Boost Your Family's Iron Intake

There are plenty of healthy and delicious ways to boost the iron content in your diet, including consumption of leafy dark green vegetables, beef and certain seafoods. All of our recommended recipes contain ingredients that are rich in iron and taste great.

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Alexandra Grablewski

Spicy Beef Stew

Lean red meat remains one of the healthiest and most convenient ways to get more iron. This stew is slow-cooked to tender perfection. If your family is sensitive to spice, cut back on the chipotles in adobo sauce.

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Kana Okada

Spinach Nicoise

For a quick lunch or light dinner, try this tasty and satisfying salad. Spinach and eggs are rich in iron; the addition of tuna, green beans, tomatoes and new potatoes make for a healthy, substantial meal.

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Kate Mathis

Pasta with Broccoli and Clams

Clams are exceptionally rich in iron, and broccoli boasts a strong iron content as well. Serve them together over angel hair pasta and you've got a fantastic, flavorful meal that has lots of iron.

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Frances Janisch

Six Layer Mexican Dip

Healthy appetizers and snacks are a smart way to pick up nutrition that your meals may be lacking. Our tasty Mexican dip is made with two types of iron- and protein-rich beans.

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Yunhee Kim

Spinach and Chicken Pie

This is a terrific recipe if you have trouble getting your kids to eat spinach, which, along with other leafy dark greens like kale and collards, is rich in vitamin D. The nutmeg and salty feta cheese balance the earthy flavor of the spinach.

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