This post is in partnership with Salam Sudduf. As always, all opinions are my own.
As soon as Sudduf announced deets about the Ramadan Market, I knew I wanted to attend (even if it meant lining up to get in)! I was super excited to be one of the bloggers to cover the event. Initially, the plan was that I would be heading to the Ramadan Market on my own while my husband watched the kids. Last minute plans changed, my husband had work, and I had to take my almost 3 year old toddler AND by 6.5 month with me! Needless to say, I was a little worried about how I would do this on my own but I was determined. Regardless of a few obstacles that come with juggling 2 kiddos, I was still able to enjoy the Ramadan Market and glad I was able to bring my toddler to be a part of the Ramadan Market.
Photo Courtesy of Asma Rahman (me, Asma)
Here are 3 things I LOVED about the Ramadan Market:
1. The Mothers’ Room Sponsored by Asma from This Ruh
It must be no surprise that the first stop I made was the Mothers...
If you grew up in a Desi household, you’ve probably heard health and nutrition tips from elders, whether it was your parents, grandparents, or concerned neighbourhood aunty. You’ve heard these tips so many times that it almost feels like its right but you’re not quite sure if it even makes sense anymore. I’m here to help with that!
After giving birth, it’s as if mothers have a sign on them that invites all aunties to give their unsolicited advice. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about combining traditional health practices with modern techniques, but there are some pieces of advice that just don’t work. The problem with some of these nutrition myths are that it can actually just cause more overwhelm to an already tired mom, especially if it isn’t true.
The Ramadan Suhoor and Iftar Meal Planners are simple, practical tools you can use to help make meal planning and staying healthy during Ramadan a million times easier! This calendar-like tool can be printed out and placed on your fridge for you to fill out throughout the week and always have in front of you for reference as you prepare your suhoor and iftar for the week.
Here’s how to use it to make the best out of this helpful planner!
The first is protein and the examples shown are eggs, Greek yogurt, beans, meat and poultry. These examples are diverse enough to accommodate whether you prefer breakfast type or dinner type suhoor foods, and are all there so you wont forget to mark it down!
2. Whole Grains
The second category is whole grains. This is slightly different from the iftar planner as rather than having a general “carbohydrate” category, this ensures you’re planning your meals with the best kind...