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3 Ways to Get Vitamin D When the Sun is Hiding

Recipes Loaded With Vitamin D

1. Emeril’s Poached Salmon with Herbed Tomato-Caper Vinaigrette

A 3 oz serving of salmon has 102 percent of your daily allowance of Vitamin D. It’s one of the best sources that you can find. If you’re looking for a truly healthy recipe, try Emeril’s Poached Salmon with Herbed Tomato-Caper Vinaigrette. Emeril adds intense flavors to the salmon by poaching it in shrimp stock. The high quality salmon is topped with a flavorful vinaigrette to make it truly mouth watering. Poaching is an extremely healthy way to prepare the nutrient-dense fish.

2. The Uplifting Soy Milk Smoothie

Soy milk is often fortified with Vitamin D and a 1 cup serving, has about 35 percent of your daily allowance. Additionally, the bananas in this recipe are known to help the body manufacture serotonin, a naturally occurring relaxant giving you that uplifting feeling. I also used a fair trade cocoa powder and local raw honey for this.Stress Reducing Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
2 organic bananas
1 tbsp organic creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp local raw honey (for a vegan version, try substituting Agave Nectar)
6 oz organic vanilla soy milk
4 cubes ice

Blend until smooth and combined. Enjoy.

3. Kelly Rossiter’s Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs

While eggs are much cheaper and great for vegetarians, you’ll need to eat more eggs to get enough of the nutrient. Two eggs has about 11 percent of your daily allowance. Combine that with 1/4 cup soy milk and you’ll up it to about 20 percent. The yoke is home to an egg’s Vitamin D, so eating just egg whites will do you no good. Kelly said that she got the recipe for the Indian spiced version of scrambled eggs on one of her favorite food Web sites Limes & Lycopene. She finished the dish off by adding in fresh spinach and throwing it all on a flour tortilla.

Also, read this article to find out about certain kinds of mushrooms that can offer 100 percent of our Vitamin D needs.

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10:44AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thank you for this interesting article.

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Thank you :)

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Good info,thank you

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good to know

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Thanks for the info and the recipes.

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