Hearty and Healthy Meals to Fill You Up

Making a conscious effort to eat slower at mealtimes is a great tactic for eating less: Research has shown that eating at a slower pace results in consumption of fewer calories. Ingredients that are rich in protein, fiber or whole grains make hearty meals that fill you up and won't leave you reaching for seconds.

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Smoky Pork with Quinoa Pilaf

Tina Rupp

Smoky Pork with Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is a versatile South American grain that is loaded with protein and fiber (two ingredients that help you feel full for longer) and is lower in carbohydrates than other similar grains. Served with a tasty and lean pork loin, this is a complete meal that won't leave you running back for refills.

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Pasta with Ham and Peas

KATE MATHIS

Pasta with Ham and Peas

Switching to from regular to whole wheat pasta gives a boost of nutrition to any pasta dish. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect choice for a weeknight dinner.

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Bean Burgers

Jason Donnelly

Bean Burgers

These delicious bean burgers are a super-substantial meal the whole family will love. Beans are loaded with fiber, protein and a wealth of other nutrients that will keep you satisfied for hours.

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Shrimp Bean Couscous

Rita Maas

Shrimp Bean Couscous

With whole-grain couscous, beans, veggies and herbs, this recipe works as a one-dish dinner. Low in fat and high in protein, this dish will fill you up in a healthy and delicious way.

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Tuscan White Bean Stew

Charles Schiller

Tuscan White Bean Stew

This hearty stew comes with nutritious benefits from the white beans (fiber, protein and iron) and the carrots (pro-vitamin A carotenes). You can make a big batch for dinner one night, and easily store the leftovers for lunch the next day.

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