nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇-\

Definition of nutritious

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Other Words from nutritious

nutritiously adverb
nutritiousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for nutritious


nourishing, nutrient, nutritional, nutritive


nonnutritious, nonnutritive

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Examples of nutritious in a Sentence

The food was both nutritious and delicious. opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar

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The third is a collaboration that works to increase access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food. Karen Berkowitz,, "Shout Out: Miah Armour, foundation director," 25 June 2018 All the things to consider can make your head spin: price, cleanliness, safety, adequate staffing, location, size, nutritious and appealing food — the list goes on. Michele Parente,, "How to find assisted living that provides quality care," 27 Apr. 2018 As in the past, once food was pulled out of the oven, everyone sat down and enjoyed the reward for their good work — an appetizing, especially nutritious and affordable meal! Barbara Brown,, "Salmon cakes, sweet potato wedges appetizing and affordable," 12 Apr. 2018 The rice and beans with tofu and greens is so nutritious and flavorful, that one has been a huge favorite. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blogger/author found renewed health through vegan diet," 19 Feb. 2018 The human species didn’t begin with a handbook that told it which parts of which plants and animals are healthy and nutritious to eat; that was something that needed to be discovered. Time, "Meet the Founder of Impossible Foods, Whose Meat-Free Burgers Could Transform the Way We Eat," 23 Apr. 2018 That said, in many areas and seasons there are many different types of plants blooming that are all healthy and nutritious for honey bees. Fox News, "Everything you need to know about honey," 6 Oct. 2015 Outreach projects planned include a group for women affected by domestic violence, a plan to deliver nutritious, freshly cooked meals for women in hospital maternity wards, and a project to produce healthy treats for children. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Just Returned to the Hubb Community Kitchen," 21 Nov. 2018 Of course, affordability and accessibility of wholesome, nutritious food is complex and influenced by a variety of structural factors. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of nutritious

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nutritious

Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritious

: having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth


nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇-\

Kids Definition of nutritious

: providing nutrients : nourishing nutritious snacks


nu·​tri·​tious | \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) \

Medical Definition of nutritious

: providing nourishment

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