pumpkin seeds (sometimes they're more popular if you roast them for about 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees and sprinkle with salt)
molasses (I mix a tablespoon in with soy or almond milk and call it Molly Milk)
cashew butter on tortillas
If you serve an iron-rich snack paired with something having vitamin C, like oranges or strawberries or just fortified juice, then the iron will be absorbed better.
I think dried apricots have lots of iron, maybe make some flapjacks with them in.
Amanda , UK Mum, married to airline pilot Dave . Mum to Emily (20), Jasmine (11) and Theo (7):
Me, too. I throw in a spoon of molasses and sometimes raisins to increase the iron.
But I know most people don't particularly like it... heheh.
. . . oatmeal gets too pasty for me. Though, I've always loved baby cereal, ya know the flaky iron-fortified oatmeal stuff that you mix with (breast) milk and feed to babies, that I've read recently is not really that good for them... yeah that stuff. Hold the bm, I'll just add soy.
I think the baby cereal probably isn't that good for babies, not so bad for adults. Dd didn't like it so I ended up eating some too. I usually add wheat germ for extra fiber (and it adds iron too, btw).
Thanks for all the suggestions! I bought some cashew butter for sandwiches and have been making smoothies with molasses. So far those are big hits. The problem with making gingerbread is that I'll eat too many of them!
Here's a strategy for beans.
Amanda Rose, author, Rebuild From Depression: A Nutrient Guide. Don't miss this opportunity to build a business telling friends about probiotic foods and grass fed meats: Beyond Organic Review.
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