Ramadan Special: Avoid wastefulness during Iftar

Ramadan Saturday 24/April/2021 22:34 PM
By: Times News Service
Ramadan Special: Avoid wastefulness during Iftar

Ramadan is a time to be grateful for what we have, to avoid wastefulness, and take the opportunity to improve our lives. The Iftar meal is the greatest embodiment of Allah’s grace and generosity, and the way we serve and celebrate this daily meal should reflect that.

When planning for Iftar cook in moderation so that there is no wastage of food. Prepare food only enough for your family, as you aren't having any guests due to the ongoing pandemic. Do not fall into the fear of not having enough.

Break your fast in moderation. Similarly Suhoor is a vital part of fasting and one should eat a healthy meal in Suhoor to remain in good health for the rest of the day. Like Iftar for Suhoor one should eat in moderation. Remember to stay hydrated, choose good carbs, eat plenty of greens and avoid food that is high in fat, salt and sugar content.

Ramadan Words
Eat of its fruit when it yields, and give its due on the day of its harvest, and do not waste. He does not love the wasteful. Surah: 6, Verse: 141.

Health tips
Try adding watermelon to your Suhoor meal or eat it as a sweet treat after Iftar. Watermelon is high in water content, which helps your stomach not to crave for food. It is also rich in vitamin C, which is beneficial for the health. The best way to stay hydrated  during Ramadan is to include this fruit in your diet.Try adding watermelon to your Suhoor meal or eat it as a sweet treat after Iftar.

Iftar Recipe

6 small potatoes (washed and poke with fork)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon spring onion greens, finely chopped
1 and half cups shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200 degree c. Bake potatoes in the oven for 1 hour till soft. Allow to cool slightly.
Slice each potato in ½ lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp of the potato.
In a bowl, mash potatoes ,sour cream, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk as needed to create a creamy texture.
Stir in spring onion greens and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese.
Fill each skin with the mashed potato filling and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Serve hot.- By Oneza Tabish