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healthy food that fills you up and helps you lose weight?

I want to put together a list of foods that fill you up, make you feel full- but are also mostly plant based. Organic meat ideas are fine, but I am curious what foods or food combos people use.

For example, my staples are beans and avocado, apple and cashew butter, whole foods tomato sauce, bags of European lettuce and Lara bars. This stuff works for me, and energizes me.

Mon. Nov 10, 4:04pm

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brown rice
cous cous
romaine hearts
squash- any form
sweet potatoes
greek yogurt
black beans- any beans
nuts in smal quantities
veggie burgers
flat wraps
fresh spinach


Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:39 PM

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Egg whites with vegetables
Peanut Butter
Dark green vegetables
Cream of Wheat
Whole wheat/grain products

Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:42 PM

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I have a hard time staying full on veggies and fruits. I'm usually hungry again in like an hour. What's a good long lasting snack?

Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:48 PM

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ohh peanut butter how could I forget that one

I buy one at walmart called naturally more flax seed and flax oil.



Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:50 PM

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4:48 - maybe try adding some protein with those fruit and vegetable snacks - cheese, peanut butter, cottage cheese, hummus, yogurt, etc. The protein keeps you sated longer.

One of my favorite go to snacks - hard boiled egg.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:54 PM

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kashi granola bars

Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:59 PM

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My favorite meal is summer squash w/ peppers and onions, turkey meatballs and no-sugar added tomato sauce. It takes 10 min to make, is delicious, hearty, and filling.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 5:14 PM

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I think Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for a soup like this if you want specific amounts...

I make a blended soup out of sweet potatoes and butternut squash. It is creamy and delicious and very very filling.

Actually, pans of roasted veggies are also very filling and delicious. Just toss together any veggies you like with a little oil, and bake them until they're tender. You can season them about a milion different ways too. I never get tired of it.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 5:19 PM

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Any foods that are high in fiber will help you feel full faster.

Fruits & veggies are my personal favorite, because they will provide you with beneficial vitamins and other nutrients, plus give you the essential dietary fiber that your body needs.

If you eat any breads or pasta's, make sure it's whole wheat.


Monday, November 10, 2008, 5:47 PM

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Whole wheat pasta/rice
Sweet potatoes
All bran/fiber one cereals
also try to eat a little bit of lean protiens each meal..
eggs, chicken, fish...

Keep this in mind if your scared of all the carbs that come with all the fiber... for every gram of fiber you minus 1 carb because you dont digest fiber it goes through you... therefore a cereal that has 11 g of fiber and 32 g of carbs.. Your actually only eating 21g carb ;)

Monday, November 10, 2008, 5:52 PM

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