Foods that are basically calorie-free

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A cup of arugula contains only 5 calories. Additionally, arugula is an excellent source of vitamin K, fiber, and antioxidants.


We enjoy grilling asparagus, which only requires olive oil and parmesan cheese to become a flavorful and svelte side dish.

Bell peppers

These delicious peppers are also rich in vitamin C, with more than 100% of the daily value in a single pepper.


Broccoli is low in calories while being high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants.


A side of cabbage is a great way to bulk out a dish without increasing the calorie count.


Cauliflower has lately become a popular substitute for less healthy foods including rice, pizza crust, and buffalo wings.


When a food is mostly water (95%) it's a good indicator that it doesn't contain many calories.


Chard, often known as Swiss chard, is a leafy green that looks like spinach but is from the beet family.

Chili peppers

If the bell pepper item piqued your interest, you'll be happy to find that chili peppers, too, have few calories.


A cup of cucumber has only 16 calories, making it a healthy alternative to salty snacks like tortilla chips and crackers.


Fennel, which looks like an onion but is botanically related to carrots, has an anise or black licorice flavor.


A one-cup serving of sliced kale contains approximately 33 calories, which is somewhat more than other leafy greens.


Their high water content is responsible for their low calorie count and their hydrating effects, respectively.

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