Quick and Healthy Suhoor and Iftaar Ideas
Simple and healthy Suhoor Suggestions
Suhoor should be composed of protein+fruits+dairy+enough water+vegetables+complex carbohydrates +healthy fats+fibre
Avoid salty foods that can dehydrate you and avoid heavy fried items…Make your Suhoor meals simple that will keep you going easy during the long daylight hours fast.
1:::Homemade yogurt recipe
1::yogurt is a must to have in Suhoor.you can make it at home after Iftar and it will be ready to serve at Suhoor time.
Boil 1 litre of milk and let it cool at room temperature.Take a clay pot pour Luke warm milk.(Check the milk with your finger it should be luke warm like baby bath water,,otherwise the bacteria that produces yogurt will be die).Now in a separate bowl mix 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of yogurt.Add this mixture in Luke warm milk and stir well…cover the clay pot with a lid.Put a towel over the lid and leave the clay pot without changing its place for 6 hours.After 6 hours yogurt will be ready to serve.
2::0atmeal with fruits
2:: Oats have so much health benefits .If you begin your day with oatmeal it will keep you healthy.
You can have oats with your favourite fruits.
Here is a healthy Suhoor recipe with oats.
Oats with mango and dates recipe
Oats 4 tbsp
Milk 2 cups
Honey 1 tbsp
Chopped Dates 4
Mango cut in cubes 1/2 cup
Mango purée 2 tbsp
Boil milk,add oats and cook for 2 minutes.Take out in a bowl.let it cool for 5 minutes,now add mango purée and honey.cover the top with mango and dates.serve fresh.
3::Dates and nuts milkshake recipe
It is an energy drink for Suhoor.
Milk 1 litre
dates 15 deseeded
Honey 2 tbsp
Blend all the ingredients and serve .
You can blend your favourite fruits with honey to make fresh and healthy smoothies.
Read my full post at Muslimah bloggers Ramadan guest post series..
Quick and healthy Iftar Ideas
In the place where I live the people are fond of Iftar snacks which are deep fried like samosas,pakoras,fried rolls,fried chicken,etc…..Every region have their own traditional Ramadan foods.In summers people specially do not feel better after having a heavy Iftar.Here are some quick and healthy Iftar meals suggestions which will save your time.
1::: Pan chicken legs recipe
Chicken leg pieces 6- 8
cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli pwd 1 tsp
salt 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
All spice powder 1/4tsp
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
.Take a non stick pan and put all the ingredients with leg pieces .cover the lid and cook on low flame without adding water because meat releases its own juices.cook till leg pieces are tender ,stir at the times of intervals..do not over cook to avoid breaking of meat .it takes just 20 minutes. Then open the lid and fry on high heat.. Serve hot with sauces or you can have it with rice or peas pulao.
2::Cakes in sandwich maker recipe
Flour 1 cup
Milk 3 tbsp
Oil 1/2 cup
Castor sugar 1 and 1/2 cup
coco powder 2 tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Vanilla essence 1 drop
Take a bowl and beat eggs and castor sugar till becomes fluffy.now add the remaining ingredients and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. grease the sandwich maker and pour batter.Now close the lid and leave it cook for 5 minutes. Take out sandwich cakes from sandwich maker.Serve with Nutella,or with chocolate sauce or with chocolate fudge.
For more recipes, check my guest post on Muslimah bloggers.
Have a blessed Ramadan.