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.
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.
Make our vibrant pea risotto as a low-calorie dinner for the family. Packed with plump rice and coloured vibrant green by lots of fresh spinach, it has a decent helping on iron in there, too.
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.
This Jamaican curry is a great introduction to eating goat – and it just so happens to be healthy and iron-rich, too. If you can’t get Jamaican curry powder, use a mild Madras powder and add a pinch of ground allspice.
A traditional Korean food, kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage and vegetables) adds flavour and health kudos to this tofu traybake.
Harira is a traditional lamb soup from the Maghreb region of North Africa. It’s more often than not a meal served to break the Ramadan fast. This version features lamb, puy lentils and rice, making it really iron-rich.
Basmati rice is flavoured with lamb shoulder, aubergine, plum tomatoes, sultanas and turmeric for this healthy and satisfying dinner.
A wholesome, nutritious soup packed with squash, puy lentils, bulgar wheat and plenty of cumin for kick.
Balsamic offers a tartness to our vibrant pork dish. This well-balanced meal is high in protein but low in calories and salt.
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.
Check out this low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, spinach, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette.
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.
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.
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.
A healthy, low-calorie midweek dinner idea, using charred pork loin medallions, harissa, chickpeas and spinach. It’s less than 500 calories per serving!
A jumble of courgette, tomatoes, basmati rice and gentle spices makes for a perfect pilaf. Learn how to make perfect, fluffy rice right here.
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.
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.