The Holy month of Ramadan is here. Ramadan (or Ramzan) signifies the time for fasting, prayers, and spiritual reflection. Alongside, it is also time to devour some delicious foods with ‘Sehri’ and ‘Iftar’. Though meal preparation during Ramadan might be a daunting task, with a little planning, a few creative ideas, and imagination, you can easily make healthy and enjoyable Iftar meals to keep you energised throughout the Holy month. To get you started, we have curated a list of seven healthy Iftar recipes for you to try.
Here’re 7 Healthy Iftar Recipes For You:
1) Grilled Chicken Salad:
This grilled chicken salad is loaded with protein and fibre. Salads don’t always have to be mundane or regular with only vegetables, fruits or nuts. You can make them interesting by adding your favourite grilled chicken as well.
2) No Flour-No Oil Oatmeal Banana Muffin:
Some people like to make sweet treats for Iftar. You can give it a healthy spin here as well. In this recipe, you do not need flour, sugar or even oil. Instead, you’ll need healthy substitutes including honey, oats along with other ingredients. Make it in about 20 minutes and serve hot.
3) Steamed Dahi Bhalla:
This dish is a guilt-free version of dahi bhalla. In this recipe, the bhallas are not fried, they are steamed instead. This dish is every bit healthy. You can easily prepare the protein-rich fritters (bhalla) using moong dal and urad dal. Enjoy them with fresh dahi and some spices easily available at home.
4) Three Bean Chaat:
For Iftar, if you want to take your taste-buds on a ride with various flavours and at the same time enjoy a healthy dish, do opt for this three-beans chaat. It has the goodness of kidney beans, chickpeas and green beans drizzled with mild spices and tangy lemon juice. This is high in nutrition and packed with proteins.
5) Low-Fat Chicken Shawarma:
As the name suggests, this food is low in fat. It has pan-fried chicken along with other vegetables which will make it a filling option if you wish to remain satiated for long. It tastes brilliant and you must give it a try.
6) Minced Chicken Rolls Wrapped In Spinach Leaves:
This is a light and easy-to-cook chicken snack that can be a part of your Iftar meal. It’s made a bit differently compared to the regular rolls. Marinate chicken first and prepare a mix. Then wrap the mix in spinach leaves and steam it until cooked. Have it with your favourite sauce.
7) Dates And Figs Fudge:
This is a quick and easy sweet dish that can be made in a matter of minutes. For this, all you’d need are dates, peanut butter, and figs, as well as some sesame seeds.
With these recipes, give a healthy twist to your Iftar meal this Ramadan.