Ramadan is a beautiful month that teaches you the best lesson of life-a balance between abstinence and indulgence. Fasting through the day without a single drop of water and then thanking Allah and breaking the bread is the lovely tradition that makes this holy month special. But with increase in lifestyle diseases in the past decade, it is important to eat healthy after a day long fast. Nutritionists suggest that the Iftaar should be a healthy mix of greens, proteins and carbs so that you remain satiated for long and also your body gets the required amount of nutrition for proper recovery. Here is a list of recipes that will keep you filled through the day and also prevent adding those unwanted kilos.
2. Steamed Fish in Banana Leaves
Steamed Fish in Banana Leaves is a South Indian recipe made using pomfret fish, banana leaves, coconut and lemon juice. It is easy-to-make, delicious and perfect for occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and parties. This delicious seafood recipe is sure to be loved by all fish lovers. Apart from being tasty, it is packed with nutritional values too. This fish recipe uses coconut which adds a unique taste and aroma to the dish. The strong flavour of garlic is sure to enhance the overall taste. Make sure that the fish is marinated properly so that the flavours are well absorbed. You can prepare this easy recipe on occasions like family get-togethers, pot lucks or even kitty parties.
3. Grilled Lamb Cutlets
Grilled Lamb Cutlet is a North Indian recipe made with lamb, thyme leaves and garam masala powder. This appetizer recipe is ideal to serve on occasions like dinners. If you love lamb meat, but want to cut down on calories, this super easy recipe is a must try for you. You can serve it in parties as a starter or pack it in lunch boxes. Kids in the family are going to love this delicious cutlet.
4. Grilled Fish with Saute Veggies
Grilled Fish with Saute Veggies is a Continental recipe made from grilled fish and beans served with saute vegetables like asparagus, carrot and tomatoes. It is easy-to-make, delicious and perfect for occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and parties.
5. Tandoori Coconut Chicken
Tandoori Coconut Chicken is an interesting appetizer recipe made using chicken breast, lime juice, coconut cream and a lot of spices. Easy-to-make, this flavorful and delicious chicken recipe can be had in lunch/dinner.
6. Garlic Grilled Lemon Chicken
Garlic Grilled Lemon Chicken is originally a Thai recipe that you can tweak as per your taste. The tang of lemon gives this chicken recipe a unique taste. Do try out this healthy recipe. It is particularly a must try for those who love chicken and want to make it in a healthy way. Pair it with the drink of your choice and enjoy!
7. Fish Iranian
Iranian Fish is a low-calorie preparation that you can try guilt-free. This fish recipe uses very few ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. Since the fish is grilled and not deep fried or sauteed, it uses very little amount of fat. Fish being rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the healthiest forms of animal protein. Rich in minerals and vitamins, you can happily have fish daily if you cook it the healthy way. In this quick recipe, boneless pieces of fish or fish fillets are marinated in cheese, salt, pepper, thymol seeds and are then grilled on low flame till a fine crust develops. You must use vegetable oil in this recipe so that the basic taste of fish is not dominated. Try out this delectable snack recipe as a starter in home parties or as a side dish with a continental meal.
8. Fish Fillets
Fish Fillets is a quick recipe that can be made in minutes. On days you have a visitor, try out this easy recipe that requires very little preparation. Fish being rich in omega 3 fatty acids and essential oils, vitamins, minerals and protein, this recipe is a must try for all those who are on a low-calorie diet. Made with basic spices, this recipe retains the original taste of the fish that otherwise gets camouflaged in the deluge of spices. You can try this delectable recipe at home on weekends, as a light weekday dinner accompaniment and as a starter or side dish in parties and celebrations.
9. Baked Fish Cakes
A great appetizer recipe, Baked Fish Cake s are made from fish fillets and prawns. This dish has an amazing flavour of Thai red curry, Thai soy sauce and coconut milk, and is one of those easy recipes that you can prepare at home. You can freeze them and use them as and when required. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, these cakes are out of the world and a must try for those who love seafood.
10. Egg Salad Sandwich
There can be nothing more filling than an egg sandwich. A right combination of carbs, greens and protein, this is the best thing to have on a busy day. This easy sandwich will keep you satiated for long and will also bring down your cravings. Pair it with the drink and dip of your choice and you are sorted for the day. Rich in nutrition, Egg Salad Sandwich is also an ideal lunch box recipe for kids. They are sure to love it if you pack this scrumptious dish with French Fries.
11. Eggs Florentine
Eggs Florentine is a perfect combination of healthy ingredients. Made with eggs and spinach, it is an ideal breakfast that one can have. This easy recipe makes for a healthy snack as well. Cooking this egg recipe takes a little time but it is worth the effort. This recipe uses canned spinach, but you can replace it with fresh spinach leaves, which of course is a better option.
12. Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower
This delicious chicken dish only calls for what’s easily available at the neighbourhood grocery store. So, you can actually prepare a gourmet dish by putting in very little efforts! Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower is a power packed preparation and a must have for those who are looking for healthy food. You can make this recipe with uniquely combined ingredients on special occasions and on days you want to display your culinary skills. A wholesome preparation, this delectable chicken recipe is a must try for those who believe in healthy eating. Ideal to be packed in lunch boxes, kids in the family are going to love this amazing dish. So, don’t miss out. Try NOW!
13. Shredded Chicken Salad
Looking for a low carb salad which is satiating too? This Shredded Chicken Salad is the perfect thing to have when you are on a diet. Rich in lean protein, vitamin and minerals, this chicken salad is a complete meal in itself and a must try for those who are looking for a healthy recipe. This easy chicken recipe can be made in minutes and is ideal not just for breakfast, but also as lunch or dinner. Try it on days you feel to tired to cook an elaborate meal or on days you are inviting guests for lunch or dinner.
14. Chicken Salad
Most people say that healthy food is not tasty but Chicken salad serves both the purposes. It is extremely tasty and healthy as well. Perfect for a game night or kitty parties, this Chicken Salad is an easy and quick recipe and can be prepared in just few minutes. The best part of this recipe is that you can add ingredients to suit your taste and preference. Few might like to add some dry fruits to this salad and other would prefer adding few vegetables. The choice is yours! Make it look interesting by garnishing with cherry tomatoes or make use of simple egg slices or mint and fresh coriander, this recipe will win all your matches of culinary skills. You do not need to be a cooking expert to prepare this salad and is something you can depend on for your daily diet too.
15. Chicken Ishtu
Chicken Ishtu (or also known as Chicken Ishtoo) is a quick and easy-to-make tasty chicken side dish. Typically served with naans or parathas, it also tastes well with biryani or pulao. The Kerala style Chicken Ishtu uses coconut milk while this version is more popular in North India.
16. Achari Fish Tikka
Achari Fish Tikka is a North Indian recipe made using fish fillets, pickled chillies and yogurt. This snack recipe goes well on occasions like kitty parties and anniversaries. Try this delicious yet easy appetizer recipe!