When you think of vitamin C, you think of oranges. While they are high in vitamin C, they aren’t the highest. And they certainly aren’t alone in offering you more than your daily value of vitamin C in one serving.
Today is National Vitamin C Day. In honor of that, we are sharing four delicious, savory dishes that are rich in vitamin C but don’t feature oranges — it’s good to branch out.
A serving of broccoli has 108 percent of your daily vitamin C. This side dish is a star as far as we’re concerned! It has a tangy dressing and is filled to the brim with interesting stuff! You get some protein with shelled pumpkin seeds, cheese, and bacon, while the broccoli gives you some fiber. If you bring it to a potluck, it will surely be one of the first dishes to get emptied. A serving has 266 calories, four grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 25 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Red bell peppers contain 213 percent of your daily vitamin C. Yellow bell peppers contain 306 percent. This soup uses both types of peppers to make a tasty — and vegan — meal. While the soup has a few steps, it also yields a huge amount, and you can freeze the leftovers. As it’s pureed it feels creamy in your mouth, despite being dairy-free. A serving has 78 calories, 10 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and four grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Kale has 200 percent of your daily vitamin C. What we love about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make and there are no specialty ingredients. It calls for coconut oil, but any cooking oil will do! You shouldn’t buy a special oil for one dish. This recipe comes together so quickly and makes a satisfying while being quick and easy! A serving has 265 calories, 10 grams of carbs and 12 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
A serving of sugar snap peas has 107 percent of your daily vitamin C. This stir-fry uses a very small amount of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. That way, you get a sauce that clings to your food but fewer carbs than you would with a traditional stir-fry. Despite their name, sugar snap peas are low in carbs. This recipe calls for peanut oil. But, as with the previous recipe: any oil will do! Gathering and preparing your ingredients takes longer than cooking this dish. It results in a delicious Asian dinner. Get the recipe.
These recipes will help you reach your daily vitamin C intake when you aren’t feeling like an orange. Orange you glad you read this blog?