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
Often relegated to the back of your freezer or used as an ice pack for bumps and bruises, these little legumes are satiety superstars. Not only do they boast 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per cup, they’re also proven to keep you full. When researchers fed volunteers different kinds of protein 30 minutes before a meal, volunteers who ate pea protein felt fuller and ate less at mealtime. Toss them in pasta or rice for a quick protein and fiber fix. Here’s an example of a tasty pea recipe.