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5 Low Calorie, Nutrient Dense Foods

Low Calorie Nutrient Dense Foods to Keep an Eye Out For

Only cauliflower and pickles (organic raw fermented without sugar), burn more calories than they contain. So, today’s blog is going to focus on the best low calorie, nutrient dense foods to keep an eye out for in the grocery store or farmers market.

Asparagus is great in a salad, off the grill, or steamed. This filling food is only 27 calories a cup. An added bonus is that it helps the body produce probiotics. Remember; learn to enjoy asparagus without butter, cheese, or hollandaise sauce.

This green leafy vegetable adds a pepper kick with only 4 calories per cup! Arugula reduces cholesterol and is great in salads and soup.

Broccoli is one of the most nutrient dense, low calorie foods out there. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. This power food helps prevent many dangerous and deadly diseases including cancer.

Lettuce (The More Green, The Better)
Lettuce comes in a variety of forms. Just remember, the darker and richer in color, the more nutrients. Lettuce has only 5 calories per cup. Just like asparagus, watch what you add as far as dressing. Try olive oil with a hand full of spices.

Broth or “nutrient broth” has only 10 calories per cup. Just chop up asparagus, arugula, broccoli, lettuce, and chopped up herbs and spices. Cook within a low temperature crock pot to preserve the nutrients. Remember, high temperature kills vitamins and minerals, so raw or lightly grilled or steamed is always better.