Sunday, June 29 marked the start of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide. This year’s Ramadan will consist of the longest days in many years. It is for that reason that it is helpful to have a clear plan of what to break your fast on.
Ideally, you would want to start off with one or two dates, a glass of water, and a small bowl of soup. This is to ease your stomach back into the business of digestion and rehydration. It is necessary to have some good sources of quality protein for fuel, and fruits or vegetables for fiber and nutrients. It is preferable to eat small portions of whatever is in front of you, as the worst thing you can do is to bombard your stomach with a heavy meal after a long fast.
Soup:Meatless Split Pea Soup
Main Dish: Mediterranean Meatballs with Tahini Sauce (Kofta with Tahini)
Carb: Lemon Parsley Quinoa
Salad: Simple Salad
Dessert: a large bowl of fruit
….and lots and lots of water 🙂