Watermelon and cantaloupe are refreshing fruits that make a tasty treat while providing wholesome nutrients. One cup of cantaloupe balls contains only 60 calories. However, cantaloupe also provides more than 100% of your daily vitamin A and vitamin C requirements. Meanwhile, one cup of watermelon contains 46 calories and provides refreshment and hydration.
If you are craving a hearty meal but want to avoid calorie-laden, fatty cuts of meat, give mushrooms a try. One cup of sliced, grilled portobello mushrooms contains only 42 calories while providing riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium. Compare that to the 183 calories contained in 100 grams of grilled sirloin steak.
Vibrant, colorful bell peppers in shades of red, orange, green, or yellow are also low in calories. One cup of chopped red sweet pepper contains 46 calories and provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and folate. Enjoy bell peppers on their own, on top of a salad, or in soups. You can make delicious stuffed peppers with lean ground turkey and a variety of vegetables.