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10 Delicious Low-Calorie Recipes for a Healthy Guilt-Free Ramadan

During Ramadan, it may be very tempting to give up your healthy eating habits in order to indulge in all of these delicious meals and desserts. However, you can still eat delicious food while staying healthy and consuming fewer calories. Everyone's goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining weight. That's why we've put together a list of ten healthy, low-calorie, and tasty main dishes to prepare during Ramadan. Here are 10 delicious low-calorie recipes for a healthy, guilt-free Ramadan.

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Steak with Garlic Sauce ( approx 230 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Damn Delicious 

Ingredients: 

- 4 steak pieces

-1 cup cooking cream

- ¼ cup sugar-free grape juice

- ½ cup shredded parmesan

- ¼ cup chopped onion

- 2 Tbsp Oil

- 2 Tbsp of chopped parsley

- 5 minced garlic cloves

- Salt and Pepper as desired

Steps:

1. Season the steak with salt and pepper and set aside.

2. Cook the steak in a non-stick pan with one tbsp of oil on medium heat.

3. After they turn brown, add the grape juice until the steak is cooked.

4. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and cook the onion till it turns golden brown.

5. Add the cooking cream, then the parmesan cheese, and turn off the heat.

6. After the steak is cooked, serve it with the cream sauce above it.

7. Note: don’t add the sauce unless you are serving the steak immediately, so it won’t absorb all of the sauce. 

Crunchy Fillet Fish (approx 150 Calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: City Fish Market

Ingredients:

-½ kilo of sliced filet fish

-1 large onion

-2 Peppers( one of them could be spicy or chili)

-5 Garlic cloves

-1Egg

-1 Tbsp lemon juice

- 1 cup of bread crumbs

- Green coriander ( as desired)

- Salt, pepper, and cumin (as desired)

Steps:

1. Process the onions, green pepper, and coriander in the food processor.

2. Add the mixture to the fish, along with the lemon juice, and set aside for 15 minutes.

3. Whisk the egg in a side dish and in another dish, add breadcrumbs.

4. Dip the fish in the egg, then in the bread crumbs.

5. Put the fish in the freezer for an hour.

6. Cook the fish in the oven after sprinkling oil on the pan. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes till it turns golden.

7. Serve the fish with brown rice and decorate it with a sprinkle of coriander.

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Chinese chicken with vegetables (approx. 200 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Cooking Classy 

Ingredients:

- 4 fillet chicken breasts

-¼ kilo of sliced zucchini

-¼ kilo of sliced potatoes

- Broccoli

- 4 Garlic cloves

- A sprinkle of salt and pepper

- 1 cup yogurt

- A½ cup of skimmed milk

- 1 Butter cube

- 1 nutmeg sprinkle

- 1 Tsp Italian spices (dried oregano, dried rosemary)

Steps: 

1. Melt ½ a butter cube in a pan, then cook the chicken with salt and pepper.

2. Place½ garlic cloves on top of the chicken without cutting them.

3. In a separate pan, melt the remaining ½ butter cubes and add the potatoes and zucchini, cooking them on low heat with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, the Italian spices, and the remaining garlic cloves.

4. Before the chicken and veggies are cooked, add them to another pan with milk and nutmeg and cook them in the oven for 15 minutes.

5. Serve the veggies with the chicken on top and add the yogurt sauce with garlic flavor.

Chicken Shawarma with vegetables ( approx. 200 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Ready Set Eat

Ingredients:

-3 Medium peppers

- 1 large thin-sliced onion

- 1 Tbsp paprika

- 1 Tsp Chili powder

-4 Tbsp vinegar

- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

- 1 Tsp Mustard

- 1 cup yogurt

Steps:

1. Add the chicken to a deep bowl and add the yogurt, mustard, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, lemon, vinegar, and colored pepper and mix them all together.

2. Leave them in the fridge inside a nylon bag. 

3. In a cooking pan, add the onion, lemon juice, pepper, and a tsp of water and cook.

4. Add the chicken with its marinade to the pan and stir well until it is cooked. If the pan becomes dry, add some water.

