Bone Friendly Recipes for Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Rose Chon Health Guide
  • May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. This year's theme “Osteoporosis… it matters” emphasizes the importance for healthcare professionals and patients to talk about bone health.

    In addition to talking about bone health with our doctors, family members and friends, let’s also strive to have strong bones by eating healthy and nutritious food! In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, try these delicious recipes from and share them with your friends and family! 

    Do you ever forget about eating breakfast or just don’t have enough time to make a healthy breakfast before you leave the house? These recipes are great for those of you who may not have a lot of time, but want to maintain a diet rich in calcium. These recipes do not require a lot of preparation, so you can save time and reap the benefits of these calcium-rich foods!
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    With just 10 minutes and a blender, anyone with a busy schedule can make the following recipe. This recipe is for a Banana-Berry Power Smoothie. It only requires a few ingredients and a blender and produces a fast and easy calcium and protein packed breakfast. You can adjust the sweetness by modifying the amount of honey you add to the recipe. You can use other fruits if you prefer other fruits instead of bananas or strawberries and the orange juice can also be substituted with another juice of your choice. This recipe is fast and easy and with 316 mg of calcium in each serving, it’s not only convenient, but it is a great way to get a boost of calcium! 

    If you love vegetables, this next recipe may be a great new addition to your recipe library. The Roasted Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia with Hummus combines an assortment of roasted vegetables, including bell peppers and eggplant with a hummus spread, all on delicious focaccia bread for a colorful, mouth-watering sandwich. This sandwich is full of flavor and fiber for a healthy meal. You can substitute or add your favorite vegetables to this recipe to make it your next favorite recipe!

    As you may know, salmon is a great source of vitamin D, which plays a key role in calcium absorption from food. This Salmon and Fennel Salad is a dish packed with vitamin D, calcium, and fiber. The potatoes and salmon with a touch of parmesan cheese is a delicious combination and the vinaigrette is light and adds a nice touch.

    Bone Appetit!

    Next week, check in for more bone-healthy recipes.

Published On: May 14, 2007