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1. Celery stalk- hardly any calories in it (6 calories per stalk) and the process of digesting food burns energy. Because celery is quite a bulky, fibrous plant it’s going to take a lot of chewing and digesting. Too boring to eat it raw? Check out this Celery and Fennel salad.


2. Spinach- one of the foods hated most children and at the same time loved by Popeye (the animated character who made himself super strong by eating spinach) One of the healthiest foods you can eat – it’s not only rich in vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium but it also has only 23 kcal per 100 g. In this recipe (a very healthy steamed lentil rol), spinach is added for a wonderful color shift.


3. Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)- a cup of bok choy delivers a true vitamin cocktail, including a big dose of rare cancer-fighting nitrogen compounds called indoles, as well as folic acid, iron, beta-carotene and potassium. 100 g of this remarkable vegetable contains only 13 kcal! Need a recipe for a perfect dish? Check out Mango and bok choy salad. This is hands down the best bok choy salad we’ve ever seen.


4. Mushrooms- Small mushrooms contain only two calories each, which means you could eat several dozen of them before you would get red in your Life circle.

5. Carambola (Star fruit)- this unique tropical fruit contains about 30 kcal per fruit, which is much lower than for any other popular tropical fruits. Nonetheless, it has an impressive list of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins required for well-being. Just have a look at this fresh, easy, and pretty Carambola, Blueberry and Pomegranate Salad.

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More about low calorie foods: http://www.fitbie.com/slideshow/25-shockingly-low-calorie-foods

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  1. By Andrea Appolonia on Sat May 02 2015

    assuming the avacados get chopped and mixed in with the salsa? or are they sliced and put on top of the salmon burger?

    • By Judy on Sat Jul 25 2015

      Hey guys can’t find your recipes in the app or a way to import them. Loving them but would be handy if they came up in the food choices instead of having to create them myself

      • By femi on Wed Jan 20 2016

        Hello Judy,

        Which recipes are you referring to? We’d love to help if we can.

        Kind regards,


    • By Lina on Mon Jul 27 2015

      Would be nice to write how much protein /fat/carbo this meal has….

      • By femi on Wed Jan 20 2016

        Hi Lina,

        We are sorry for the lateness of this response. We’ve had some issues managing comments on the blog but are getting it under control now.

        Which of the four linked recipes did you want the protein/fat/carb information for?

        Kind regards,


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