If you’re craving something savory

Cup of lentil barley stew with brown lentils, barley, onions, carrots garnished with  parsley

Cup of lentil barley stew with brown lentils, barley, onions, carrots garnished with parsley

A bowl of lentil soup can be a winner if you’re craving a hot, savory dish. “Lentils are a good source of fiber and protein and this winning combination may help stabilize your blood sugars, keeping your appetite in check until your next meal,” says Gans. Another quick and easy sub? Sweet potatoes. Not only are they an excellent source of fiber, which means they take longer to digest, but they get your vision in check by providing over 400% of your daily vitamin A requirement in one medium-sized tater. If you’re stretched for time or don’t have access to an oven, simply pierce an uncooked sweet potato several times on each side and pop in the microwave for approximately 5 to 8 minutes, rotating halfway through.