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3 Low Calorie Snacks for Iftar

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A traditional Pakistani iftar table is incomplete without all those deep-fried spicy items that our desi taste buds are so fond of! Of course there is no harm in treating yourself with few fritters or samosas but if you’re trying to loose weight then better watch out what you eat. Here are three low calorie snacks recipes for iftar that will provide you your daily dose of spice and masala in minimum calories.

GRAM SALAD

three bean salad 3 Low Calorie Snacks for Iftar

There is no better way of adding fresh vegetables and beans to your iftar table than this salad. The dressing used in it contains all of our desi spices so you and your family will definitely enjoy it!

Ingredients

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Chickpeas – 1 cup (boiled)

Kidney beans – 1 cup (boiled)

Tomato – 1 medium (seeded & diced)

Capsicum – 1 medium (diced)

Potato – 1 medium (boiled & diced)

Onion – 1 medium (diced)

Ketchup – 1 tbsp

Black salt – just a pinch

Table salt – ½ tsp

Crushed black pepper – ½ tsp

Chat masala – 1/4th tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Procedure

Take a medium bowl and prepare the dressing of your salad by mixing ketchup, black salt, table salt, chat masala, black pepper, lemon juice and vinegar together.

Mix all chopped fresh veggies and grams together, pour your dressing over it and mix again.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Serving: 3-4

HEALTHY MOZZARELLA SANDWICHES

12 3 Low Calorie Snacks for Iftar

Boost up your energy levels after fasting with these healthy low-fat mozzarella sandwiches! A perfect combination of veggies, eggs and cheese that will ensure you get all essential nutrients without any extra oil.

Ingredients

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Bran bread – 6 slices

Low fat mozzarella cheese slices – 2

Tomatoes – 2

BBQ sauce – to taste

Mustard sauce – to taste

Egg – 1 (hard boiled)

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Crushed black pepper – to taste

Procedure

Thinly slice your tomatoes and boiled eggs.

Put your grill pan on high heat and add olive oil, grill your tomatoes for two minutes.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on your tomatoes, don’t grill each side for more than 60 seconds. Tomatoes should be nice and juicy, avoid overcooking.

Lightly toast all bran bread slices.

On a clean and smooth surface place two slices in a row, evenly spread BBQ sauce and place your grilled tomatoes on them.

Top you grilled tomatoes with slices of hard boiled eggs and sprinkle little salt and pepper over it.

Now place another layer of toasted bran bread over your boiled eggs followed by mozzarella cheese slices.

Take the remaining two slices and spread mustard sauce on them, place these last two slices over your sandwiches and cut them into halves. Your healthy mozzarella sandwiches are ready.

Serving: 2

BAKED CHICKEN SKEWERS

1 3 Low Calorie Snacks for Iftar

This recipe is a must try for all chicken lovers! The deliciously spicy, tender and juicy chicken will be a perfect treat for iftar. You can always wrap up these skewers accompanied by some salad in pita bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

2 3 Low Calorie Snacks for Iftar

Boneless chicken – 500 gm (cut in cubes)

Garlic – 3 cloves (minced)

BBQ sauce – 3 tbsp

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Chili flakes – ½ tsp

Green chilies – 2 (minced)

Mustard powder – ½ tsp

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Cumin powder – 1/4th tsp

Wooden skewers – as required

Procedure

Marinate chicken with BBQ sauce, garlic, salt, vinegar, chili flakes, green chilies, mustard powder and olive oil and leave for at least three hours.

Thread chicken on to the wooden skewers.

Line a baking tray with baking sheet and place your skewers over them.

Pre heat your oven at 170 C for ten minutes and bake your chicken skewers for 25 minutes or until chicken gets done.

Serve with ketchup or mint chutney.

Serving: 2-3

 

 

 

 

  

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