Iftar meals are essential for maintaining a sufficient, balanced diet during #Ramadan, when many fast for more than 12 hours. Check out the suggestions below to make your iftar meals more balanced.

At least 1-2 glasses of water should be consumed. This will keep you hydrated and offer your body with the fluids it requires.

Ramadan drinks should be avoided because they are high in sugar and calories.

Try this delicious and healthful mint lemonade recipe if you’re looking for something besides water.

100g (1/4 cup) sugar

250ml (1 cup) water, divided into 2

160ml (⅔ cup) fresh lemon juice

15g (½ cup) mint leaves 420g

(3 cups) ice cubes

Serve yourself a bowl of soup

Iftar should begin with soup to refill the fluids lost during the day while fasting.

It also assists in the maintenance of a healthy digestive system by preparing your digestive system for the remainder of the meal.

If you don’t want to consume a hot soup during the summer, cold soups are a perfect substitute.

Mrs. Safa has a delicious iftar vegetable soup dish that is high in vitamins and minerals. The complete recipe may be found here.

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Consume high-quality proteins

Iftar should consist of high-quality protein that is easily digestible and contains all of the necessary amino acids.

Beef, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and fish are all complete high-quality proteins.

How about a beef pizza for your kids? (Link)

If you are looking for an appetizer #sfeeha is perfect for iftar meals; (Link)

Bonus: Did you know that #naan bread contains some important vitamins and minerals, including B1 and B3? It’s also a great option for iftar meals. Mrs. Safa’s version of naan bread is worth a look.