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.
View Recipe: Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas