I really struggle when it comes to advising others on the topic of nutrition, what to eat, what not to eat, how much to eat and etc. Nutrition is an important part of Eating Disorder treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger during the month of Ramadan. On portion sizes, I really believe that you should follow the British Serving Guidelines, I find them perfect and in accordance with the Islamic serving Guidelines. NHS with the Help of Islamic Scholars has very kindly prepared this guide to help you and your loved ones to Eat Well And Stay Well During the Month of Ramadan.
Disclaimer: The information in this guide and blog is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns, you should talk to a doctor, nurse, or dietitian about your nutritional needs. A registered dietitian (RD) can be one of your best sources of information about your diet. If you are going to meet with a dietitian, be sure to write down your questions before your meeting so you won’t forget anything. And be sure to ask the dietitian to repeat or explain anything that’s not clear. If you have questions about something in this meal plan, a dietitian can give you a more detailed explanation.
Healthy Ramadan meal plan
These healthy meal ideas will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan. They include ingredients from the major five food groups.
The meal plan has been written by medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars.
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
Suhoor: wheat-based cereal with milk, a plain scone or crumpet and an apple or banana
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