11 Best High Volume Low-Calorie Foods That’ll Fill You Up

Looking to lose a few pounds but struggling to cut down on food intake? Weight management isn’t necessarily about eating less food but rather about eating more of the healthier kind.

According to MedlinePlus, a website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, eating healthy snacks between your meals can help keep you full.

There are plenty of nutrient-packed foods low in calories that can promote a feeling of fullness and prevent overeating.

Among such foods are fruits and vegetables, which are “the best high-volume, low-calorie foods,” Roxana Ehsani, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told Newsweek.

Fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense, high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and rich in dietary fiber, which can help keep us more satisfied for longer, the nutritionist said.

Why High Volume, Low-Calorie Foods Keep Us Full

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From food trailer to restaurant, mother and daughter open up New Milford Mexican eatery

NEW MILFORD — When Alissa Swantek was 9 years old, her mother Alejandra Aguilar Gonzaga purchased a trailer, and in the warm weather months, she drove to local flea markets, fairs and carnivals to sell empanadas.

“We would hang out all day, selling empanadas,” said Swantek, who is now 25. “I would help my mother.”

Gonzaga and Swantek have come a long way since their days in the trailer. The mother-daughter pair just opened Momma’s Tacos on Church Street in town. The business sells authentic Mexican food.

The empanada

Gonzaga, a single mother who was born in Mexico City, came to the United States at the age of 21.


She never cooked when she lived in Mexico.

“When I started making empanadas, I researched cooking methods,” she said, adding her friends also taught her cooking techniques.

Gonzaga chose to sell empanadas out of the trailer because that dish was easiest

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