7 Low-Calorie Ingredients You’re Not Using

Find out how to add the right low-cal ingredients to your cooking.

7 Low-Calorie Ingredients You’re Not Using

If you are looking to lose weight, stay on the health track, and lighten up your meals, the right low-calorie ingredient can be your new best friend. Here are some of Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl's top picks, along with a few ingredients we also recommend keeping in constant rotation. Not only are all of these foods low in calories, they are also super versatile, so you can make tons of different dishes with them.

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Salsa packs a punch of flavor and only has about 5-10 calories for every two tablespoons. You can use salsa on top of chili, in tacos, as a salad dressing, and to flavor oven-baked protein dishes. You can even use salsa on your eggs in the morning, and as an alternative for mayo in your tuna salad.

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You've heard of red wine and white wine but have you ever heard of blue wine? This blue version of wine is given a taste test to see how it compares to the classics.