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20 iron-rich recipes

Published: November 26, 2020 at 8:56 am
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If you want to give your iron levels a boost, we have the perfect recipes. Try our best ever chilli con carne, spinach and lentil soup and lamb ragu

Looking for iron-rich recipes? Want healthy, nutritious meals that will help you to up your intake of iron? Check out our recipes below, then take a look at our healthy high-protein recipes.

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Iron-rich recipes

1. Tuscan slow-cooked shin of beef with chianti

Italian cuisine never goes out of fashion. This recipe for Tuscan slow-cooked shin of beef with chianti is a brilliant example of how to do things simply but perfectly. A great meal to make when you need to feed a crowd, it's also packed with protein and iron, and is low in calories.

Tuscan slow-cooked shin of beef with Chianti

Pea Risotto Recipe with Spinach and Crab

3. Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as iron, protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Jamaican Goat curry


A traditional Korean food, kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage and vegetables) adds flavour and health kudos to this tofu traybake.

Baked Tofu with Kimchi Sauce Recipe

Lamb Harira

7. Persian rice with lamb

Basmati rice is flavoured with lamb shoulder, aubergine, plum tomatoes, sultanas and turmeric for this healthy and satisfying dinner.

Persian rice with lamb

8. Spiced squash, spinach and lentil soup

A wholesome, nutritious soup packed with squash, puy lentils, bulgar wheat and plenty of cumin for kick.

Spiced squash and lentil soup

9. Balsamic lentils with pork fillet

Balsamic offers a tartness to our vibrant pork dish. This well-balanced meal is high in protein but low in calories and salt.

Pork Fillet Recipe with Lentils

10. Creamy lentils with spinach and thyme

Perfectly suited to those who want a light meal with a decent iron offering, this healthy low-calorie vegan lentil dish is also high in protein and low in fat.

Creamy Lentils Recipe With Spinach And Thyme

11. Vegan tofu scramble

Check out this low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, spinach, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette.

Tofu Scrambled Eggs Recipe

12. Best chilli con carne

Our most popular chilli con carne ever. Made Tex-Mex style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes.

Best ever tex-mex chilli con carne

13. Warm black rice, edamame and prawn salad

Check out this easy, warm salad recipe with black rice, crunchy edamame and juicy prawns. This punchy salad is an easy midweek meal for two, plus it's low in calories.

Black Rice Salad Recipe with Prawns and Edamame

14. Red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka

Check out our vegan red lentil dahl soup. This easy recipe is the perfect midweek winter warmer to feed the whole family, plus it's low in calories. Garlic and ginger pastes are available from large supermarkets, and are a great cheat when preparing Asian-style recipes.

Vegan Red Lentil Dahl Recipe with Broccoli Tarka

15. Seared pork loin with harissa chickpeas

A healthy, low-calorie midweek dinner idea, using charred pork loin medallions, harissa, chickpeas and spinach. It's less than 500 calories per serving!

Seared pork loin with harissa chickpeas

16. Caramelised onion and courgette pilaf

A jumble of courgette, tomatoes, basmati rice and gentle spices makes for a perfect pilaf. Learn how to make perfect, fluffy rice right here.

chicken pil

17. Lamb ragu

Swap the same-old spag bol for this velvety lamb sauce, made light and fragrant with fresh oregano. Serve with a blanket of parmesan.

Lamb, tomato and oregano ragu

18. Red lentil curry

Try our vegetarian spiced crispy egg and lentil curry for a low-calorie, high-protein winter meal. Packed with red lentils and spinach, it's got plenty of iron.

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry recipe

Butternut Squash Chilli Recipe with Quinoa
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This warm winter salad is quick and easy, making for a great midweek meal. The steak makes it feel like a real treat, a perfect way to pep-up your week.

Steak and winter greens

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