nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs , 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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And if that doesn’t happen, your chances are way higher of resorting to less nutritious and more expensive options like takeout. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 And maybe the rest of us will do better, too: cutting down on the relentless snacking that keeps us from eating more nutritious foods at mealtimes, and trying the healthier foods whose tastes can take longer to appeal. Jennifer Traig, WSJ, "The Making of the Picky Eater," 11 Jan. 2019 Sweet Chef is comprised of Fresh Pressed Sheet Masks and Serum Shots in three nutritious varieties: Beet + Vitamin A, Kale + Vitamin B, and Ginger + Vitamin C. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Glow Recipe Announced the Upcoming Launch of a Target Line Called Sweet Chef," 27 Dec. 2018 One of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. Emily Hopkins,, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 2018 The government—not consumers—would decide what is and is not nutritious and tasty. Robert Graboyes, Fortune, "Commentary: Mick Mulvaney Wants to Decide What the Poor Eat for Lunch," 14 Feb. 2018 In fact, Ferrero faced a class action lawsuit a few years ago for falsely advertising that Nutella is nutritious. 5. Fox News, "5 things you didn't know about Nutella," 21 Sep. 2016 Taco Bell has some impressively nutritious options on their menu. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Taco Bell Healthy? "Live Mas" With These 7 Smart Orders," 19 June 2018 Though companies have canned food drives for the food bank, donating money allows for organizers to seek out more nutritious food options. Emily Bamforth,, "Greater Cleveland Food Bank launches 2018 Harvest for Hunger campaign," 14 Feb. 2018

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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 , nyu̇-\

Kids Definition of nutritious

: providing nutrients : nourishing nutritious snacks


nu·​tri·​tious | \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs \

Medical Definition of nutritious

: providing nourishment

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