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Recipes to get more vitamin C into your family

Tuesday 3 April 2018

A family: mum, dad and child, smile at the camera while serving up salad at the dinner table.
Try out these vitamin C filled recipes that the whole family will love.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for bodies young and old. It helps support the immune system and keeps bones, joints and blood vessels healthy.

Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamin C. From citrus fruits and berries to tomatoes, broccoli and capsicum: make fresh, frozen and canned fruits and veggies a staple in your family’s daily diet. Below, we’ve collected some healthy recipes to help the whole family get more vitamin C.


Start your day off right with hearty Moroccan baked eggs, or keep things light with a Berry parfait.

A photo of Moroccan baked eggs.


As we move into the cooler months, try Spicy pumpkin soup for a warming lunch packed with vitamin C.

Rainbow pasta salad features high vitamin C tomatoes and capsicum, while cabbage is the star of the show in Asian slaw with sweet chilli tuna.

A photo of rainbow pasta salad made and sitting in a bowl.


A healthy dinner doesn’t have to be a fancy affair; try a Chicken and veggie stir fry to feed the family in a matter of minutes. Creamy cannellini beans and tomato might sound gourmet, but this slow cook recipe is simple to make and packed with nutrients, including vitamin C.

A photo of creamy cannellini beans baked in a large pot.


Why not try Warm broccoli dip with crunchy carrot sticks, for something a bit different next time you reach for a snack? If you’re craving something crunchy, Red cabbage and apple is a must.

A container of broccoli dip is surrounded by carrot and celery sticks.


Sweet foods don’t have to be devoid of nutrients. Watermelon tutti fruity popsicles and Apricot custard flan are both delicious and nutritious.

A slice of apricot flan sits on a plate.


Make drinks pack a vitamin C filled punch by using fresh or frozen fruits. Pine-berry frappe and Avocado and banana smoothie are easy and delicious family favourites.

A large glass full of freshly made pine-berry frappe.

More recipes

Want more healthy recipes? You can find hundreds of healthy recipes for any occasion on Healthier. Happier.

Want to know more about the nutrients found in your food? Spin the Colour Wheel to learn what nutrients and health benefits you can get from different coloured fruits and veggies.

Last updated: 3 April 2018