Flavorful Fall Produce Under 100 Calories


Slice of Fresh Pumpkin

Sitting in your car in the parking lot of a local supermarket, you hesitate to go inside. Desperate to lose the 15 pounds you’ve gained this year, you’re afraid you’ll make the same mistakes you always do while grocery shopping. You fear you’ll walk out of the supermarket laden with unhealthy treats such as cookies, pizzas, and sodas. If you can relate to this scenario, consider stocking up on the following flavorful fall produce under 100 calories.

Pumpkins 

During the fall months, grocery stores stock colorful, delicious pumpkins. Perhaps, you always purchase a few pumpkins every year to decorate your home. But, you never end up eating them. Pumpkins are nutritional superstars packed with vitamin A and fiber. Vitamin A is beneficial to your eyes while fiber aids in the digestive process. Fiber also helps you feel full longer. Besides containing these nutrients, pumpkins are low in calories. An entire cup of pumpkin only consists of 49 calories. 

Broccoli

Have you avoided tasting broccoli since you were a kid? If you haven’t eaten broccoli in years, consider giving it another try. A cup of this bright green vegetable contains a mere 31 calories. In addition to being waistline friendly, broccoli is filled with health benefiting nutrients including: 

  • Iron
  • Folate
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K

To make your broccoli more flavorful, consider roasting it instead of boiling it. Add seasonings such as red pepper flakes. You might also enjoy eating a raw broccoli salad mixed with almonds, raisons, and cranberries.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a tremendous source of:

  • Vitamin D
  • Selenium
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Potassium

A cup of portabella mushrooms only contains 19 calories while a cup of white mushrooms consists of 21 calories. Because of their meaty texture, mushrooms are a great choice for people who desire to embrace a more vegan lifestyle.

Due to the abundance of delicious produce available at grocery stores and farmer’s markets, fall is an amazing time of the year to revamp your diet plan. The aforementioned, healthy foods can be enjoyed alone or incorporated into a plethora of savory dishes. Unlike 100 calorie snack packs, they don’t contain diet derailing added fat, sugar, and sodium. If you want to lose weight while eating tantalizingly tasty, real foods, consider scheduling a free consultation with a representative at a Metabolic Research Center near you.

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