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

Salad
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Salad 

If you’re overwhelmed by messages to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, start with salad instead. Not only is it a cinch to prepare, a 2012 study found eating salad before your meal can pump up your intake of water-rich veggies by 23%. Prefer to eat yours with your meal? Go ahead. You’ll down 11% fewer calories. For maximum staying power and nutrient absorption, make sure yours has a little bit (think 1 tablespoon) of healthy fat from vinaigrette salad dressing made with heart-smart olive or canola oil.

View Recipe: Melon and Fig Salad with Prosciutto and Balsamic Drizzle

 

 

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