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4 Filling, Low-Calorie Foods

These nutrient-packed eats will help you stay full without tacking on fat and calories.



Almost 95% of their weight is water, which is why they’re an easy way to fill your belly and squelch cravings. They’re also high in vitamin C to fight infection, beta-carotene for vitamin A production, and lycopene, which helps to protect your prostate against cancer.

Fix It:
1) For a DIY salsa, mix chopped red onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers to taste. The calories are nil—eat as much as you want!

2) To make a chilled soup, purée fresh chopped tomatoes, peeled cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, and celery in a food processor. Season and serve.

3) Mix canned chunky tomatoes with freshly sautéed garlic and onions. Add beans for chili or add fresh basil to serve over whole-wheat pasta.

4) Make your own pizza substitute by spreading low-fat shredded cheddar cheese and sliced tomatoes over a whole- wheat tortilla. Nuke until warm.




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