5 Extremely Healthy Foods That Are Just as Filling as Pasta

Kelsey Clark

Sometimes, a pristinely healthy diet can leave something to be desired in terms of satisfaction; even an entrée-size salad topped with all the superfood add-ons can leave you feeling less than full. But rather than reaching for the refined carbs in a moment of desperation, consider filling up on any of the following five healthy foods, as hand-selected by Prevention. Packed with protein and fibre, they won't leave you rushing to the fridge within an hour.

Eggs: The perfect addition to any salad, soup, or quinoa bowl, eggs are packed with over six grams of protein. Hard-boil them for a filling snack, or fry them up and add them to your next meal.

Asparagus: With just three calories, plenty of antioxidants, and a touch of fibre, asparagus is the perfect filling addition to any stir-fry or salad.

Oats: While all oats aren't created equal, an organic blend packed with fibre and superfoods will keep you full until lunch. Consider steel-cut oats for the most fibre.

Brussels Sprouts: With minimal calories and tons of fibre, Brussels sprouts are the perfect midafternoon snack or dinner side. Try them roasted and dipped in sriracha aioli.

Lentils: As prevention points out, a half-cup of lentils has 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fibre, and just 120 calories. What's more, they're extremely hearty and perfect for make-ahead meals.

For more, read up on the foods that are the key to staying full between meals.

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