Plant-Based? Meet the 5 Most Filling Vegetables.

Parsley Health
June 28, 2017

The great thing about eating tons of vegetables is that you really can eat tons of vegetables.

Okay, okay, we're exaggerating a little. But servings of veggies are always going to be larger than servings for other food groups, like meat, dairy , and grains.

Read on to find out how to get in all your greens while making sure you're satisfied.

Just don't forget your protein.

While vegetables should make up the bulk of your diet, you’re never going to feel satisfied if you’re not also getting protein at every meal. Shift your habits towards filling most of your plate with greens, but don’t neglect high-quality protein —like grass-fed steak, wild salmon, or beans and grains—and good fats .

All that being said, veggies that contain lots of fiber (the forgotten superfood ) and water do tend to fill you up more than others.

The 5 Most Filling Vegetables

1. Artichokes

Artichokes are rich in water and packed with 7-10 grams of fiber. They're also an excellent source of vitamin K and folate, which support red blood cell formation.

2. Broccoli

This veggie is 90 percent water, so you can expect to feel satisfied and hydrated after eating. This anti-inflammatory food is also a great source of vitamins C and K .

3. Peas

With 8 grams of protein per cup, peas provide a surprising amount of protein compared to other produce, which is why you’ve likely seen vegan-friendly protein powders made with extracted pea protein.

4. Carrots

Carrots are rich in fiber and, just as importantly, sweet, crunchy, and endlessly versatile. Snack on them raw with hummus or Greek yogurt, or toss them in a noodle bowl .

5. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are starchy and fiber-rich, as long as you keep the skin on. Filled with antioxidants, this delicious power-carb belongs on your plate.

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