10 Healthy Calcium Packed Recipes

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

Calories: 208

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

Calories: 346

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

Calories: 330

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

Calories: 180

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