Though most people are aware that one should switch all the fat rich foods in their kitchen with low fat foods if they want to lose weight, they are not aware of the wide range of low fat foods that are available to make that switch and often end up stocking their pantry with the same old junk. Here is a list of low fat foods to help you substitute all your fat rich foods with foods that will aid you in your goal to achieve weight loss.
Substituting definitely means that you have to throw out your stash of chocolate chip cookies and ice creams. But you don’t have to worry, as you have a lot of choice today in low fat foods that you will not mind switching to. Let’s get to that list now.
A list of low fat foods
Fruits: Fresh – melons, berries, cantaloupe, fig, grape, lemon, kiwi, orange, grapefruit, pear peach etc. Dried – cranberries, cherries, blueberries and raisins.
Vegetables: Greens, peas, carrots, corn, beets, mushrooms, asparagus, beans, sprouts etc.
Canned foods: Vegetables including tomatoes that contain no extra salt and fruits in gently syrup with no added sugar. Legumes and grains like kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils, chickpeas etc. can be used dried or canned. Water- packed canned fish like salmon, tuna and pilchards.
Pasta: All varieties made from whole wheat.
Soups and stocks: All varieties that have low-fat and low-sodium label. You can also use low-fat or fat-free bouillon cubes, broths and other stocks.
Jar foods like pimentos, peppers, pickles, anchovies and sundried tomatoes.
Nuts and seeds: Walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds etc.
Oils: Olive oil, safflower oil, canola oil and cooking sprays.
Flavoring: Spices, herbs and other seasonings like garlic, chilli paste, low-sodium Worcestershire sauce and soy sauces and fat-free salad dressings and mayonnaise.
Bread and cereals: Whole grain breads, bagels etc, oatmeal, low-fat granola, bran flakes and whole grain cereals.
Sugars: Male syrup, honey and molasses.
Snacks: Low-fat popcorn, sugar-free and fat-free yoghurt, pudding, applesauce etc and pretzels.
This is just a hint of the type of low fat foods that you can store in your pantry and fridge. There are literally countless options of a wide range of low fat food options for you to choose from today. Make sure to read the label on all the foods that you buy. Take the time to find out what kind of foods will help you to lose weight and keep you healthy. If you want fat in your food then go for healthy fats that are available in certain nuts, seeds and fish.