Ever wonder how to get iron from places that don’t come from animals? This is for you.
Leafy greens like spinach and kale (pictured here) are rich sources of non-heme iron. Non-heme iron is not absorbed as readily as as the iron found in animal meat, called heme-iron; but, adding citrus– like lemon to your spinach, or in this case tomato sauce, helps to boost absorption.
–Brown rice penne pasta
–Newman’s Own Marinara sauce
–3 stalks of kale
–a dash of pepper, basil, and Parmesan cheese
Risotto made with vegetable broth, shrimp, frozen spinach, onions and garlic… Yum!
Ingredients: (for 2-3)
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 large Vidalia onion
2 garlic cloves
3/4 carton vegetable broth
12-15 peeled,deveined shrimp
3/4 cup frozen spinach
Looking for a breakfast boost? Try adding Greek yogurt to your morning routine. Many companies make it – Chobani (as pictured), Stonyfield, Dannon.
Why is it good? It Has 2x the protein as regular yogurt, and can be found with 0-2% fat and is around 150 calories.
This one featured is Chobani black cherry: 140 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g protein.
Give it a shot!
My favorites: black coffee, green tea, and on occasion hot chocolate! For a healthier/ dairy-free version, heat up a mug of chocolate soy milk
Have you tried these? Baked lentil chips by Mediterranean Snack Foods. 22 baked chips per serving, 120 calories and 3 g fiber and 4 g protein… And they’re delicious!