Getting enough iron in your diet can be a challenge, particularly if you consume less meat.
However, these high-iron snacks are perfect for a tasty iron boost. This article contains 12 high-iron snacks you simply just have to make yourself.
Afghan Spinach Bolani
Get your greens in and satisfy those crunch cravings at the same time.
This middle eastern recipe makes a simple but delicious crispy salty snack that also packs a powerhouse of nutrition.
Fresh spinach is loaded with iron as well as fiber for better digestion and vitamin A to promote eye health.
Pack it into an easy homemade dough before shallow-frying until golden and crunchy. Serve with fresh cool yogurt for a healthy dip and enjoy!
Mango Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
Use your food processor to whizz up this smoothie for a summer snack.
Blend up frozen mango and pineapple with greens, peanut butter, plant-based milk, and protein powder for a balanced beverage.
The green goodness in this smoothie comes from fresh spinach leaves, a great and affordable plant-based source of folate, calcium, and iron.
This is a really refreshing way to nourish yourself on a warm day and takes less than five minutes to throw together.
5-Ingredient Raw Chocolate Orange Truffles
The delicious flavor of chocolate in a healthy, raw, and vegan-friendly treat.
With just a handful of nutritious ingredients and a few spare minutes, you can create these bountiful bombs of goodness. Sticky sweet tastes of oranges, raisins, and dates blend with creamy cashews and rich cocoa powder.
This recipe’s raw cashews will help add to your plant protein, unsaturated fat, and healthy fiber intake for the day, as well as being a handy source of iron.
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
A simple four-ingredient recipe to make a batch of snacks for the whole week. Sweet and salty at the same time, with a satisfying crunch in every handful.
Not only are they high in iron, but pumpkin seeds also provide a source of healthy fats and manganese for maintaining good brain health. Toss the seeds in a blend of oil, honey, and salt before roasting to bronzed crispness.
Enjoy on their own or as a nutritious salad topping.
Blueberry Bacon Avocado Salad
Sweet, sharp, crunchy, and creamy in every single bite. Four unexpected ingredients become best friends in this beautifully balanced salad recipe.
Indulge in crisp salty bacon while you pack in your plant-based nutrients at the same time. The thin strips of bacon partner perfectly with fresh blueberries, and vibrant avocado.
Toss them, and a sweet honey mustard dressing, through a bed of leafy spinach to up your consumption of iron plus vitamins C and K.
Cajun Kale Chips
If you’re not the salad type, these kale chips will help you enjoy eating your greens.
Kale is a particularly special source of nutrition, providing heavy doses of iron, and vitamins A, C, and K even in small portions. Massage the dark leaves with heart-healthy olive oil, sea salt, garlic, and spicy Cajun seasoning to ensure a deep and even flavor.
Bake them in a hot oven until crisp and lightly browned to discover your new favorite snack.
Spinach Banana Muffins
Make the green things taste better. Cozy flavors of ripe banana, maple syrup, and warm cinnamon make these muffins a delicious treat.
Wholesome wholewheat flour and fresh spinach make them even more filling and nutritious to eat. With vitamins and iron from the greens, these vibrant muffins also boast healthy fiber and potassium from the sweet fruit.
They are perfect for a sugar-reduced diet, or for those who just prefer less of the sweet stuff.
Hate food waste? This recipe for pumpkin chips cleverly uses parts of a vegetable we’d normally throw away!
The flesh and skin of these autumn squashes contain generous amounts of vitamins A and C, as well as a source of plant-based iron.
Instead of tossing the remnants from pumpkin carving or pumpkin soup, lightly dress them in olive oil, salt, and spices and roast.
In minutes you’ll have nutritious, sweet-salty, deep orange chips.
Coconut Cream Mock Larabars
Healthy homemade snack bars have never been so delicious, or so easy. Sticky sweet dates bring together cashews, almonds, and shredded coconut in this nourishing recipe.
Packing in plant-based protein and fiber from the nuts, these bars also provide iron, copper, and manganese thanks to the coconut.
You won’t even need to turn on the oven for these bars. Simply blitz, press into a pan, refrigerate and slice up your healthy treats.
Cherry Almond Red Lentil Granola Bars
Do you need a snack bar that’s nourishing and satisfying?
These granola bars are brimming with nutritious ingredients to fill you up, and flavor to keep you coming back for more. You’ll find they also pack a punch of protein thanks to almonds and red lentils, which provide a great source of iron and B vitamins.
With crunchy nuts, chewy cherries, and gooey almond butter, these bars are a snack that delivers taste and texture in every bite.
Raw Caramel Stuffed Dark Chocolate Figs
The sweetness of gooey caramel-filled chocolates but with added goodness.
This recipe stuffs sweet and nutrient-dense dried figs with a blend of dates and tahini before dipping them in rich dark chocolate.
Tahini not only helps turn sticky dates into a deeper-flavored buttery caramel sauce, but it’s also a powerhouse of B vitamins, phosphorus, and manganese.
In just a few minutes you can have a generous batch of these sweet treats prepped for the whole week’s snacking!
Turmeric Hummus Casserole
Make casserole more exciting again with the bold flavors and contrasting textures of this clever recipe.
This layered baked dish full of roasted vegetables, smooth turmeric hummus, and soft pita bread is a balanced and satisfying dinner to feed a crowd.
The creamy dip perfectly cools and complements the warming paprika-spiced cauliflower and zucchini.
Not only that, but the goodness of fresh spinach and blended chickpeas in this recipe adds healthy folate and iron to every mouthful.