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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Wonton Wrappers

You can find wonton wrappers in the fridge section of any supermarket and it serves as the perfect vessel to hold all kinds of different foods. Each wrapper only has around 15-20 calories each, making it ideal for tons of different meals. If you want to make lightened-up strawberry shortcake, you can use these with your own strawberry mixture and bake in a muffin pan. For soups and salads, you can swap greasy croutons and tortilla strips for these as well.

More: Hungry Girl's Wonton Strawberry Cups

2 Small Kitchen Tools That May Save You Big Time & Space

Both of which are crucial for the holidays.


During the holiday season, your time and kitchen space is more valuable than ever. How can you maximize both to entertain family and serve a delicious meal? Here are two small gadgets that may make a mighty difference.

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