Ramadan helps foster self-control and discipline, indicating that fasting stretches beyond eating healthy meals. Instead, we are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle supplemented with a well-balanced diet. Here are some easy-peasy healthy Ramadan breakfast meals you can make at home. Check out these healthy recipes below:
1. Blueberry-Flax Oatmeal
Oatmeals are widely regarded as a healthy breakfast meal. Couple it with blueberries (or any other berries of your choice) with some almonds, bolsters vital vitamins and minerals to keep you mentally sharp until it is time to feast again.
Prep time – 15 mins | Cooking – 10 mins | Portion: 1 serving
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup 2% milk
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- ½ tbsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- About 12 almonds (chopped)
- Combine the oats, blueberry, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, honey and milk into a small pot.
- Boil over high heat before lowering to medium and low heat while stirring for 5 – 6 minutes until a thick consistency is formed and oats are soft.
- Remove from heat, add the ground flaxseed and serve with almonds.
2. Grilled Chicken with Herbs
Equip yourself with well-needed protein, essential for gym junkies and bodybuilders who need those gains. Sides like vegetables and spices like chilli, garlic and lemon juice equate to a balanced and flavourful meal. Get prepping on this healthy recipe below:
Prep time – 15 mins | Cooking – 20 mins | Portion: 4-6 servings
For grilled chicken:
- 1 cup yoghurt
- 500g boneless chicken breast (sliced)
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper (crushed)
- 1 tsp garlic cloves (chopped)
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 ½ tsp red chilli (crushed)
- Marinate the chicken breast for 2 hours or overnight.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Grill chicken over medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side.
- Remove and set on a plate.
- Separately, add the vegetables with olive oil, salt and black pepper and cook.
- Set with the grilled chicken and serve.
3. Bubur Lambuk
Filling yourself for the day does not mean stuffing yourself to the brim, but eating moderately and light. Porridge (bubur) is a light meal that helps ease your way into other heavier meals, essential in avoiding indigestions and discomforts.
Prep time – 20 mins | Cooking – 20 mins | Portion – 4-5 serving
- ¾ cup white rice (rinsed)
- 1500ml water
- 300g chicken (shredded)
- 30g onion (chopped)
- 20g garlic (chopped)
- 15g ginger (chopped)
- 20g lemongrass
- ⅓ cup ghee
- 4 tbsp coconut milk
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- 20g dried shallots
- 15g parsley (chopped)
- 15g spring onions (chopped)
- 10g red chilli (chopped)
- Heat cooking oil and ghee.
- Saute the garlic, onion, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and coriander until aromatic.
- Add in the rice with water into a pot and bring to boil. Stir occasionally until rice is soft and becomes porridge.
- Add the chicken and cook until soft and tender.
- Add the coconut milk and sprinkle salt.
- Stir until thickens and serve with garnish.
There you have it, 3 simple but immensely healthy Ramadan recipes meals to keep you going throughout Ramadan. But keep them to yourself, share this meal with your loved one for a healthy Ramadan meal this year.
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