21 Apr 2022 | Edukatips

Shopping Tips for Healthy and Practical Iftar Menu Preparation

Choosing an iftar menu should not only be concerned with taste but also nutrition in food. Eating healthy foods can help maintain endurance and stamina so that the body is stronger during fasting.

It is important to allocate a budget so that you can carry out fasting properly. For your daily needs, you can easily and practically shop daily through the Lifestyle feature on BCA mobile. A variety of healthy food needs from rice, vegetables, or dates and other fruits that are suitable for breaking the fast.

Now, after preparing the raw materials with monthly shopping, you can also start arranging the iftar menu. To maintain the health of yourself and your family, be sure to also adapt to healthy living habits with the following iftar menu.

Tips for Choosing a Healthy Iftar Menu

1. Start dates as a breakfast menu

Dates are synonymous with breaking the fast. Not only has a sweet taste, but this fruit is also enriched with several important nutrients including fiber, protein, calcium, iron, copper, manganese, and vitamin B6. 

Not only that, dates also have a natural sugar content that can help restore the body's sugar levels during fasting.

2. Green vegetables

You can also eat green vegetables which are good for digestion during fasting. Vegetables are high in vitamins, fiber, and minerals but low in calories. The fiber content in green vegetables also helps the body feel full faster. 

Some creations made from green vegetables are soup, capcay, stir-fried kailan and various other foods. Even though you have stock of groceries purchased at the beginning of the month, the menu creations can still vary.

3. Choose good carbohydrates 

Complex carbohydrates are very important for the body, especially when fasting. Carbohydrates act as a good source of energy. Some foods with complex carbohydrates are brown rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, and pasta. 

4. Lean protein

Tips for choosing the next iftar menu is to choose foods with lean protein content. Consuming high-quality protein contains essential amino acids that are useful for building and maintaining muscle mass. 

Examples include low-fat milk, eggs, fish, beef, poultry, nuts, and legumes. If you want to find a fresh source of protein, you can also buy food once a week.

5. Avoid foods high in fat, sugar, and salt

Next is to avoid food menus with high fat, sugar, and salt content. Intake of sugar, salt and high-fat foods need to be limited during iftar. 

Consuming excess sugar can cause diabetes and obesity. Likewise, eating high-fat foods because it can cause excess weight gain, increasing the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

To reduce sugar and excess salt in cooking, you can use spices as a substitute. Instead of eating and drinking sugary drinks with added sugar, it's a good idea to replace these foods and drinks with natural sugar or honey.

Those are several healthy iftar menu tips. You can get a variety of healthy food ingredients such as fresh vegetables and fruits with Daily Shopping through the Lifestyle Feature on BCA mobile. 

In addition to basic needs, you can also fulfill various needs such as clothing, household appliances, personal care products, children's needs, and much more. In this month of Ramadan, increasing needs can be met even if only at home. Daily Shopping with Lifestyle Features on BCA mobile with only one application to be #LahirBatinReady.

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