3 Simple Yet Hearty Recipes That Will Help Boost Your Iron Intake

The best part is that they're yummy and easy to make!

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Knorr.

With our hectic daily lives, it can be easy to overlook nutrition

However, it's precisely because we're so busy that we need to make sure our nutrition needs are met, so that we can always be at the top of our game.

One important mineral is iron, which is required for growth and development. Not only that, weakness, tiredness, lack of energy are all symptoms of not having enough iron. So, if you want to keep up with everything you've got going on, you gotta get your required daily dose of iron.

The best way to make sure you're getting enough iron is through your diet, as the mineral is naturally found in many foods. This includes lean meat, seafood, poultry, spinach, lentils, and more.

Here are three simple and delicious recipes to help you add more iron to your diet:

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- 3 cups milk
- 1 cube Knorr Chicken Cube
- 3 chicken burger patties
- 3 slices cheddar cheese
- 80g macaroni
- 2 tablespoons Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise
- 80g sweet corn


1. Pan fry the chicken burger patties until golden brown. Let cool and then cut into small pieces.

2. Put the milk, macaroni, and Knorr Chicken Cube into a rice cooker and cook according to the instructions on the rice cooker, stirring occasionally until the pasta is fully cooked.

3. Add Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise, chicken burger pieces, sweet corn, and cheese. Mix until the cheese is melted and combined. Serve.

Tip: You can replace the chicken burger patties with chicken fillets, sausages, tuna, or whatever other protein you like!

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- 300g chicken fillet, cubed
- 180g pumpkin, cubed
- 200g broccoli florets
- 30g garlic, sliced
- 1 teaspoon Knorr Chicken Cube
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1/2 tablespoon honey

Ingredients for marinating
- 1 teaspoon Knorr Chicken Cube
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil


1. Marinate the chicken with the marinating ingredients for 30 minutes.

2. Heat up the cooking oil in a pan and fry the garlic until crispy. Set aside.

3. Stir-fry the pumpkin for one to two minutes. Then, add the chicken and stir-fry for one minute. Add in all the other ingredients and cook until the broccoli is fully cooked.

4. Sprinkle the fried garlic on top and serve hot.

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- 100g fish maw, soak to rehydrate
- 50g dried shiitake mushrooms, soak to rehydrate
- 20g white fungus, soak to rehydrate
- 1.5L water
- 6 chicken drumsticks (450g)
- 30g red dates, pitted
- 20g goji berries
- 2 cubes Knorr Chicken Cube
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
- Coriander leaves for garnishing


1. Marinate the chicken with salt, pepper, and oyster sauce. Leave for 30 minutes.

2. Gently squeeze out the extra water from the mushrooms, fish maw, and white fungus.

3. Put the marinated chicken and all the other ingredients into a large double boiler. Double boil for three hours.

4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

In addition to containing protein- and iron-rich fresh ingredients, the above recipes also all include Knorr Chicken Cube, which are packed with iron!

These nutritious little cubes are iron-fortified, helping you supplement your daily iron intake for energy production. Plus, they're made with chicken that has been boiled for four hours, to result in a tastier meaty flavour. So, adding them to your dishes is also an easy way to give your meals a flavour boost!

Besides the Knorr Chicken Cube, there are other cube variants such as Knorr Ikan Bilis Cube, Knorr Tom Yam Cube, Knorr Beef Cube, and the brand new Knorr Vegetable Cube, all of which are also full of flavour as well as rich in iron.

And contrary to popular opinion, all these Knorr cubes can be used for so much more than making soup – you can even use them to whip up things like lamb chops, kimchi pancake, and beef curry.

Knorr wants to help all Malaysians effortlessly create healthy meals that they feel good about

With the same great taste, you can now get the benefit of additional iron fortification through Knorr's popular stock cubes that have been loved by Malaysians for years.

In fact, Knorr's new packaging even features a natural green look to further emphasise their commitment to helping everyone make healthy meals that are delicious, affordable, and easy to cook.

By the way, in case you didn't already know, Knorr cubes are halal-certified by JAKIM, so Muslims can rest assured when using them.

Eager to learn how to make delicious, healthy meals? Check out Knorr's website for lots of easy-to-make recipes!

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