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 vegan recipes.
Good vegan iron sources include legumes such as tofu, lentils, tempeh, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and certain fruits and vegetables, including green leafy vegetables, tomato purée, prunes and olives.
20 vegan iron-rich recipes
1. Tofu piccata
Swap chicken for sautéed tofu in this clever vegan twist on a classic, served with a white wine sauce and long-stemmed broccoli.
Try our salad recipe with crispy golden tofu and crunchy vegetables. This easy dish is vegan, high in protein and low in calories.
3. Mapo tofu
The people of Sichuan love chilli and the lip tingle of sichuan peppercorns – exactly what this dish celebrates. Add plenty of chiu chow chilli oil to really make it sing.
This recipe for roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon makes for a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s vegan and ready in less than an hour, but still delivers big, punchy flavours.
5. Kidney beans
Chilli is a great dish for packing kidney beans into your diet. This veggie butternut squash and quinoa version makes a quick and satisfying meal in one.
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a healthy midweek meal. Serve with naans for a hearty dinner.
Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragù, this gluten-free, low-calorie main is perfect for the start of the cooler months.
This vegan recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy – perfect for a midweek supper.
10. Hummus, kale and coriander noodles
12. Saag aloo
13. Warm hummus with pine nuts, raisins and olives
Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegan salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix.
Check out our take on traditional Eastern Mediterranean baba ganoush. Comprised of grilled aubergines and tahini, this dip is seriously creamy. What’s more, it’s vegan, too.
Buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad. They’re balanced in grains, protein, veggies and carbs, so choose what you fancy and get filling. Think of this as a savoury smoothie bowl: it’s all about the toppings.
18. Protein balls
Packed with nuts, fruit and oats, this hearty bowl is perfect for a post-workout breakfast