Yummy Toddler Food

Favorite Easy  Iron-Rich Recipes 

With easy, kid-approved recipes to increase iron intake by Amy Palanjian

Find easy ways to increase iron-absorption with simple iron-rich foods and easy recipes to make and share with the kids.

When looking to increase iron, check with your doctor, then add a range of foods to help cover  the minimum RDA."

6 Fast Tips For  Iron-Rich Foods

01 Have iron-levels checked.

03 Serve with vitamin-C foods.

04 Reduce milk to increase absorption.

 05 Serve iron foods often.

06 Use fortified foods.

Spinach Pancakes

Made with handfuls of spinach, banana, and healthy whole grain flours, these pancakes are a good source of iron.

Spinach Muffins

Easy blender muffins packed with nutrients, including iron? These are perfect for kids and adults for breakfast or snack.

Iron-Rich Foods List

1. Beef 2. Beans 3. Bean-based pasta 4. Chicken 5.  Eggs 6. Fortified  cereal 7.  Oatmeal 8. Spinach or kale 9. Sweet potatoes 10. Peas 11. Peanut butter 12. Strawberries

Easy Oatmeal Bars

With a dose of carrots and blueberries, these oatmeal bars are nutritious and a great iron source.

Healthy Meatballs

Beef is rich in iron and these meatballs–which have veggies in the mix—are perfect for family dinner.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Bake up chicken nuggets in under 25 minutes for an iron-rich dinner recipe.

Hard-Cooked Eggs

Any kind of eggs is a great source of iron (do include the yolks though). These pair easily with crackers.

Baked Tofu

Vegetarian iron sources can be helpful in the mix, including easy baked tofu.

Chia Seed Oatmeal

Start the day with iron-rich oatmeal and healthy fats from chia seeds. Top with fruit and enjoy.

Recipes by Amy Palanjian

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