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List of 20 Low Calorie Vegetables for Weight Loss

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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List of 20 Low Calorie Vegetables for Weight Loss

Besides water and some really thin soups, vegetables are the lowest calorie foods around. While nearly every vegetable is low in calories, some are lower than others.

Just because a vegetable is low in calories is not an excuse to put butter or cheese on it, or to cook it with bacon. An essential part of keeping vegetables low calorie is to eat them raw, steamed, or boiled.

Low-calorie vegetables include watercress, lettuce, arugula, sprouts, napa cabbage, cucumber, and celery. Below are 20 vegetables lowest in calories, for more, see the full ranking of over 200 low-calorie vegetables.

For more low calorie foods, see the article on foods low in calories.


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List of Low Calorie Vegetables

1 Watercress
Watercress
2 Arugula
Arugula
3 Lettuce
A head of lettuce
4 Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts
5 Napa Cabbage
Napa Cabbage
6 Cucumber
Sliced Cucumber
7 Celery
Stalks of Celery
8 Radishes
Red Radishes
9 Pak-Choi (Bok Choy)
Bok Choy
10 Cabbage
Cabbage
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11 Mushrooms
White Button Mushrooms
12 Eggplant
Eggplants
13 Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
14 Asparagus
Asparagus
15 Spinach
A Bowl of Spinach
16 Summer Squash
Summer Squash
17 Tomato
Tomatoes
18 Green (Snap) Beans
Green Beans
19 Pumpkin
Pumpkins
20 Broccoli
Broccoli Stalk

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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