2. Peas and Corn: These vegetables are considered to be a starch because they have a high carbohydrate count. Consider them as bread-carb portions.
4. Avocado: These are packed with “good” fats, but when you consume avocados in dip form – yes, we mean guacamole – you can mindlessly consume hundreds of calories. Keep your avocado portions small, like slices on a sandwich.
5. Frozen yogurt: Unlike regular yogurt, frozen yogurt doesn’t have live cultures, and it can have even more calories than ice cream.
6. Smoothies: Smoothies may seem healthy because of the nutritious ingredients like milk, berries, and banana, but they often have many calories and are loaded with 4 times the daily limit of sugar.
7. Glaceau Vitamin Water: This drink can have as many calories as a can of soda and is enhanced with sugar.
8. Ground turkey burgers: This common beef substitute often has skin ground up in the meat, so make sure the turkey you’re buying is lean and low in fat.
9. Energy bars: This grab-and-go snack should be limited to 200 calories per bar, unless you’re using it as a meal substitute.
10. Gluten-free foods: Gluten-free foods are not necessarily healthier and still have a lot of calories – you’re not saving in sugar or fat.
Instead, try these Summer delicacies that are healthier than you thought from
Shrimp – High in protein, low in fat, and a good source of omega-3s
Popcorn – Popped-at-home corn has more antioxidants than certain fruits and veggies
Potatoes – Great source of heart-healthy potassium and fiber
Celery – Helps your digestive tract
Sunflower Seeds – Terrific source of vitamin E – 90% of your daily need
Sauerkraut – Good source of probiotics which help with digestion and nutrient absorption
Mushrooms – Only vegetable source of vitamin D