WEB DESK: We are about to welcome the holy month Ramadan. People have already started bulking up food for sehri and aftari. What do you have in stock?
We always heard that sehri should be strong to keep yourself full all day. By strong we have assumed that to have oily and heavy foods in sehri can help us to be full. If you also think like this, please make it correct.
Here we have tried to break the stereotype and giving you some healthy alternatives for your sehri. These alternatives are not just healthy but will also help you with your fasting.
To keep your body hydrated for day long during Ramdan, it is important to drink fresh juices and energy-rich beverages.
Go for milk based drinks ideally a glass full of yogurt-based lassi with a pinch of salt. Use natural sweetener like honey for added benefit. Chai and Coffee being diuretic will not help retain fluids.
Avoid oily foods
Instead of oil dripping parathas with fried eggs or spicy curries go for a bowl of porridge, grilled cheese sandwich or a chapatti with grilled meat.
For added energy boost you can have some nuts or a fresh apple or banana.
Yogurt is very good for sehri. Either have it with honey or on its own as it helps you not feel thirsty during the day.
Avoid White Flour
Instead of white flour and white sugar use whole-wheat/grain flour/breads and brown sugar or honey as healthy alternatives.
Balance between fruits and vegetables
Balanced intake of vegetable and fruit portion is a must. Go easy on potatoes and use legumes and vegetables like brinjal, spinach etc. Bake your favorite stuffed jalapenos too.
Try Oil less recipes
If you’re a person who likes to eat roti and salan for Sehri, go for oil less chapatti with “daal”, “dam ka qeema”, “baked shami kebabs” etc.