Foods You Can Eat on a Fat-Free Diet

Foods You Can Eat on a Fat-Free Diet

Last week, we talked about foods that don’t work on a fat-free diet.  As a fat-free dieter, you probably hear a lot about what you can’t have, so this week I thought I would lighten the mood with a focus on healthy, tasty choices that are perfectly acceptable on a fat-free diet.  When you look at all of the healthy choices available, dieting does not seem so restrictive.

You can enjoy fruits without any worries.  Apples, bananas, cherries, blueberries, watermelon, pears and tomatoes are all free choices on a fat-free diet.

Beans should be a staple of any fat-free diet.  They provide essential fiber and protein while adding texture, flavor and color to main dishes.  Lentils, peas, garbanzo beans, navy beans, black beans and others are all excellent choices.

Vegetables provide fiber, vitamins and minerals and can be enjoyed any time you are hungry.  Broccoli, carrots, green beans, zucchini and other vegetables are tasty and healthy additions to a fat-free diet.

Rice, wheat, barley, buckwheat and other grains are high in fiber, filling and nutritious.  Oats for breakfast, a cold rice salad for lunch and a bean soup for dinner will get you lots of essential nutrients with little or no fat.

Consider combining these food groups into a healthy, hearty stew in the slow cooker for a low maintenance dinner choice.  Beans and rice in a tomato sauce base with green beans, corn, celery, onions and whatever other vegetables you like can be filling, nutritious and guilt-free.