Best Vegetables to Eat When You're Trying to Lose Weight


It's lower in calories, packs a nutritional punch and is versatile to use in all sorts of recipes.

Enjoy spinach in a healthy green smoothie, in a lupini bean salad or in a Mason-jar salad.


It's also a great way to get in some extra fiber. I like to roast broccoli that's tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and spices. 

Cook up roasted cauliflower and broccoli, a healthy broccoli slaw or beef with broccoli.

Spaghetti squash

It serves as an ideal low-calorie alternative to conventional spaghetti.

Add the veggie to chicken spaghetti squash, marinara spaghetti squash or chickpea kale curry stuffed spaghetti squash.

Brussels sprouts

These cruciferous vegetables are loaded with fiber to help you feel full fast and stay satiated for a while.

Whip up grilled Brussels sprouts, Brussels sprouts with grape honey glaze or sauteed shredded Brussels sprouts.

Green peas

With almost 9 grams of fiber per cup, green peas can help you meet your fiber goals and feel full with ease.

You can also add the green gems to green pea soup or healthy farro fried rice.


Cauliflower is also fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium.

Whip up some healthy cauliflower rice, cauliflower tacos or carrot cauliflower soup.

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