5. Serve it with rice or brown bread.

Pasta with roasted vegetables and mint ( approx. 150-200 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Nourished By Nutrition

Ingredients:

-200 gm brown pasts

- 2 sliced zucchinis

-1 small onion

-1 sliced red pepper

-½ sliced eggplant

- 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh mint

-2 Tbsp olive oil

- Salt and pepper as desired

Steps:

1. Place all of the vegetables in a large pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill for 20–25 minutes.

2. In the meantime, cook the pasta for 8–10 minutes.

3. Put the pasta and the roasted veggies and a bit of salt and pepper together with olive oil and serve.

Salmon with thyme dish (approx. 150-200 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Blog Williams Sonoma

Ingredients: 

-1 Salamon slice 150-200 gm

- 1 minced garlic clover

- Parsely

- 1 Tbsp Olive oil

- A sprinkle of thyme

- A sprinkle of salt and pepper

-A sprinkle of paprika

-A sprinkle of cumin

Steps:

1. Marinate the salmon with the spices, thyme, and garlic, then leave it for 5 minutes.

2. In a non-stick pan, heat the olive oil.

3. Cook the salmon on both sides.

4. Serve with roasted vegetables.

Grilled shrimp with vegetables( approx 150-200 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Healthy Fitness Meals

Ingredients:

-1-kilo shrimp

- 2 colored peppers

- 1 large chopped onion

- 1 tsp ginger

-1 tsp turmeric

- 1 tsp cumin

- 1tsp minced garlic

- 1 tsp curry

- tsp saffron

- salt and pepper sprinkle

Steps:

1. Wash the shrimp and marinate them in a mixture of cumin, salt, pepper, curry, saffron, garlic, and half of the onion.

2. Grill the shrimp with the sliced colored pepper, sliced onion, chopped garlic, and ginger.

3. Cook on both sides until done.

4. Serve with roasted vegetables.

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Grilled Chicken Kofta

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Feel Good Foodie

Ingredients:

-½ chicken breast

- 2 large green peppers

-1 medium onion

- A sprinkle of spices( paprika-garlic powder-onion powder-curry-salt-white pepper-thyme)

- 1 tsp of fresh parsley

Steps:

1. Process the chicken, spices, onion, and pepper together. 

2. In a non-stick pan, make round circles of chicken and put them in the pan, then bake for 30 minutes on medium heat.

3. After it’s well done, serve it on a serving plate.

Grits with Meat ( approx 250 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Super Mama

Ingredients:

-1 Cup os soaked grits

-½ kilo of minced meat

-1 tsp minced garlic

- 1 tsp minced red pepper

-1 tsp minced green pepper

- 1 Tbsp olive oil

- salt and pepper and spices

- 1 cup of water

Steps:

1. In a cooking pan cook oil, salt and pepper, and garlic.

2. Add the grits then stir, then add the spices, the minced meat, and then the water.

3. Let the grits absorb the water until cooked.

4. Serve with a green salad.

Rice with chicken and Vegetables ( approx. 200-250 calories)

Low-Calorie Recipes

Image Credits: Student Eats 

Ingredients:

-4 chicken breasts

- 2 cups of water-soaked rice

-2 chopped onions

- 1 Tbsp minced garlic

-1 cup of diced rice

- 1 cup of diced and peeled potatoes

- 1 cup of boiled peas

-1 tsp cumin

- 1 tsp of dried grounded coriander

- 1 tsp of grounded black pepper

Steps:

1. In a deep pan, add a little oil and let it heat.

2. Stir in the onions until they turn golden, then add the garlic and the rest of the vegetables.

3. Add the chicken and cover the pan until it is fully cooked.

4. Remove the chicken and set it aside in a dish.

5. Extract the rice from the water and put it in the cooking pan that has the veggies.

6. Add water, salt, and pepper to taste, and set aside to cook the rice.

7. Right before it’s cooked, add the chicken, then serve the chicken above the veggies and rice.

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Finally..

I hope these recipes help you stay healthy while eating delicious food while consuming fewer calories. Remember to tell your friends and family about it!


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