Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

12 Filling Foods

If your stomach’s always growling and you find yourself constantly snacking, these tasty eats can help you feel full longer. By: Karen Ansel, MS, RD

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Photo: Oxmoor House


Water-rich foods like soup are key for halting hunger. When foods contain high concentrations of water they dilute the energy density of your meal, meaning you get more food for fewer calories. And that means you fill up faster, too! Research shows slurping soup before a meal can result in eating 20% less of a main course. However, all soups aren’t created equal. Ditch the cream-based soups that ladle up a bowlful of calories and fat and go for clear broth fruit or vegetable soups like gazpacho instead. With very few calories per cup (around 50-100), it will fill your belly for fewer calories.

View Recipe: Gazpacho with Avocado and Cumin Chips



More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe