Non Starchy Vegetables

by James Kerrison on May 14, 2009

Non starchy vegetables are something you will have read about in my posts here. But it occurred to me (well it hit me like a brick when one of my clients told me!) that I hadn’t detailed exactly what these vegetables are. To save you the time looking up every vegetable on the nutrient database, I have compiled a list of the most common non starchy vegetables for you.
And here’s the beauty of these little wonders, you can pretty much eat as much of these as you want. Did you ever hear of someone packing on the pounds from eating too much broccoli?!?

  • Any leafy greens – ‘fancy’ lettuces (please don’t eat iceburg because it has no nutritional value either), spinach, swiss chard, etc.
  • Any type of sprouts (bean sprouts, alfalfa, etc.)
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Hearty Greens – collards, mustard greens, kale, etc.
  • Herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Snow Peas
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini

Lots of good food there, and plenty of options. Think summer salad, winter boiled vegetables, salsa etc. Remeber to try different combinations and different recipies. If there is something on the list that you haven’t tried, get out there and give it a go. You can’t not like something if you haven’t even tried it (haha, that’s the dad in me coming out!)

Check out these resources that put together all of these foods into great fat burning meals and complete fat loss eating plans.

  1. 14 Day Rapid Fat Loss Eating Plans
  2. The Fat Burning Kitchen
  3. Simple Nutrition
  4. The Diet Solution Program

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