • Beets
    Beets, formally known as beetroots, are known for their earthy flavor, vibrant colors, and rich aroma. Beets have earned a reputation as a vibrant and versatile vegetable that is also full of nutrition and health benefits. Beets are packed with fiber, essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, and pack a delicious punch as well to […]
  • Brussel Sprouts
    Brussel sprouts are a low calorie member of the Brassicaceae vegetable family that is very closely related to kale, cauliflower and mustard greens. Brussel sprouts look sort of like miniature cabbages and are sliced, cleaned and cooked in various ways to make a nutritious side item or even a main course. The cruciferous vegetable contributes […]
  • Cabbage
    Cabbage can add a lot of volume and bulk to a meal or recipe without contributing a huge amount of calories. The vegetable is often overlooked as a major nutrition contributor even though it contains large amount of nutrients like other cruciferous vegetables and members of the Brassica family like kale, cauliflower and broccoli. Cabbage […]
  • Cauliflower
    Cauliflower is one of those unique vegetables that may give you multiple health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Cauliflower is low calorie, weight loss-friendly and very easy to eat daily in your diet. Cauliflower brings a high nutrition profile to the dinner table, with lots of fiber, Vitamin C, […]
  • Chard
    Swiss and rainbow chard are extremely high in fiber and nutrients while only giving you 35 calories per cooked cup of chard (175 grams). This is a nutrient-dense green that can help you lose weight with a high fiber content and low calorie contribution to your diet. Chard has protein, appropriate levels of carbs, high […]
  • Papaya
  • Quinoa
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  • Radishes
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
  • Almond Flour
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  • Buckwheat Flour
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  • Kale
    Kale is one of the most nutrition-dense foods available in the world, and it does it all while not contributing much in the way of calories. Kale, on its own, is cholesterol-free, fat-free, sodium-free and a great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C. Kale has much more nutrition per gram or […]
  • White Mushrooms
  • Zucchini