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Get Your Iron Fix with These 5 Dry Fruits Recipes

Do you find it challenging to meet your iron intake? Unsure how to incorporate it into your daily diet?

Well, we all understand that iron is vital for supplying oxygen through our blood. That's why we're sharing five simple iron-rich recipes with you.

 

 1. Beetroot-Dry Fruit Ladoo

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup grated beetroot
  • 1/2 cup of mixed dry fruits (walnuts, almonds, dates)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 cup powdered coconut

Instructions:

  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add the dates mixture.
  • Add sautéed beetroot and powdered nuts.
  • Mix well.
  • Let it cool and roll it into small balls.
  • Garnish with powdered coconut and serve.

 

 

2. Sautéed Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups broccoli florets (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup sliced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Instructions:

  • Steam broccoli for 3-4 min.
  • Sauté bell pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil.
  • Add broccoli, and cook for 3 min.
  • Whisk peanut butter, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Stir this sauce into vegetables, and cook until thickened.
  • And voila! Your Sautéed Broccoli with Peanut Sauce is ready!

 

 3. Chocolate-Covered Dates

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions:

  • Fill dates with peanut butter.
  • Melt dark chocolate in the microwave.
  • Insert dates in skewers and dip them in chocolate.
  • Place it on a wax paper-lined sheet, and remove the skewer.
  • Refrigerate until chocolate sets, and then savour the irresistible taste!

 

 4. Pistachio and Date Crostini

 

Ingredients:

  • 18 slices of brown bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 10 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place bread slices on the baking sheet.
  • Brush bread tops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12-15

minutes. Cool on sheet.

  • In a food processor, blend cream cheese, honey, lemon zest, and salt.
  • Spread this mixture over bread slices.
  • Top with chopped dates and pistachios.
  • Drizzle honey and sprinkle some lemon zest.
  • Serve these delicious appetizers at your next gathering!

 

 5. Crunchy Pomegranate Parfait

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • ⅓ cup homemade granola
  • 2-3 tbsp pomegranate
  • 2-3 tbsp cashews, pumpkin seeds, and raisins
  • Dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Layer yoghurt, granola and pomegranate in a bowl/jar.
  • Repeat the layers.
  • Top with more pomegranates, cashews, and raisins. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds.
  • Enjoy this treat as a refreshing breakfast or a delightful dessert.