IRON for Life! - Page 6

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Steps to makin

START WITH
Dried or canned beans , such as kidney beans
ADD
Canned tomatoes

2.5x the amount of iron absorbed

Meal ideas for iron-rich eating
Breakfast :
• hot oatmeal sprinkled with dried apricots and raisins
• whole-grain toast , scrambled eggs and a glass of orange or grapefruit juice
• iron-fortified cereal or granola topped with fresh strawberries
• greek yogurt with cantaloupe , seeds and nuts
Lunch :
• leftover roast beef rolled into a whole wheat wrap
• raisins and sliced almonds tucked into a tuna salad sandwich
• rye bread topped with avocado and baked beans
• warm bowl of hearty turkey and white bean chili
• spinach salad with hard boiled eggs and red peppers
Dinner :
• spaghetti and meat sauce with a side Caesar salad
• grilled tofu and veggie kabobs with pineapple salsa
• stir-fried chicken or beef strips with broccoli , served on brown rice or quinoa
• pork tenderloin with roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato
• linguine with shrimp and tomatoes
If you have any questions or concerns about iron ,