You could lose over 40 pounds per year making these simple changes to your diet. Swap your soup Instead of dishing up a cup of cream of broccoli soup, which has 180 calories and 7 grams of fat, choose a bowl of chicken vegetable soup instead. You get just 75 calories … Read more
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Eid-ul-Fitr, the holy Islamic festival marking the end of the month long fast observed during Ramadan, is just around the corner and every devout Muslim household around the world would be gearing up for the Eid dishesfestivities. To help you with preparations here is a list of the top 10 Eid recipes that will make your guests take a ride to heaven.
Sheer Khurma or Sevai Ki Kheer
Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy.
Also known as Laasida, this is a couscous-based porridge that is traditionally prepared in Morocco for the Eid breakfast.
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Some medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars have contributed to the following meal plan choices during the fasting month: Suhur: 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 Middle-Eastern … Read more
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Quick and easy – prepare some of these refreshing thirst quenchers in 5 minutes or less, while plan for others that need more time. Other then the traditional sweet or salted lassi (made with yogurt and water), which is an all time favourite, during the Holy month of Ramadan; there are some who may want a change, every now and then. Here are some simple directions for you to make one or more cooler(s), for ‘Iftar’ or ‘Sehri’, as and when you please.
Diet during Ramadan should not differ much from a normal healthy, balanced diet and should be as simple as possible. Usually, most health problems at this time are likely to arise from inappropriate diet or as a consequence of over-eating and insufficient sleep.
The dietary guidelines based on variety, moderation and balance holds true during Ramadan as well. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Your meal plan should include:
Bread/ Cereal/ Rice, Pasta Group – 6-11 servings/ day
Iftar and Sehri, the rituals of holy month of Ramadan are celebrated by food joints across the city to attract customers. Here is a drop down of the restaurants offering Sehri and Iftaari in Karachi during Ramadan 2013 compiled by Karachisnob.
AVARI TOWERS HOTEL
IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1795 + tax
SEHRI: To be announced
CARLTON RESORT HOTEL & CLUB
IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1199 + tax
SEHRI: To be announced