Where Do Vegans Get Their Iron?
So we all (hopefully) now know that protein is plentiful in a well-balanced, vegan diet. But I know some of you are probably wondering where we get our iron from … Well, I’m here to tell you that iron is in lots of tasty, healthy fruits and veggies.
For instance, great sources of iron include dried beans, dried fruits, dark leafy greens (like spinach—go crazy like Popeye), whole grains, nuts, seeds, soy products, and fortified cereals. FYI, Vitamin C-rich foods help you absorb iron, so it’s a good idea to chow down on yummy veggies that are high in both iron and vitamin C (like broccoli and bok choy).
Hmmm, now that we know some irony foods, let’s get to eatin’! Here are some simple, nom-nommy dishes that are packed with iron:
- lentil soup
- spinach salad with tomatoes, chickpeas and tahini dressing
- quinoa stir fry with veggies and tofu
- vegan hot dogs
- Raisins (for a snacky snack)
What are some of your favorite iron-rich meals?