The Auto Feeder Helmet Mod (1.17.2, 1.18.2) makes it easy to stay saturated. You can upgrade all your helmets to make them more efficient and provide food while you are doing nothing. This can be done with a simple item called the “Helmet Feeding Modul”, which is easily crafted in the early games.
This trait allows helmets to automatically consume all food items in their inventory when they are hungry. You will never need to eat again. Just make sure you always have food.