3. Root Vegetables
Root vegetables such as beets, carrots, rutabaga, radishes, and turnips are also tasty and filling foods that won’t cause you to tip the scales. Sprinkle raw carrots and radishes onto salads or dip them into a light dressing. Beets, rutabaga, and turnips can be roasted in the oven for a savory side dish.
The tomato is a versatile fruit that is low in calories. One cup of cherry tomatoes contains 27 calories. You can enjoy tomatoes by the handful, simmered into soups or sauces, or chopped up into a refreshing pico de gallo.
Zucchini is a summer squash that contains only 28 calories per cup. Slice up zucchini, drizzle it with olive oil, and roast it in the oven for a tasty treat. Use a spiralizer to cut zucchini into noodle shapes and use it as a healthy replacement for pasta. Zucchini also makes a tasty addition to soups, stews, and casseroles.