A Complete, Iron-Rich Meal
This dinner of iron rich foods has it all: a dark green vegetable, enriched pasta, and a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon.
Chili con Carne
With a lion’s share of meat and beans, chili con carne packs a mega dose of iron.
This colorful dark leafy green is high in iron, calcium, and vitamins C and K. Chard is great in stir-fries, and baby chard makes a great addition to salads.
A Great Iron-Rich Dinner
This meal, complete with pork tenderloin, broccolini, and Brussels sprouts, sure packs an iron punch!
Clams, Muscles, & Other Mollusks
Mollusks, such as clams and muscles, are naturally high in iron and low in fat (just watch the butter sauce!). They can be tossed into a wide variety of dishes, such as this Latin American cioppino dish.
These pork chops are full of iron in addition to magnesium, potassium, niacin, and more. When paired with a dark, leafy vegetable, a pork dinner supplies a good deal of nutrients to help build red blood cells.
Dried prunes have a bad rap for being “old people food,” but these sweet treats pack a wallop in iron and fiber. Try them anywhere you’d put raisins, or on their own!
These pearl-bearing shelled creatures are known for being high in iron, taurine, protein, omega-3s, and a whole slew of vitamins. Enjoy them barbecued, steamed, or for the adventurous, raw!
A mild-tasting dark green, spinach is rich in iron, folate, magnesium, and vitamin C, among tons of others. It’s great in a salad with vinaigrette, or sautéed into stir-fries. Spinach will give your omelet a colorful kick, too.
Beans of all sorts are a great source of iron and will make a colorful addition to any dish. These iron rich foods are not to be missed!