As we eagerly wait for the blessings of the holiest month, Ramadan, to arrive, consider the following fulfilling foods to include in your diet.
1. Hummus: Hummus has been a favorite dip and mediterranean dish of many. It can easily be bought from the store or made at home, and eaten with whole wheat pita bread or Indian naan. The important fact to note is that it contains 2.7 grams of fiber allowing you to stay full for a long time.
2. Oatmeal: Letâ€™s admit it, most of us would prefer getting an extra minute of sleep than chew breakfast, but we canâ€™t also deny the fact that this is the most important meal of the day. For students and working professionals, itâ€™s essential for you to maintain your energy throughout the day so have oatmeal for zuhoor. It will not only keep you full but also keep your cholesterol levels low. So, itâ€™s win-win situation.
3. Lentils: Consider including lentils in your suhoor or after iftaar dinners because each Â¼ cup has 3.9 grams of fiber and almost 4.5 grams of protein.
4. Broccoli: Veggie lovers and broccoli haters, hereâ€™s news for you. This vegetable is one of the best green veggies for you to consider adding to your Ramadan menu as it will seriously boost your fiber intake. You can add it in your salad or make a soup or even green drink out of it.
5. Fruits: Add multiple servings of fruits as your side dish in suhoor and iftaar. Pears, especially, are a solid choice as it has 5.5 grams of fiber. For the berry enthusiasts, consider raspberries because they are full of antioxidants and even includes high levels of vitamin C. Another delicious fruit is apple. They are rich in nutrients with up to 4.4 grams of fiber!
We hope these food suggestions keep you healthy and happy during this Ramadan and maybe prevent you from gaining those iftaar-party pounds.