The Most Filling Vegetables You Can Eat
By Sara Butler
Eating vegetables all day long may make you feel as if you're eating a ton. After all, it can be difficult to feel totally satisfied with a simple salad. But the good news about vegetables is that you can eat so many of them in a day since they're often low in calories and so packed with nutrients. In other words, if you want that extra serving of kale, then go for it.
Vegetables should make up a large part of your daily diet. While they should be mixed with high-quality lean protein and healthy fats, there are some tricks you can use to help your vegetables feel more satisfying and one of those tricks is making sure to include vegetables high in water and fiber. Here are a few you should put on your to-eat list.
Artichokes are full of water, which means they're super hydrated. One artichoke also contains about 10 grams of fiber, so it's quite filling for not a ton of calories. Steam an artichoke and enjoy it as a snack or as a main part of a meal.
Peas have the usual -- water and fiber galore. But did you know peas also are full of protein? One cup of green peas provides you with about 8 grams of protein. That's high compared to other produce. It's also why you've probably noticed so much pea protein added to powders and packaged products. Yes, pea protein is all the rage.
Broccoli happens to be about 90 percent water. It's also really high in fiber as well as compounds that can help reduce inflammation, which helps cut your risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. It's simply good for you, so add it to everything!
Potatoes may be starchy, but they're also very rich in fiber. You simply must remember to eat them skin on if you want to take advantage of all they have to offer since that's where many of the nutrients are stored. Sweet potatoes also happen to be rich in an antioxidant called carotenoid, which has a plethora of health benefits on its own.
Sweet, crunchy, and satisfying, these orange beauties are full of fiber. Plus, they're the perfect vehicle for dips (much better than chips!), so dip them into your favorite Greek yogurt dip or hummus for some added protein and fiber.
Add these vegetables into your day to feel fuller for longer and you're well on your way to the best eating of your life!
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