- almond/macademia milks. They are SO filling. they just make you pee a lot. Make sure to get low-calcium versions…
- Tomatoes and cucumbers (easy to snack on, low bitterness). Tomatoes are really a fruit with a calorie density lower than many vegetables. Greenhouse/Canadian tomatoes have much lower pesticide than Mexican tomatoes.
- carrots (super-cheap)
- Salsa. It’s the best vegetable dip ever. Or I just drink out of the jar. Has vinegar. Black bean salsa can help satiate cravings that salsa alone cannot.
- mustard (very low calorie flavor), also very juicy and substitutes for a lot of other cravings
- Strawberries. Calorie-density of a vegetable, tho they do spike my glucose. Very pesticide-heavy.
- wild apples (more bitter, before they got bred to be sweet)
- ALL the vegetables (goes without saying, though some are hard to snack on as fast-food). Broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes => easiest to use as fast food. Everything is easier in an instant pot (or you can put a bunch of water over them and boil them => you’ll hear it when the water boils/pours over and then they’re ready). I prefer electric stoves over gas stoves b/c safer. Most cruciferous vegetables have lower pesticide loads.
- pickled vegetables. VERY tasty and can substitute for other cravings. Just beware of the emulsifier polysorbate 80. Has vinegar. The processing can reduce pesticide load. Also, pickled cucumbers can irritate the stomach lining - Podcast: What Is H. Pylori? - YouTube
- mangoes. More sucrose than any other fruit so you can blunt the glucose spike with acarbose (which is cheaper and more immediately applicable than SGLT2 inhibitors)
- VEGETABLE SOUP (too bad they’re hard to buy in stores, and costs can easily blow up with volume). Costs don’t blow up with volume in Ivy League dining halls
- in Ivy League dining halls, it’s easy to get large amounts of sauteed vegetables (they also sautee them in MUFAs)
- if you’re friends with some people in CR Society, you can sometimes enjoy their super-specially prepared vegetables (too bad I don’t have the time to prepare them)
- anything with vinegar (enhances glycemic control, helps one fill full)
- keto bread. A lot of them have lots of psyllium husk/insoluble fiber. Whole foods has nobagels. ThinSlim foods has some.
- things sweetened with sugar alcohols (tho really, who needs sweeteners?)
Lower-calorie substitutes for other food (or just super-healthy food)
- Silken tofu has 45 cal/85 grams (much less than regular tofu for some reason)
- Slimcado. Can substitute for fat/nut cravings
- POSSIBLY corn bran (lots of insoluble fiber). Supposedly lower-calorie than wheat bran (only from one source). I felt knocked out after consuming them => not a good indication of “low-calorie” b/c I know when too many carbs knock me out.
- beans/lentils => combine with acarbose and the blood sugar spike is super-low. Can be used as a primary source of calories.