These foods are perfect if you’re trying to shed some extra pounds!

The team at Fitness Volt have put together a list of 35 low-calorie nutritious foods you should be eating for anyone trying to lose weight or just be healthier overall.

Now, a calorie is a measure of energy and so it’s important to be mindful of how many you’re taking in per day. Roughly 3,500 calories equal one pound of body weight and so you’ll need to adjust your diet accordingly to be in a consistent deficit.

1. Berries

Berries

Any type of berry from strawberries to blueberries and blackberries are all low-calorie fruits. They’re full of antioxidants which help to stave off illness and natural sugars which make them a good, clean source of energy.

One cup of mixed berries: 70 calories

2. Rice Cakes

Rice Cakes
Rice cakes are usually made from dehydrated brown rice formed into a round shape. And they’re an excellent breakfast food since they’re a healthy carb source and are low calorie.You can definitely dress them up with some almond butter and bananas; however, you’d be upping the calories but it’s just an option if you can fit it in your macros.One rice cake: 35 calories

3. Bananas

Bananas
Bananas are known for having a decent amount of potassium (422mg or 12%), which is an essential mineral for heart health, nerves and muscle contractions. And if you need a quick snack without having to worry about going overboard with the calories, then banana is an excellent option.Blend it in your shakes or slice them up for your cereal… the possibilities are endless.One medium banana: 105 calories

4. Wellside Pure Pasta 

Our premium, plant-based vegan dried fusilli is made from high quality pea protein, with no added soy, eggs, milk or whey products. It does not contain trans fats, colourings or preservatives, or any products of animal origin and contains 40% less gluten than regular pasta. Pure Pasta ingredients are of 100% European origin.

If you are an athlete, regular gym-goer or are simply looking to increase your intake of protein, then Wellside Pure Pasta could be a much more pleasing alternative than the protein bars or powders. Our easy cook pasta can be incorporated into a healthy, balanced diet while at the same time supporting your nutritional goals.

Wellside Pure Pasta is a vegetable pasta and contains 40% less carbohydrates compared to conventional pasta*, it is also high in protein; providing 51% of your RDA per serving**

Each 62.5g portion contains BCAA – Branched Chain Amino Acids – Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, which boost muscle growth and enhance exercise performance. They may also help reduce fatigue after exercise, making Wellside Pure Pasta the perfect pasta for athletes.

One serving: 229 kcal

You can buy Wellside Pure Pasta here.

5. Kale

Kale

There are so many things you can do with this nutritious, dark leafy green… add it to any dish or bake them for a crispy snack. But leafy greens are also low-calorie which is great for the health-minded individual.

There’s 2.9 grams of protein per 1 cup, plus a very generous amount of Vitamin A (133%), Vitamin C (134%), 10% of Vitamin B-6, and 7% magnesium.

One cup chopped: 33 calories

What other foods are low calorie?

These low-calorie foods are tasty, versatile, and nutritious. You can find out the other 30 low-calorie foods from FitnessVolt by following the link here.