Top Low Calorie Fruits

With summer approaching there is nothing so satisfying then biting into a yummy juicy piece of fruit

Check out these top low calorie fruits.


Peach 

Calorie count:  58 in a medium fruit

Peachy keen, indeed. With over two grams of fiber per serving and a moderate amount of vitamins A and C, it’s the perfect snack and salad garnish.

Grapefruit

Calorie count: 52 in 1 half

Grapefruit halves have become the breakfast fruit for good reason, they add an extra pep to your morning, packing over half of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C and two grams of fiber.

Cantaloupe

Calorie count: 53 in one cup diced

Protect your immune system and eyesight with this vitamin A- and C-packed melon that also offers one and a half grams of fiber.

Watermelon

Calorie count: 37 in one cup diced

At 92 percent water, it contributes towards your eight cups of water a day, packs tons of disease-fighting antioxidant lycopene and half a gram of fiber per serving.

Papaya

Calorie count: 62 in one cup diced

This tropical fruit packs three grams of fiber, tons of vitamin C, folate and potassium, and a sweet-yet-creamy taste in minimal calories.

Strawberries

Calorie count: 49 in one cup halved

Fun fact: These berries aren’t actually berries since their seeds are on the outside. You’ll get three grams of fiber and a healthy dose of vitamin C and manganese.

Appricots

Calorie count: 59 in three-quarters cup sliced

We’re used to them dried, but raw, you get more bang for your bite. Loads of vitamin C and A, plus a refreshing and tart juice

Blueberries

Blueberries are popular berries that serve as a great source of vitamin K.0

Calories count  84 in one cup

Chicken Curry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp masala
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced small
  • 6 skinless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt to taste

Method

  1. Add onion and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add cumin, masala and curry powder and mix well, cooking 1 minute.
  2. Place chicken in the pan and season with 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Add tomatoes, cilantro, coconut milk and water.
  4. Stir all ingredients and cover pan, simmer on medium-low until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add sweet potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer, covered an additional 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Pressure Cooker Directions: Reduce water to 1/2 cup and cook the chicken after step 4 on high pressure for 15 minutes, quick release then add potatoes, high pressure 5 minutes. Let it release naturally.

7 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Healthy

  1. Avocado
    Avocados are a fruit, with fat at 77% of calories. They are an excellent source of potassium and fiber, and have been shown to have major benefits for cardiovascular health.
  2. Cheese
    Cheese is incredibly nutritious, and a single slice contains a similar amount of nutrients as a glass of milk. It is a great source of vitamins, minerals, quality proteins and healthy fats.
  3. Dark Chocolate
    Dark chocolate is high in fat, but loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It is very effective at improving cardiovascular health.Dark chocolate is 11% fiber and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. It is also loaded with antioxidants so much that it is one of the highest scoring foods tested, even outranking blueberries.Some of the antioxidants in it have potent biological activity, and can lower blood pressure and protect LDL cholesterol in the blood from becoming oxidize.
  4. Fatty Fish
    Fatty fish like salmon is loaded with important nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fatty fish is linked to improved health, and reduced risk of all sorts of diseases.If you can’t (or won’t) eat fish, then taking a fish oil supplement can be useful. Cod fish liver oil is best, it contains all the Omega 3 that you need, as well as plenty of Vitamin D.
  5. Chia seeds
    Chia seeds are very high in healthy fats, especially an omega-3 fatty acid called ALA. They are also loaded with fiber and minerals, and have numerous health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and having anti-inflammatory effects
  6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Extra virgin olive oil has many powerful health benefits, and is incredibly effective at improving cardiovascular health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol markers. Out of all the healthy fats and oils in the diet, extra virgin olive oil is the king.
  7. Whole Eggs
    New studies have shown that cholesterol in eggs doesn’t affect the cholesterol in the blood, at least not in the majority of people. Whole eggs are actually loaded with vitamins and minerals. They contain a little bit of almost every single nutrient we need. They even contain powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes, and lots of choline, a brain nutrient that 90% of people don’t get enough of. Eggs are also a weight loss food. They are very fulfilling and high in protein, the most important nutrient for weight loss.