(Cosmopolitan) Fill up on nutrient-packed snacks before you go to a holiday party and you’ll be too full to stuff yourself silly with candied bacon and copious amounts of cheese. Unless you want to.
This chickpea spread is packed with protein and fiber.
- Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
Protein takes a long time to leave the stomach, and this dairy wonder contains double the amount found in regular yogurt.
- Vegetable Soup
Just a cup of it keeps you full for two reasons: Veggies are loaded with fiber, which makes you feel satiated for longer. The water-based broth takes up a lot of room in your stomach, leaving less space for snacks.
- Dark Chocolate
Research suggests that having just a few squares helps curb cravings for both sweet and salty foods.
They contain protein, fiber, and good fat, all of which slow down digestion — meaning it takes more time for you to feel hungry again.
It may seem like a big bunch of air, but these kernels are actually tiny little fiber machines that keep you really full.