Veggie Challenged - do onions have calories??




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LowCntryDrmr
06-08-2005, 03:54 PM
I'm on a low calorie diet, and I thought that veggies wouldn't count as anything big, since they're so healthy. But do onions have calories?? I love them and eat them on everything, and I thought it was ok, but I've seen a lot of posts saying that they're a "bag veggie". What's the deal??


cher123
06-08-2005, 04:03 PM
Everything has calories, but veggies are generally a good deal because of the nutrition and fiber. 1/2 cup of raw onion has 30 calories, which should pretty much allow you to knock yourself out. Weight Watcher's includes them in with other "free" veggies.

Invidia
06-08-2005, 10:40 PM
They're only a bad veggie because if you don't have heavy-duty goggles. Seriously, you ever try chopping a WHOLE white onion?!

Actually, I think onions are negative calorie. Negative calorie foods make me happy!


WaterRat
06-20-2005, 03:11 PM
Like Cher says, onions do have calories, just not a lot. Unless of course you cook them in lots of oil, or deep fat fry them. :lol: