5 Foods That Are High In Iron


Whether you are a vegetarian or you are just looking for vegetables to add to your plate on days where you don’t eat meat, a common concern is making sure you still consume plenty of iron. Although meat is often associated with a great source of iron, there are plenty of non-meat options available that contain the same amount of iron, or more, than meat. Below you will find 5 foods that will boost your iron intake.

  1. Spinach

All dark leafy greens, especially spinach provide a good amount of iron. You can blend spinach into your morning smoothie or enjoy a spinach salad for lunch.

  1. Lentils

Lentils are great because they contain fiber, potassium, and protein. Add lentils to your salad or try them in a soup. Tip: Make them in bulk and freeze them.

  1. Cashews

Nuts are a well-known source of protein. You can add nuts to your smoothies, your salads or eat them as an afternoon snack.

  1. Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is loaded with nutrients, including omega-3, vitamins A, C, K and B folates.

  1. Tofu

Tofu is a great source of iron. Plus you will find plenty recipes using tofu, for example, stir-fry, with pasta or in salads.