Cookies, chips, and other high-fat foods can taste great. But they have little nutritional value, and they pack a lot of calories in a small portion — so they’re energy-dense. You can eat more without overloading on calories. Here’s how: Choose low-density foods. These foods — such as apples, oranges, and other fruits — have fewer calories for a larger portion. And they keep you feeling full longer.
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1. Fruits and Vegetables
A little creativity can go a long way to get kids more interested in low-calorie dense foods. Cut fruit and vegetables into fun shapes — like carrot flowers or watermelon stars. Use veggies or fruits to make a funny face on an open-faced sandwich or a bowl of cereal.
2. Water-Rich Foods