Top low-calorie summer foods of 2015


Are you feeling wistful for not being able to wear your shorts or swimsuit this summer? Chillax, it’s still not too late. We understand that you trained hard to get in shape, so don’t let tempting foods get in the way. The last thing you want to do is starve yourself on a wacky fad diet to look hot. We have listed out few delicious low-calorie summer foods that are high in flavour and tastes awesome.

The secret to weight loss is whipping up satisfying meals that are fewer in calories. It is important to make right food choices in summertime when high-calorie dishes are less appealing. Our list of low-calorie summer foods will surely refresh you and keep you out of the kitchen.

Experts say that one of the easiest ways to cut down calories is to load up on nature’s bounty. As, local grocery stores and farmers markets are abound with delicious fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, it is crucial to choose the ones that complements your diet.

Also Read: Top foods you should eat this summer 

Whether you are cooking in or grilling out, our list of low-calorie summer foods serve up lip-smacking flavour every time. So, include these delicious treats in your diet and beat the summer heat in style.

Chilled soups
Comprising of chunky vegetable, chilled soups are a great way to kick start a meal. A low-calorie, broth-based soup such as cucumber-dill is the perfect choice to stay cool this summer.

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Counted among the top healthy summer foods and a good alternative to chicken, Turkey is low in calories and high in proteins.


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Spicy grilled corn with feta and lime
While corn on the cob and butter make an awesome pair, spicy grilled corn accompanied with feta can sweeten your summer perfectly.

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Grilled shrimps
Shrimps are the best appetizer for summer grilling.


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Tiny taco shells
When planning a fiesta during summer, the mini taco shells will help you control your portion sizes.

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Fruit-based desserts
Choose from a range of naturally sweet treats like grilled pineapple with rum and pecans, frozen sweet cherries, chocolate-covered frozen banana and ditch the high calorie sweets.

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Tropical fruit smoothies
Smoothies are considered super-healthy and perfect accompaniment for summer barbeques and breakfasts.

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Dry-roasted peanuts
If you are craving for something salty, go for healthy roasted peanuts as they can fill you up quickly. So, grab a bag of peanuts instead of corn dogs and nachos during summer outings.

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Ragi Dosa
Dosa maniacs most prefer this South Indian dish that is prepared from ragi instead of rice.

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Oats Idli
Usually served with piping hot Sambhar, oats Idlis are a great way to start a day.


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Lettuce Wraps
Instead of using a tortilla, fill a lettuce with beans, sprouts, fresh veggies, or slaw to make dinner or lunch in a jiffy. You can pair it with cocktails as well.

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When you are on a diet or just planning to eat good food, this list of healthy summer foods will surely come in handy. So, don’t let the summer go by without trying these treats.

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