These healthy meal ideas from the NHS will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan.
The meal plan includes ingredients from the major five food groups and was written by medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars.
Try taking ideas for your meals from the following day plans. Fluids (water and juices) and dates should always be added to each sahur (pre-dawn meal) and iftar (dinner – the meal which ends the day’s fast).
The iftar is always broken with dates, followed by dinner.
Sahur: a bowl of porridge with milk, one slice of toast and a handful of unsalted nuts
Iftar: pitta bread with chicken, salad and hummus and one or two pieces of baklava
Sahur: wheat-based cereal with milk, a plain scone or crumpet and an apple or banana
Iftar: chicken with boiled rice, vegetable curry and mixed salad, followed by fruit salad with single cream
Sahur: a bowl of shredded wheat or muesli and a pear or orange
Iftar: baked fish with roasted vegetables, or fish curry with rice followed by sweet vermicelli or one piece of jalebi (an Indian sweet)
Sahur: cheese, then one teaspoon of jam with crackers or toast, and a handful of dried fruits
Iftar: pasta cooked with vegetables and chicken or fish, and a slice of plain cake with custard