Healthy food alternatives for Iftar

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WEB DESK: Ramadan has been known as the most prestigious month of Islamic calendar. All the Muslims celebrate Ramadan with all its colors. Iftars’ and suhoors’ are the specialty of Ramadan.

People use to fill their ‘Dastar-khuwans’ with all the special and mouth watering dishes. Though we all wants to try something different every day. We have some healthy and yummy substitutes for your routine iftaars. What if this difference or these substitute can add more benefits for you. Have a look.

Use Fresh Juices

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After hours long fasting it is important to replenish energy with water or juices. Use coconut water, fresh juices, and smoothies instead of sugary drinks. Try making Pinacolada with Tang or doodh soda. Date shake is quite healthy too.

Bake instead of frying

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Pakoray and samosay are Iftar staples and I just love them but for healthy alternatives I consider baking samosay often and having fried pakoras once a while. Keep looking for air-fryers to avoid all that deep frying fats. Instead of pakoray go for whole wheat sandwiches with grilled meat and low fat cheese or a pitta bread with some shredded chicken and humus.

 

Calm your sweet teeth

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Fruit chaat is the best healthy option for sweet cravings. Mix as many kind of fruits with some honey and a sprinkle of chaat masala. Voila!!

 

Try traditional foods

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Traditional Chickpeas/chaana chaat and dahi barray are pretty healthy and there’s no need to avoid them. Eat in smaller portions and you’re good to go.

 

Replace unhealthy carbs

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Avoid carbs as much as you can and replace with proteins to keep your diet healthy this Ramadan. Lean meat, fish, eggs and low fat dairy products must be added in your meals.

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