The following fat burning foods are good choices to keep you fueled and full all day, that are low in calories but packed with taste. Spring is a great time to enjoy the bounty of the season. When you eat foods that are in season, they are not only more affordable, they are also fresher and packed with the highest amount of flavor and nutritional value.
It’s also a great time to consider shedding those extra winter pounds. Spring is actually the best time to find foods that are packed with fiber – a weight-loss super star. You can still have your carbs and slim down if you choose the right ones.
By incorporating these high fiber carbohydrates into your diet, you’ll feel fuller longer, get many of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, and burn fat while enjoying good, healthy food.
LENTILS – Although lentils include all the beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins, they are still low in calories and contain virtually no fat. One cup of cooked lentils only contains about 230 calories, but still leaves you feeling full and satisfied. They are great for blasting belly fat.
CHICKPEAS – Super affordable and tasty, chickpeas deserve a spot in any health-conscious kitchen. Each serving comes packed with nutrients, from iron to B vitamins. And chickpeas have plenty of nutrients that can help you lose weight, too. How? Chickpeas are a great source of protein. Your body burns a lot of energy – in the form of calories – to help break down the protein.
QUINOA – Quinoa is higher in protein than any other grain, and it packs a hefty dose of heart-healthy, unsaturated fats. Quinoa is also a great source of fiber and B vitamins, and it’s gluten-free.
QUINOA FLAKES – Quinoa flakes are made from pressed quinoa. You get all the healthy benefits of quinoa with a more familiar breakfast texture and a quicker cooking time. Use it as a great alternative to oats for a quick breakfast.
KAMUT – Kamut is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s also high in protein while low in calories. A half-cup serving has 30% more protein than regular wheat, with only 140 calories. Kamut helps to reduce cholesterol, blood sugar and inflammation.
BANANAS – Bananas help reduce stomach bloating and are a good source of potassium, which can help lower water retention and prevent muscle cramping during a workout. Bananas are also rich in glucose, a highly digestible sugar, which provides a quick energy boost.
SWEET POTATOES – Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, nutrients and can help you burn fat. The magic ingredient here are antioxidants – they stabilize blood-sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, which prevents calories from being converted into fat. They provide a great energy boost before a work out.
BROCCOLI – Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that’s rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. It has nearly 1 gram of fiber per 10 calories. Fiber helps keep you regular and helps maintain healthy bacteria levels in the intestines. Broccoli also aids in digestion by helping to keep your stomach lining healthy.
BUCKWHEAT – Like quinoa, buckwheat is gluten-free and a complete source of protein, which means it supplies all nine-essential muscle-building amino acids the body cannot produce on its own. It is also high in magnesium and fiber.
TEFF – Teff is a mild, nutty whole grain and a complete protein that’s rich in vitamins and fiber. It is also rich in calcium and iron. Diets rich in calcium have been associated with lower body weight and reduced weight gain over time.
BLUEBERRIES – A cup of blueberries has 21 grams of carbs, but they couldn’t be better for you. They are loaded with polyphenols—chemical compounds that prevent fat from forming— and that actively burns belly fat.
Pereg Natural Foods offers an extensive line of all-natural grains and ancient grains including quinoa, teff, buckwheat, kamut, lentils and chickpeas, among others. They manufacture all their products from start to finish, controlling the quality from the sourcing until the product is packed and ready for the consumer.
i love lentils, so this is good news, especially when we still haev cool weather, lentil stew is amazing on so many levels.
Love a lot of these, especially chickpeas. They are great in a salad.
Thank you for the info. I am going to be using it.
Good to know! TIme to stock up!
Did not know this,thank you for informing us.
I love many of these foods and I’m glad to hear they burn fat.
I do eat some of these bit haven’t heard of some of these also. Thanks for this post so I can incorporate some of these into our meals and snacks.
Love the color – tantalizing for the eyes
Fantastic info! Saving for sure! Thanks for sharing!
I didn’t know about teff. I’m a huge fan of the rest of these! Being vegan you learn to really love healthy food!
I just can’t get on the quinoa train. I have tried it several different ways, just not for me. I have tried nearly everything else on the list. I haven’t tried Teft but will keep an eye out for it.
Buckwheat is my new favorite and I am glad to see it on this list.
Lentils and chickpeas are my favorites! My kids and husband don’t like them, unfortunately.
I love sweet potatoes, but I just don’t have any good recipes for it.
I love all these foods, I never realized they were all good at helping burn fat.
I like many foods on this list and will be eating more of them
I already eat a lot of broccoli but I will have to start incorporating more of the other foods into my diet!
Eat well while burning calories, win win
I love a lot of these especially bananas, sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Thank you for this list!! AND I read it right after eating broccoli so feeling a little positive about healthy changes in my life.
Not familiar with Kamut and teff, but love the rest – especially blue berries
I’m really happy that I already love a lot of these foods!
When I try to loose weight I always have lentils soup for lunch. I make a version with no added fat.
I love informative posts like this.
I love almost all these foods, I just never knew they were good at helping burn fat.
My favorite on the list has to be bananas which is fine with me! They are so good.
Good list of healthy foods, I’ve tried them all except for teff, never heard about this one before.
very interesting, I love most of them, but will have to check out kamut
I didn’t realize that blueberries were so good for. Good to know. Thanks for the info!
Wow I didn’t realise that chickpeas and lentils are fat burning! I must make more dal!!! 😀
2018 has been my year of health so I have slowly been trying to incorporate these foods into my diet.
Cool list of foods! This was very informative. I’ll keep an eye out for kamut and teff at the grocery store!
These are very good alternatives! I need to stock up on these.
Thanks for the awesome information!
I love sweet potatoes & blueberries. It was very good information about the other foods that are good & healthy for you.
I eat many of these foods and will have to explore the unfamiliar ones.
I had no idea chickpeas was on this list! Thanks for the ideas.
This is great information! Now I just need to go shopping and get these yummy foods!
I Love broccoli and blueberries. I have to try some of the others.
Now I really want chickpeas !!!!!!
Quinoa is my favorite!
If I put all ten of these ingredients in a blender and… Just a thought.
Need to eat more blueberries
Bananas, broccoli, and blueberries, were a given. I already knew their benefits. Kamut and TEFF, I haven’t even heard of these before.
I wished that I liked sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and lentil. I tried to pin this and I couldn’t! I got and error message from Pinterest saying pin not found! I would like to eat healthier.
Thank you for sharing this information! I’m going to try and put it to good use.
I loved this and copied it for 3 other people!! thanks for the info.
I love all these foods. How is this possible? I want to eat these things more regularly, I hope I can do this more in the future.
Thank you for this list. 🙂
Thanks for the information. I am adding these to my grocery list.
great info thanks
This is great information. I haven’t even heard of some of these foods. Thanks for posting!
didn’t know about some of these…
i recently read about teff and was planning to look it up on my next trip to the store; forgot all about it until today 🙂
No wonder I’m fat. I only eat 4 of those foods.
Thank you for this super useful post. I didn’t know that these foods burn fat. I will definitely keep this in mind in the future.
Thank you for this list. This summer I am working on being healthier and this list is a must.
I knew about these, didn’t know teff though
This is a great list. I have never heard of a couple of these.
I really need to eat better. Thanks for the great info.