healthy iftar recipes

Healthy Iftar

Healthy Iftar

Iftar is an important part of the Islamic culture during the month of Ramadan. It’s a time to break fast, celebrate and come together with family and friends. But while it’s important to enjoy iftar, it’s also essential to make sure that you’re eating a healthy and balanced meal. In this article, we’ll explore different ways of making your iftar meal healthier so that you can stay energized throughout the day.

During Ramadan, we often indulge in heavy and fried foods during Iftar, which can take a toll on our health. But, there are plenty of non-fried Ramadan recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free. Healthy non-fried iftar snacks  and meals are an alternative to fried snacks and will keep you feeling energized throughout the month.

Salads

One great option for a healthy Iftar is salad. You can add your favorite fruits or vegetables to the mix or try adding ingredients like pomegranate seeds or kiwi slices. Make a basic fruit salad by mixing your favorite fruits or try any salad from this amazing salad platter. Or Mexican bean salad is an awesome choice for healthy Iftar food. Spicy rainbow salad is also a great choice for healthy fulfilling Iftar.

Mexican Bean Salad recipe

Spicy rainbow Salad recipe

Avocado corn salad recipe

Fruits: Delicious and Nutritious choice

Fruits are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients that make them an ideal choice for healthy iftar snacks. Some of the best fruits to eat during Iftar include watermelon, pineapple, apples, oranges, strawberries and grapes. These fruits are low in calories and high in fiber which helps keep you feeling full for longer periods of time. Also, they are a great source of vitamins and minerals that promote good health.

For those who are looking to lose weight during Ramadan, consuming healthy iftar snacks is important. Fruits make a perfect option as they contain natural sugars that give an energy boost without adding too many calories to your diet. Plus, eating fruit instead of processed snacks or junk food will reduce sugar cravings while keeping you hydrated throughout the day. With their refreshing taste and a lot of benefits for overall health and wellbeing – there’s no reason why fruits shouldn’t be part of your daily Ifar.

Air Fried Options

It is important to make sure that our meals are healthy and nutritious during Ramadan. One great way of doing that is by opting for air-fried options. Air frying involves cooking food with hot air instead of oil; this reduces fat and calorie content while still providing a delicious meal. It is a great option for those who are looking to reduce fat and calories from their meals. You can get healthy meals ready in less than 30 minutes with air fryers. Crispy Air Fried Chicken wings is a best choice for healthy Iftar food. Air fried Masala fish with tikka veges is a great fulfilling healthy iftar option. Air fried capsicum fritters with muhammara. Air fried Masala Chops a healthy iftar snack , serve it with some side salad and your meal is ready You can also make Chatpata chicken tenders.

Crispy Air Fried Chicken Wings recipe

Air Fried Masala Fish Recipe

Air Fried capsicum Fritters recipe

Air Fried Masala Chops recipe

Chatpata Chicken Tenders recipe

Traditional Iftar snacks in fat free healthier version

Eating traditional Iftar snacks is an important part of this special occasion as part of our childhood we can not ignore these cravings and flavours, also when we are trying to loose weight it is important to eat healthy and in portion control so here are healthier version of Dahi vada which is Baked Dahi Vada and healthier version of traditional papri chaat which is baked papri chaat.

Baked Dahi Vada Recipe

Baked Dahi Vada
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Baked Dahi Vada

Baked Papri Chaat recipe

Baked Papri Chaat
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Baked Papri Chaat

Vegetarian Curries options

If you’re looking for healthy meal options this Ramadan, consider curries as a part of your Iftar. Curries can provide nutritious and flavorful dishes to satisfy your cravings while keeping your health in mind. Whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, there are many exciting curry recipes to choose from that will make your Iftar special. Try my Easy Chickpea curry which is so easy and quick to make or go for my fat free potato curry which is simple yet delicious. Another option is my kidney bean curry which is my most favorite in all.

Easy Chickpea Curry recipe

Fat free potato curry recipe

Kidney Bean curry recipe

Chicken recipes for healthy Iftar

These are some creative chicken recipes that are good for most health-conscious iftar diners. Chicken steak an easy option for healthy Iftar or try this stir fry Garlic chicken which is easy yet delicious. Stir fry Cajun chicken is also an amazing option for healthy Iftar. Chicken Cacciatore is a complete fulfilling option for healthy Iftar. Chicken fajita roast is a lovely choice for healthy Iftar meal. Chicken Pan Roast is a perfect choice for healthier Iftar. Chaat masala steam chicken, . Peri peri chicken roast or Air fried chicken shawarma are also great for healthy Iftar meals.

Chicken Steak recipe

Stir Fry Garlic Chicken recipe

Stir Fry Cajun Chicken recipe

Chicken Cacciatore recipe

Chicken Fajita Roast recipe

Chicken Pan Roast recipe

Chaat Masala Steam Chicken

Air fried Chicken Shawarma recipe

Sauces and dips 

Sauces and dips make meals delicious and as are healthy these are great choice for healthy Ifatr choices. These are easy and quick to make are refreshing and full of nutrients. Pair them with baked or fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, runner beans, tomatoes, radish etc. and you are good to have a complete fulfilling healthy iftar . Here are some great option of amazing sauces you can make for your healthy Iftar meals.

  1. Hummus 

  2. Baba Ghanoush

  3. Muhammara

  4. Tzatziki

  5. Guacamole

  6. Tomato Salsa

Hummus
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Hummus
Baba ghanoush
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Baba ghanoush
Muhammara
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Muhammara
healthy iftar Tzatziki
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Tzatziki
Guacamole
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Guacamole
tomato salsa
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Tomato Salsa

 Sweets

Craving for sweet dishes after Iftar meals do make this low calorie meethi seviyan recipe 

or if you are craving for some fruity fresh dessert make this healthy berry banana smoothie bowl recipe.

Ideas for Variety healthy Iftar meals

Looking for some creative and healthy recipes to add variety to your Ramadan meals? Look no further than these non-fried options for Iftar snacks. First up, try making Shami Kebabs with ground chicken or turkey instead of the traditional beef or lamb. These kebabs are a great option for those who want something savory and protein-rich without all the added fat that usually comes with deep-frying.

Go fo this easy chicken reshmi kebab recipe with some salad and dip of your choice for healthy Iftar.

Or make these frozen sheesh kebab, air fry them, bake them or cook them on a pan. Serve with sautéed vegetables and you are good to go with a complete healthy Iftar meal.

 

To sum up, enjoying a balanced Iftar is crucial to maintain good health and well-being during the holy month of Ramadan. Incorporating healthy Iftar snacks in your diet can help with weight loss, boost energy levels and improve overall health.

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