12. Cucumbers


Cucumbers are another vegetable high in water content. A one-half cup serving of cucumber slices with their peels is only eight calories. Cookie and Kate has a delicious recipe for Favorite Quinoa Salad. This salad is packed with vegetables, including cucumber, red bell peppers, red onion, and parsley. Chickpeas and quinoa add extra nutrients, and a delicious vinaigrette tops it all. At 205 calories per serving, this tasty, filling salad can’t be beat!

11. Citrus Fruits

citrus fruits

Sweet or tangy citrus fruits such as clementines, oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit are high in nutrition without being high in calories. One clementine contains 35 calories, ½ grapefruit contains 50 calories, and 1 ounce of lemon or lime juice provides eight calories. These zesty fruits are high in vitamin C and health-boosting antioxidants.

10. Garlic and Onions

Garlic And Onion

Garlic and onions are vegetables that add a deep flavor to salads, casseroles, soups, and stews. Along with shallots, leeks, and scallions, these veggies are in the allium family. Low in calories, studies suggest that these vegetables may offer protection against cancer.

Related: 7 Longevity Benefits of Eating Plant Protein


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