Nutrition & Recipes

This section introduces one to different recipes, ideas and diet tips for sickle cell warriors. We are what we eat after all.

Roasted Beets—Yum!

As you are well aware, Beets are one of the foods rich in thiocyanate, a protein that helps prevents cells from clumping together. Beets aren't my favorite thing to eat, but this recipe has me going back for seconds.

Microwaved Steamed Veggies

Besides making the veggies mush, overcooking can leach out all the nutrients, flavor, and health benefits of the vegetables, and leave you with soggy veggies. Check out this recipe for crispy and steamed vegetables.

Recipe: Black Eyed Peas

Learn more about black eyed peas (not the singers), and how nutritious and delicious this legume is to your sickle cell diet.

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin & Lentil Salad

I chose this recipe because of the Lentils and Squash, which are high in thiocyanate and great for sickle cell patients. I usually substitute regular lettuce or spinach instead of the arugula, just because spinach is my go-to green leafy veggie.

How to Increase your Hemoglobin

One of the first things that patients with sickle cell want to know is how they can increase  their hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is a...

Cuban Style Yucca

I had to go searching for a good Yucca recipe since it's one of the foods rich in thiocyanate, and it's easier to get...

Recipe: Swiss Chard and Sweet Potatoes

A new green leafy vegetable that will have you craving more!

Recipe: Curried Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Lentils, sweet potatoes and swiss chard are on the list of foods that people with sickle cell should love. Here is my favorite lentils...

SC Diet Tip: Love Foods High in Antioxidants

One of the readers on the SCW Facebook page recently got me thinking about foods rich in anti-oxidants and how they can help with...

Tosin’s Green Leafy Vegetable Stir Fry

Here is my go to recipe for green leafy veggies.
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