23 foods that are (almost) calorie-free

Are you looking for some healthy food options to help you kick off the next 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge? These foods are so low in calories that you can nearly eat as much as you want.
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Are you looking for some healthy food options to help you kick off the next 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge? These foods are so low in calories that you can nearly eat as much as you want.

Do you know how many calories you should be eating each day?

(Spoiler alert: There are a lot of green vegetables mentioned though!)

Here are 23 foods that are pretty much calorie-free and 11 snacks that will also surprise you.

23 (almost) calorie-free foods

Vegetables

Rocket, spinach, lettuce and celery are all very low-calorie vegetables to snack on. With carrot being one of the higher end coming in at 53 calories.

  • Rocket – 5 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Spinach – 7 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Lettuce – 10 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Chilli – 14 calories ( half cup serve)
  • Celery – 15 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Cucumbers – 16 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Cabbage – 18 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Radish – 18 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Zucchini – 19 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Asparagus – 20 calories (half cup serve)
  • Tomato – 22 calories ( one average tomato or 1 cup of cherry tomatoes)
  • Cauliflower – 27 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Capsicum – 30 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Broccoli – 31 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Fennel – 27 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Kale – 33 calories ( 1 cup serve)
  • Carrots- 53 calories (1 cup serve)

Fruit

Mandarins, grapefruits, and a slice of watermelon are the best options for fruit if you are looking to grab something quick and easy. While oranges actually seem to be the most calorie-rich fruit with up to 70 calories per serve.

Two Ingredient Chocolate Watermelon Cubes

  • Beets – 31 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Mandarins – 35 calories ( 75g serve)
  • Grapefruit – 37 calories (half a fruit)
  • Watermelon – 46 calories (150 grams)
  • Strawberries – 50 calories (1 cup serve)
  • Apples – 57 calories (100g size)
  • Papaya – 55 calories (140 grams)
  • Orange – 62 – 70 calories in an average size orange

11 (almost) calorie-free snacks, well under 100 calories per serve!

Popcorn is the best snack on the go. Coming in at just 31 calories for 1 cup serve. Although, The Healthy Mummy chocolate truffles are only 30 calories each.

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Frozen Snickers Mousse Bites

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The Healthy Mummy (almost) calorie-free recipes

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