Definition of nutritious in US English:



  • Nourishing; efficient as food.

    ‘like all spinach, it is very nutritious and best when young’
    • ‘On the food arrangements, fresh and wholesome nutritious food will be cooked for the children.’
    • ‘The majority of their income goes to rent and leaves them with hardly any money to buy nutritious food.’
    • ‘To popularise this nutritious food, it is also giving away a small recipe book.’
    • ‘The science is clear - organic food is no healthier, safer or more nutritious than non-organic food.’
    • ‘Raw food is much more nutritious than cooked food, and is more satisfying in smaller quantities.’
    • ‘It aims to tackle health issues and diet-related illness by increasing access to fresh and nutritious food.’
    • ‘It became clear they wanted more nutritious food and they were willing to change their eating habits.’
    • ‘So eat nutritious food while you are pregnant for yourself and your baby.’
    • ‘We need to continually remind them of the nutritious and tasty foods we have in our seas and on our lands.’
    • ‘The food bank distributes recipes to encourage people to cook nutritious low-cost meals.’
    • ‘This workshop will look at the link between nutritious food and general health and well being.’
    • ‘Sponsor a child to provide funding for education, health care and nutritious food.’
    • ‘While snacking is perfectly acceptable, make sure snack foods are nutritious.’
    • ‘The food was healthy and nutritious, and most of the Americans liked it, but wished for fresh food.’
    • ‘No matter how tasty and nutritious the food prepared at the hospital, its meals can only suffer from a journey across the city.’
    • ‘What they want most is delicious and nutritious food that is practical and easy to make.’
    • ‘Feeding your family with healthy, nutritious food is not easy when money is tight.’
    • ‘The healthy eating campaign to persuade Scots to eat more nutritious foods will be launched in January.’
    • ‘They did get healthy, nutritious food even if it was all low-fat and low-calorie.’
    • ‘It is her conviction that nutritious food need not be rich and expensive.’
    nourishing, good for one, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening
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Mid 17th century: from Latin nutritius ‘that nourishes’ (from nutrex ‘a nurse’) + -ous.