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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.

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  • Steak with goulash on plate with sweet potato chips and spinach in bowl

    Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.27 ratings

    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

  • Roast lamb with vegetables

    Rosemary balsamic lamb with vegetable mash

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    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

  • Tofu & spinach cannelloni

    Tofu & spinach cannelloni

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

    Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.17 ratings

    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

  • Dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.694 ratings

    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.

  • A bowl of lentil and vegetarian stew

    Hearty lentil one pot

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Mussels with chorizo, beans & cavolo nero served in a bowl

    Mussels with chorizo, beans & cavolo nero

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Lamb curry with cucumber raita on plate with spoon

    Lamb & squash biryani with cucumber raita

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Beef stew with vegetables on mashed potato on plate with fork

    Slow-cooker beef stew

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.326 ratings

    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

  • Steak, beetroot, horseradish & warm lentil salad served on a plate

    Steak, beetroot, horseradish & warm lentil salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Curried spinach, eggs & chickpeas served on a plate

    Curried spinach, eggs & chickpeas

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    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

  • Two lamb & quinoa burgers with beetroot tzatziki

    Lamb & quinoa burgers with beetroot tzatziki

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • Lentil ragu

    Lentil ragu

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.258 ratings

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

  • Steak & kidney pudding 2016

    Steak & kidney pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Chicken liver pâté

    Chicken liver pâté

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    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.

  • Mussels with tomatoes & chilli

    Mussels with tomatoes & chilli

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Puy lentils with smoked tofu

    Puy lentils with smoked tofu

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Lamb & chickpea soup served in a bowl

    Lamb & chickpea soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Liver & mash

    Liver & mash

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 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

  • Tofu, butternut & mango curry

    Tofu, butternut & mango curry

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.27 ratings

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

  • Beef & red pepper burgers

    Beef & red pepper burgers

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Chicken liver & chorizo salad

    Chicken liver & chorizo salad

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • A glass bowl serving steak, broccoli & rice

    Steak & broccoli protein pots

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

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