The 7 Best Canned Foods You Should Be Eating for Weight Loss, According to Dietitians

Kitchen staples include canned artichoke hearts in water. The USDA lists artichokes as one of the highest-fiber vegetables, with 4 grams of satisfying fiber (or 16% of the Daily Value) in a half-cup portion and 35 calories. 

Canned Artichoke Hearts

Dietitians regularly rely on canned beans, one of the most adaptable tinned items. A ½ cup of black beans has 8 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and minerals including iron, calcium, and potassium, as per the USDA. 

Canned Beans

You can lose weight by eating starchy crops like maize, despite what you may have heard online. Nutrition expert Elana Natker, M.S., RDN, of Sage Leaf Communications, says corn may be canned and used to add fiber and color to salads, pizza, sauces.

Canned Corn

Instant-meal-making canned lentils are revolutionary. You can use canned lentils if you don't want to cook them. Due to their protein and fiber content, canned lentils are my go-to plant-based protein. 

Canned Lentils

Wilson suggests shopping for canned pineapples if you can't find fresh ones. I always trust canned pineapple bright, fresh, and tasty. Wilson describes it as sweet, nicely cut, and ready to eat as a snack or a healthy dessert. 

Canned Pineapple

Although pumpkin is popular in the fall, Rizzo advises canned pumpkin year-round for weight loss. I always have canned pumpkin. It's high in eye-healthy vitamin A. She adds that canned pumpkin can replace oil or butter in baked products.

Canned Pumpkin

Canning salmon makes protein easy to ingest. Salmon is a filling protein with heart-healthy EPA and DHA omega-3 fats. Natker advises against avoiding lipids, especially heart- and brain-healthy omega-3s, when dieting.

Canned Salmon