The summer are about fun in the sun and showing off the body you’ve been covering all year long! These seasonal summer foods are cheap (because they are in season) and low in carbs, fat and calories. Add them to your shopping list, work them into meals and make the most of your budget!
Watermelon is low in carbs and calories. It’s also VERY hydrating. One slice of watermelon is equal to drinking a glass of water! This could be a great treat / trick to keep your kids hydrated during the summer months. Trainer Tips: Watermelon is also high in watermelon is rich in the amino acid arginine, which increased fat oxidation in an animal study (source for summer seasonal foods).
Packed full of vitamin C, this vegetable is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. Pop these in the oven with some cheese and turkey pepperoni and you have a tasty low carb snack that the family will love. One serving has 52 calories and 4 grams of fiber.
Nothing says summer like corn on the cob! One ear of corn has 27 carbs, 4 grams of fiber and 5 GRAMS OF PROTEIN! Who knew?!
Trainer tip: avoid the butter and spray them with spray olive oil, add a some of your favorite garlic, onion and herb spices!
If you love the tangy taste of grapefruit then you’ll love what it may be doing for your figure. One serving of this classic weight loss food is 65 calories, and packed full of vitamin A and C.
Trainer Tip: In a University of Arizona study, people who ate half a grapefruit before every meal dropped an inch from their waists (source).
Add some color to your meals along with 2 grams of fiber. Only 7 carbs and tons of cancer fighting lycopene. One serving is only 33 calories!
Berries are the perfect fitness food. They are low in calories, packed full of cancer fighting agents, filled with beauty enhancing vitamins and high in fiber. These should be your GO TO fruit of choice when you want something sweet without all the carbs and calories.
Trainer Tip: One cup of strawberries contains more vitamin C then an Orange, 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber!
Whether they are frozen, fresh or blended in a smoothy. Grapes make a great addition to any summer meal. 3/4 cup of grapes have no fat, no cholesterol, and virtually no sodium.