Fennel is packed with high concentrations of water, which basically means that it packs very few calories and a powerful punch of essential nutrients. One cup of sliced fennel will provide your body countless diuretic benefits at the cost of a mere 27 calories.
On days you feel bloated because of eating too many salty treats and dishes, just add some of this flavourful licorice-like vegetable to your tummy in the form of tea, a dessert or just a couple slices with your meal.
Roasted fennel is the perfect ingredient for a flavour-packed arugula and watercress salad, or you can even create a grilled tuna salad with olives, eggs, fennel and vinaigrette.
Strawberries are the best spring food to eliminate all your untimely sugar cravings and replace those processed and carb-loaded desserts with loads of fiber and very few calories.
Strawberries are the ultimate springtime snack and a large bowl of sliced strawberries will only cost your body 53 calories along with providing a whopping 3 grams of waist-slimming fiber. The best time to pick out rich, dark and juicy strawberries is between April until June.
You can add strawberries to anything and everything, be it a protein-packed smoothie with Greek yogurt and chia seeds, a rich topping with almond butter and whole-grain bread, a decadent dessert with almonds, walnuts and dates, or just a healthier take on peanut butter and jelly by adding sliced strawberries and chia seeds to your sandwich.
Ramps are leek-like vegetables that can be classified as both, herbs and veggies, and they are excellent at boosting weight loss results by filling you up and keeping you satiated for longer hours.
One cup of ramps pack up only 16 calories and countless nutrients, and they are packed with a delicious flavour, very pungent and rich like garlic.
Adding ramps to your meals is the perfect trick to enhance the flavour and give it a creamy consistency. You can add sautéed ramps or spring onions to your appetizers, side dishes and grilled meats, or fold grilled ramps to create frittatas, pasta toppings or even healthy toppings for a homemade vegan pizza.