Bowl of steak strips with vegetable stew and spinach in a pot

Iron-rich recipes

Looking to boost your iron levels? Check out our nutrient-packed recipes, ranging from steak stews and chicken livers to tofu dishes, lentil salads, mussels and oysters.

26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy fillet steak with sauce for a healthy dinner that also boasts sweet potato fries, spinach and cherry tomatoes. You'll be getting all of your 5-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy all five of your 5-a-day in this healthy Sunday roast. It's a good source of energising vitamin C and iron, needed for healthy nails and hair

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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36 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tasty tofu is a vegetarian's best friend and this cannelloni dish, packed with protein and iron, is sure to be a freezable favourite

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a light and healthy dinner then these kebabs are just the ticket - rich in folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C, plus 3 of your 5-a-day

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
649 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
17 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Providing an impressive five of your 5-a-day in each portion, this filling vegan stew is low calorie and low fat, and also provides fibre, vitamin C, iron and calcium

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Team the bold flavours of mussels and chorizo with mellow cannellini beans and cavolo nero for a tasty, light meal. Ideal for a romantic evening

25 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Cook our healthy lamb curry with butternut squash for a tasty, filling dinner. It's low-calorie, rich in iron and provides three of your 5-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
301 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cook beef stew in a slow cooker for really tender meat. Add button mushrooms or smoked paprika for extra flavour – it will be an instant family favourite

4 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's seafood dish with a kick makes a spicy addition to a Chinese-style banquet

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get four of your 5-a-day in one meal from this steak, beetroot and lentil salad. As well as being super-nutritious, it only takes 20 minutes to make

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pack in the nutrients with this veggie supper made from spinach, eggs and chickpeas. It's healthy, low in calories, full of flavour and delivers four of your five-a-day

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve our lamb burgers with a vibrant beetroot slaw for an easy midweek family dinner that delivers two of your 5-a-day. They'll be on the table in just 30 minutes

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
255 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This classic British recipe by Elaine Paige uses suet pastry, lean stewing steak and a rich, thick stout gravy. Serve with creamy mash and fresh greens

4 hrs and 40 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

James Martin's luxuriously rich dinner party starter can be made up to two days in advance for fuss-free entertaining - serve with toasted brioche, cornichons and chutney.

25 mins
More effort
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This spicy seafood recipe makes a fantastic meal for two but can be easily increased for a stylish dinner party starter

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Benefit from the slow-release energy of lentils and wholegrains combined with the rich flavour of smoked tofu, paprika and sweet peppers

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this warming lamb soup, which provides all five of your 5-a-day. It's comforting and filling, so you’d never guess it’s low in calories, too

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A classic British dish that makes the most of hearty, often-overlooked offal. Top your creamy mash with slices of melt-in-the-mouth liver and herb butter

2 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
27 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Master the art of cooking tofu and whip up this vegetarian curry with coconut milk and lemongrass. Serve with nutty brown or wild rice

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Pack your patties with extra vegetables - carrot and roasted pepper - to boost flavour and up your veggie intake 

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A hearty, warm salad that's good value and won't leave your tummy rumbling

20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These protein pots feature steak with a tasty Japanese twist served with wholegrain rice and a zing of sushi ginger. Rustle them up in less than 20 minutes

19 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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