You don’t have to eat meat to get iron. Eat actual iron and get more iron than meat, job done!
Wait, no, do not do that. That’s not how it works, like at all.
Plenty of foods in the vegan diet are rich in iron though, we’re talking chickpeas and other beans, tofu, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, kale, dried fruit, etc. Ensure you’re getting your fill of those irony foods each day.
Science alert: vitamin C affects how your body absorbs iron and without it your body has a hard time storing the iron you eat. It’s like how the rest of the cast of Friends made it easier to absorb Phoebe.
And this little trick isn’t hard to do, one quick example of a way to boost your vitamin C intake would be to have a glass of orange juice while eating fortified cereal in the morning. Delicious AND nutritious.
This is pretty gnarly, check it, cooking your food in a cast-iron skillet will add more iron to your food.
Not just some negligible, insignificant amount either. This is some legit iron and it’s especially true if you’re cookin’ up some acidic stuff like tomato sauces.
You’ll absorb dramatically more iron, lowering your risk of anemia.