Spinach & Artichoke Casserole with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
This high-protein chicken casserole clocks in right around 400 calories to help you end your day feeling satisfied—not starved or overly full.
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This high-protein Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Casserole with Chicken & Cauliflower Rice clocks in right around 400 calories to help you end your day feeling satisfied—not starved or overly full. Leptin is the hormone that signals fullness and tells your body to stop eating, and protein, be it chicken or beans, helps increase leptin sensitivity, or how effective your body is at picking up on those fullness cues.
The cauliflower rice, spinach and artichoke hearts provide fiber and help to keep this dinner on the lighter side, while still filling. This combination of protein and veggies is especially helpful when it comes to losing weight or simply maintaining a healthy weight. You won't feel deprived with a dinner like this! Plus, a little cheese goes a long way to help make this a comforting, cozy meal.