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11. Almond Butter (Barney Butter)- Great for those who have good allergies to peanuts or gluten.

Eat More- Check out the below table.

Almond Butter is a Healthier Alternative to Peanut Butter. Compare nutritional information for Barney Butter Smooth vs. peanut butter based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

  Peanut Butter Barney Butter
Calories 188 182
Saturated Fat 18% 7%*
Protein 14% 14%
Fiber 8% 14%
Calcium 0% 8%
Iron 2% 8%
Vitamin E 13% 25%
Magnesium 13% 20%

*The USDA recommends eating foods that contain less than 10% Saturated Fat per serving.

 12. Pomegranates- This superfood is rich in folate and antioxidants, also are super low calorie.

Eat More- SELF magazine suggests eating pomegranate seeds with raw baby spinach leaves and lemon- poppy seed dressing or trying there pomegranate salsa recipe.

13. Chiles- Not only will chiles spice up your meals, but they will also spice up your metabolism!

Eat More- Personally, I add chiles and peppers to EVERYTHING…try adding them to a batch of chopped potatoes, baby carrots, onions, and celery out on the grill. It will just add a little something extra

14. Yogurt- The perfect food for someone on a diet, yogurt contains a trifecta of carbs, proteins, and fats which are sure to keep hunger off.

Eat More- Try using low-fat plain yogurt instead of mayonaise or on top of your baked potato. You will save a few grams of fat with each substitution you make.

15. Quinoa- This whole gram contains both protein and fiber to keep your hunger at bay.

Eat More- HELLO! Have you read my previous post on quinoa? If not, read it here Fit Tip Tuesday {No.2}

16. Sardines- EEW! However, these little fish are high in protein and omega-3’s.

Eat More- Alright, I have no suggestions for you should incorporate sardines into your diet. Please post if you have some tasty recipes or ideas!

17. Tarragon- This herb has a sweet-licorice like flavor, use instead of salt or in dressings.

Eat More- Try this Tarragon Chicken recipe from Food Network.com

18. Parmesan- Is part of the Italian national cuisine.

Eat More- Try this by grating over roasted vegetables or is popular as a garnish to pastas and spaghetti.

19. Avocado- This summer party food is the ideal food for increasing satiety due to its monounsaturated fat content.

Eat More- Try adding this to your sandwhich as a butter or mayonnaise substitute!

20. Olive Oil- Research has shown that olive oil contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Eat More- Yumm! Toss your pasta with olive oil, parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and garlic for a unique light dressing.

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