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Can vegans food give you enough calcium to grow strong, healthy bones? Are vegan calcium sources really good enough?

Yes, in fact, some studies show that casein, a protein found in cow’s milk, may actually stop the body from being able to absorb calcium, leading to compromised bone health.

Thankfully there are plenty of vegan foods that give you the calcium you need. Here’s 13 recipes to get you started on a calcium kick!

13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones

1. Spicy Black Bean Soup

An easy-to-make, hearty, flavorful and filling soup which is rich in protein and packs a big punch of calcium! This soup has it all.

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2. One-Pot Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggies

This super simple recipe brings an abundance of flavor and is a nutrient powerhouse. Sesame seeds are high in calcium – the unhulled seeds especially!

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3. Spinach and Artichoke Pesto Pasta

Spinach and artihoke are chock full of calcium – this quick and easy recipe is perfect for lazy meals and weeknight dinners.

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4. Kathy’s Special BBQ Tempeh Bowl

Tempeh and sweet potato boast great calcium content – this recipe has a smoky-sweet, caramelized flavor; you won’t even know that it’s good for you.

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5. Tofu Quiche with Spinach and Broccoli

A vegan pie that serves up generous calcium and and a big plate of comfort!

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6. Kale and Edamame Dumplings with Simple Dipping Sauce

They look gorgeous, they’re delicious, and they’re packed with calcium thanks to the kale and edamame. You can’t go wrong with this light appetiser!

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7. Green Bean Casserole

Got 30 minutes? You can make this 10-ingredient, calcium-powerhouse casserole from scratch!

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8. Baba Ganoush

This dip is a variation on hummus, but “slightly more delicate”.  Like traditional hummus – you are less likely to be at risk of calcium deficiency by including baba ganoush into your diet.

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9. Raw Collard Wraps

1 cup of cooked collard greens has 270mg of calcium (27% of daily recommended intake) – making this recipe a brilliant healthy, light lunch for those looking to up their calcium intake.

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10. No-Bake Energy Balls

Dried figs, almonds, quinoa, almond butter, and flaxseed? This recipe screams calcium!

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11. Easy Vegan Fried Rice

Tofu and vegetables are both great plant based sources of calcium – this recipe combines the two to meet your calcium needs, with zero dairy products needed.

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12. Ginger Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter Sauce

This recipes has not one source of high-calcium, but 3! Tempeh, almond butter and sweet potato will help keep your bones, hair and nails strong and skin thriving.

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13. Orange Cake with Orange Icing

A cake without egg or other animal products that is suitable for beginners to make and has a light, spongy and moist texture. Not to mention being a good source of calcium thanks to the orange!

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