The main problem with most diets is that they leave us hungry, and although most of them allow us to snack between meals, sometimes we feel that the foods we put into our bodies simply aren’t satisfying.
To overcome this problem, it is recommended that you start eating more of these seven foods, all of which will provide your body with many nutrients or liquids that will relieve hunger and at the same time have a minimal amount of calories, meaning they won’t ruin your diet!
Peas are considered to be legumes and vegetables, and in every cup of peas, there are 8 grams of dietary fibers. You can make use of fresh or frozen peas, as both provide your diet with a great amount of vitamin A and C.
Try this: Add peas to soup or a rice dish to make most efficient and delicious use of this tiny vegetable, and provide yourself with a sense of satiety.
2. Artichoke hearts
Like peas, a cup of artichoke hearts will provide your body with 8 grams of dietary fiber, and they’re also considered a great source of magnesium and vitamin C, which help reduce the risk of heart and vascular problems.
Try this: Add steamed or roasted artichoke hearts to a salad, or blend them with white beans, olive oil and lemon juice for a delicious dip!
In one cup of asparagus, you’ll find 3 grams of dietary fibers and only 27 calories. It is also an excellent source of iron, and therefore, eating asparagus is recommended for those that suffer from a deficiency of it.
Try this: Peel an asparagus using a peeler making asparagus noodles. Pour a vinaigrette over the “noodles” and add them to a salad.
Thanks to their large water content, one cup of fennel is only 27 calories. If you enjoy eating salty foods that often cause bloating, eat fennel to avoid this annoying feeling.
Try this: Make yourself a great salad using fennel, olives, eggs, and tuna, or roast them with cherry tomatoes lemon juice and basil and eat them as a yummy side.
Apricots can diminish your sweet craving without the extra added calories. You can eat a full cup of apricots and only add 74 calories to your day along with 3 grams of dietary fiber.
Try this: Make yourself a delicious smoothie using one cup of apricots, a half cup of cold water, a half cup of strawberries or raspberries, and half a cup of pineapple.
When you get the urge to snack on something, reach out for crispy radishes. One cup of radishes contains only 19 calories and provides your body with a large amount of vitamins C, B12, and B6.
Try this: Instead of hummus dip try radish dip.
7. Honeydew melon
Honeydew is a summer melon and is considered one of the most diet-friendly foods. One cup of honeydew contains only 6 calories and it truly is a treat!
Try this: Cut honeydew into cubes and snack on them between meals. You can also make a fruit salad adding honeydew, apricots, and pineapple.