These healthy meal ideas will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan. They include ingredients from the major five food groups.
Fluids (water and juices) and dates should be added to each Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and Iftar (dinner – the meal which ends the day’s fast). The fast is broken with dates, followed by dinner.
Suhoor: a bowl of porridge with milk, one slice of toast and a handful of unsalted nuts
Iftar: pitta bread with chicken, salad and hummus and one or two pieces of baklava
Iftar: chicken with boiled rice, vegetable curry and mixed salad, followed by fruit salad with single cream
Suhoor: a bowl of shredded wheat or muesli and a pear or orange
Iftar: baked fish with roasted vegetables, or fish curry with rice followed by sweet vermicelli or one piece of jalebi (an Indian sweet)
Suhoor: cheese, then one teaspoon of jam with crackers or toast, and a handful of dried fruits
Iftar: pasta cooked with vegetables and chicken or fish, and a slice of plain cake with custard