Starters are a great way to stave off hunger pangs whilst your main meal is in the oven.  
Additionally, if you struggle to keep on top of certain requirements such as protein intake, then you can easily top up a food group by adding a starter to your menu.
Built into your menu plan, the calories will already have been taken into account so there's not one gram of guilt to be had here.
Here's our Salmon Ceviche served on a Beetroot and Hazelnut timbale: 305 calories and an impressive 18g of protein