Many people in the northern hemisphere experience a drop in their vitamin D levels during winter, partly due to less time spent in the sun, which is the primary way our bodies can get vitamin D. Don’t fret! You can get vitamin D from some foods that you eat. Common sources include mushrooms, salmon, tuna, sardines, eggs, and fortified foods such as milk, yogurt, breakfast cereals, and orange juice. You can also consume vitamin D in supplement form. Make sure to work with your doctor before starting any new medication.
Check out the recipes below to ensure you get a daily vitamin D dose!
Slow Roasted Ginger Salmon – less than ten ingredients and easy to prepare, this entrée can be served alongside rice, your favorite vegetables, or on top of a salad.
Baked Eggs with Mushroom and Spinach – a simple weekday breakfast that can be prepped ahead of time and cooked while you are getting ready in the morning. Flavorful, filling, and jam-packed with nutrients!
Udon Soup with Chicken, Spinach, and Mushrooms – give grandma’s classic chicken soup a break, and try this flavorful option for a weeknight dinner!
Mushroom and Rice Hash with Poached Eggs – a perfect dish for any time of day! Swap in your favorite type of egg if you don’t care for poached. This is a filling and warming dish that everyone will love!
Consuming vitamin D in conjunction with some daily sunshine will help you keep your levels within their normal range. However, if you feel that you are having trouble maintaining normal levels of vitamin D, speak with your primary care physician.
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