10 Healthy Calcium Packed RecipesPosted: November 29, 2012
First Posted on Health.com
Meals for your bones
Calcium is essential in building strong teeth and bones, and it may even keep you thin. Get your daily dose with these 10 figure-friendly meals that pack plenty of calcium.
Wilted Escarole Salad With Figs, Bacon, and Blue Cheese
With more than 20% of your daily dose of calcium, this Mediterranean salad has plenty of this important mineral.
Ingredients: Bacon, escarole, extra-virgin olive oil, shallots, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, dried figs, sugar, blue cheese
Three Cheese and Sage Ravioli
Cheese is a rich source of calcium, so it’s no surprise this pasta contains nearly 40% of your recommended intake. But by using part-skim ricotta cheese, this recipe keeps the fat in check.
Ingredients: Olive oil, shallots, red Swiss chard, part-skim ricotta, goat cheese, Parmesan, sage, wonton wrappers, pesto
Linguine Frittata With Greens
This dish packs in calcium through milk and cheese, but also includes a calcium-rich veggie. One cup of collard greens contains more than 25% of your daily calcium intake, giving this dish 421 milligrams of calcium (more than 40% of your daily needs).
Ingredients: Cooking spray, butter, leeks, eggs, low-fat milk, Parmesan cheese, oregano, linguine, collard greens, shredded part-skim mozzarella
Greek Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt is an easy and delicious way to sneak calcium into a variety of foods. And thicker yogurts, like Greek yogurt, provide lots of protein as well.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, honey, clementine, pistachios