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15 Tempting Food Items Which Surprisingly Won't Let You Gain Weight

By Shubhangi Goel

Updated - May 9, 20249 min read

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What could be better than munching on tasty snacks guilt-free? Add the following healthy Indian snacks in your cart and feel fuller for a longer duration. We definitely know how hard it is to maintain a diet and we're here to help you out with the same as we've got the tastiest food items covered for you which are low in calories. You might be in doubt when you'll see the names of these dishes but we're not fooling you, one can easily binge on these food items without thinking about gaining weight as they are high in proteins and low in calories.


1. Low-Fat Yogurt

Low- Fat Yoghurt is a delicious and creamy food item which is rich in protein also known as healthy gut bacteria. Have it before, during or after your meals to improves your metabolism. It's got 100 gms: 96 calories - Not bad right? It's a useful source of protein to cut down weight - people who eat yoghurt are more likely to maintain a healthy diet. One should definitely go for Greek yoghurt as it's available in all forms - reduced or low fat and non-fat or zero per cent categories. Who doesn't like flavoured yoghurt? We recommend trying Epigamia as it's one of the best.



2. A Fruit Platter

Now fruits are not just packed with fibres, nutrients and all things good, they are also packed with juicy flavours and deliciousness to satiate your hungry soul and the best part is you need not be a chef to get them on your plate. Have them as whole or churn them in a juicer and you're good to go! The fruits with the lowest calories are - Peach which also has Vitamin A and C, Grapefruit which has Vitamin C, Cantaloupe which protects your immune system and strengths your eyesight, Watermelon - a disease-fighting antioxidant,  Papaya for some potassium and Strawberries for some Vitamin C again. 



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3. Sweet Potatoes

You're getting to eat everyone's favourite vegetable potato and you're getting sweetness for your sweet tooth without compromising your health-what else d'you need?! Sweet Potatoes or Yams are highly concentrated with nutrients and fibres and low on calorie! Instead of a higher calorie food such as white potatoes, which may contain as many as 400-500 calories per serving, you are well on your way to achieving this calorie deficiency when it comes to having Sweet Potatoes. They are also high in fiber which is a great thing and lowers on the glycemic index.



4. Roasted Paneer With Flax Seeds

Whosoever said diet food is tasteless is in a denial as exquisite paneer dishes are on your way to rescue you from a boring diet. Try Tandoori Paneer or Roasted Paneer with flax seeds to know what diet food actually tastes like. It keeps you full and low on calories - what else can you ask for? It's also high in protein and calcium - one has to replace the junk in their diet with scrumptious tandoori paneer dishes for sure.



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5. Popcorn

What if we tell your favourite binge snack is low in calories? Yes, you're reading it right - believe your eyes. Do not hesitate to grab a cup of plain salted popcorn whenever you crave for something salty! They are high in fibre and low on calorie, as low as 31 calories a cup. Just avoid butter, cheese or caramel kinds. It's also high in fibre and is a healthy whole grain food item you can trust on when it comes to losing weight.



6. Hummus

Not only is hummus delicious but it is also versatile and has been linked to many impressive health and nutritional benefits because it's made of protein-rich chickpeas. 100 gms: 166 calories sound ideal for a such an amazing relishing food item - not only that but it's high in fibre and proteins and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat it with a snack or spread it over a piece of bread for a perfect combination.



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7. Poha

Poha is lactose-free, fat-free and heart-healthy - which seems like a perfect combination for a mouth-watering dish. It's definitely one of the tastiest healthy Indian snacks to you can binge on. It also has eleven vital minerals and vitamins including iron which is a necessary component when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. Add a few vegetables, peanuts and a dash of lime juice for a tempting poha meal.



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8. Upma

Upma has it all you've been searching for in the pool of healthy Indian snacks -  carbohydrates for energy, proteins for muscle building and fibre for enhanced metabolism. It's one of the well-known breakfast dishes of South India, set up with semolina and vegetables. Broken Wheat is wealthy in fibre and low in calories which is quite notable about this tempting dish. 



9. Dark Chocolate

Craving chocolate but worried about the calories? Don't! Because dark chocolate which is already lower in sugar content tends to curb cravings with lesser consumption. 1 Tbsp dark choco chips: 70 calories - Facts Time! Who would have thought chocolate would help us lose weight as well. It's perfect to satiate your sweet tooth cravings keeping the healthy factor in mind as well. It also has health-boosting nutrients and diminishes the risk of heart attacks, low blood pressure and cholesterol.



10. Sprout Salad

It's treated as breakfast dish mostly which is wealthy in Vitamin C. It can be eaten crude or cooked in an on stick vessel with a small quantity of oil. Add a few crisp vegetables like cucumber and tomatoes with a dash of lime juice for some flavour. It's a must-have for detoxification of the body which helps in weight loss, it's also low in calories and high in nutrition. 100 grams of sprouts contains 0.38 grams of fat - so one can easily binge on this one.



11. Cucumber And Tomato Salad

It's true that salads are rich in nutrients and proteins as well as low in calories - same goes for this basic cucumber and tomato salad - one can also add sprouts to it for variety. Mix a dash of lemon juice for a proper mix - cucumbers help you lower your calorie count,  A peeled cucumber has just 24 calories, and a large unpeeled one still has just 45 calories whereas tomatoes are a large source of transporting vitamin C and potassium to your body.



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12. Puffed Rice Bhe

Compared to other ready to eat cereals, puffed rice bhel is definitely very low in calories. They are light and perfect to eat when hungry between meals as it doesn't spoil your appetite for the main meal. It is also fat-free and sodium free so don't forget to add this bhel to your diet - DON'T add potatoes to the bhel as it will lead to adding more calories. Keep it subtle with with basic nutrients providing vegetables, a pinch of masala and a dash of lime juice for a perfect mix.



13. Healthy Dry Fruits And Nuts

Even though dates have sugar but it can be a part of your weight loss diet are dense in nutrients and a good source of fibre, calcium, magnesium and zin. These minerals help in lowering blood pressure and regulating fluid balance in one's body. Mixed nuts, like almonds, walnuts and pistachios, are low in carbohydrates, high in healthy fat content which can also be added in your diet.



14. Flavoured Oats

One can make several healthy dishes out of oats such as Oats Upma, Oats Dosa and Lemon Oats to try something out of the box. Oats have always be on the priority list of people who are fond of healthy food. The best part about oats is one can play around with the same by adding their favorite seasonings and flavours according to their taste and make it a more healthier dish wth extra nutrients. Who doesn't like the idea of flavoured Oats?!



15. Flavoured Makhane

It's one of the most popular fasting food items, add a touch of masala and dash of lime juice for a little flavour. You'll also come across flavoured makhane packets available in the market such as Pudina, Salted and Sweet -  Avoid the caramelised ones. They are a good source of proteins, fibre, potassium, iron and zinc. You can't ask for more, one can definitely fall in love with the flavoured ones for sure.


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A: Pilates, Power Yoga, Aerial Silk, Aerial Yoga, Calesthentics 


Q: Which are the top gluten-free food items?

A: Rice, Cassava, Corn, Soy, Potato, Beans