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.
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.
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.
Nuts are a well-known source of protein. You can add nuts to your smoothies, your salads or eat them as an afternoon snack.
Swiss Chard is loaded with nutrients, including omega-3, vitamins A, C, K and B folates.
Tofu is a great source of iron. Plus you will find plenty recipes using tofu, for example, stir-fry, with pasta or in salads.