- providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.
Origin of nutritious
Related Words for nutritiousbalanced, beneficial, good, healthful, invigorating, nourishing, nutrient, salubrious, salutary, wholesome, nutritive, alimentative, nutrimental, strengthening
Examples from the Web for nutritious
Contemporary Examples of nutritious
Meat, especially outside the park, is a nutritious but deadly alternative to pine nuts.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
More than 15 million Americans eat unhealthy food because nutritious meals are too expensive.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA
August 25, 2014
Truer words were never spoken (except for maybe the whole "nutritious" thing).
"Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food," he declared on July 9, 1984.
Well, no, actually you are feeding your kids properly by giving them healthy, nutritious food, and emotional sustenance, too.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’
April 28, 2014
Historical Examples of nutritious
If some of the gelatinous parts of meat be added, the broth is then of a rich and nutritious quality, and can be made very cheap.
The last article should seldom be omitted in any soup, it being so very cheap and pleasant, as well as wholesome and nutritious.
The milk is nutritious, and of a character between that of the goat and cow.
They are universally esteemed as a wholesome and nutritious diet.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
The food should be appetizing, nutritious, and of a laxative nature.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
- nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
Word Origin for nutritious
Word Origin and History for nutritious
1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.
- Providing nourishment; nourishing.