Iron is an essential mineral for the human body and these iron-rich vegan meals are a great way to get in your iron! Our bodies need it in order to make two very important proteins: hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen from our lungs to our tissues, and myoglobin, which helps supply our muscles with life-giving oxygen. You can eat foods that have iron in them to help make sure you’re getting enough in a day. Foods that are high in iron include white beans, dark chocolate, sweet potato, and so many others! These foods are easy to incorporate into your diet and are also delicious!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!

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Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!

This week, we’re bringing you iron-rich vegan meals for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert  that are fully vegan and plant-based!

Breakfast

Vegan Dark Chocolate Orange Muffins

Source: Dark Chocolate Orange Muffins

Looking for iron-rich vegan meals? These breakfasts will definitely help you reach your iron goals for the day! From a yummy strawberry parfait to these dark chocolate muffins, these foods will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

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Lunch

Vegan Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Source: Tempeh Sloppy Joes

These lunches are delicious and definitely are iron-rich vegan meals! From wonderfully easy spinach crepes filled with creamy mushrooms to delicious Indian red beans, you’re lunch will leave you feeling awesome!

Dinner

Vegan Loaded Lentil Burritos

Source: Loaded Lentil Burritos

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Dinner is a great way to finish out your day of eating and these iron-rich vegan meals hit the spot! You can make a creamy alfredo using pumpkin seeds, or even enjoy a delicious edamame chickpea burger!

 

Dessert

Vegan Pink Strawberry Cake

Source: Pink Strawberry Cake

Yup, even sweet treats can pack in some iron. These desserts are definitely ones you don’t want to miss out on. There’s a great strawberry cake to make or even enjoy a fruity almond and prune finger cake!

Snacks

Vegan Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Source: Tomato Basil Bruschetta

You can even get iron from your snacks. These iron-rich vegan snacks are a great way to keep yourself healthy and snack on something delicious! You can whip up some tomato basil almonds or even make a smooth white bean dip!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based or even giving one of these vitamin-rich citrus meals a try, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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