As Muslims, one of the best ways to live life is to follow the Quran and Sunnah. If you recall from the guest post Top 5 Healthy Sunnah Foods to Add to Your Diet article, the foods that were included in the Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah were discussed, and some of the benefits of including those foods in your own diets were highlighted. In this article, I’m now going to be sharing 5 foods mentioned* in the Holy Quran that may be beneficial to add to your diet!
*The foods mentioned are based on the widely accepted Sahih International translation of the Holy Quran. Note that other translations may offer different meanings and contexts.
In Surah Al Waqiah (chapter 56 verse: 27-33) the Quran tells us:
“And the people of the right-how blessed will they be! They will be amid thornless lote trees, clusters of bananas, extended shade, flowing water, abundant fruit never out of season nor forbidden”
The Quran makes general mention of fruit being eaten by those in paradise, and a specific mentio...
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Eggs are a staple in our kitchen. Whether it is for a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs or used in a recipe for baking, eggs are one of those ingredients I have to stock up on weekly.
Friday, October 12th is World Egg Day, a global celebration dedicated to eggs. My family will be celebrating with these Indian Spiced Egg and Hashbrown Waffles. Celebrate World Egg Day with your friends and family by enjoying your favourite egg dishes.
Indian Spiced Egg and Hashbrown Waffles
Eggs are a quick, easy, and affordable source of protein. Two large eggs provide 13g of protein. They are also packed with nutrients such as:
Omega-3 fats (in eggs that are labeled omega -3 eggs. The hens are fed flaxseed, which is a source of omega -3s)
Recently I wrote an article for SELF Magazine featuring a variety of ethnic veggies that go beyond your mainstream kale. I took it a step further and actually bought most of the veggies shared by other Dietitians to try myself.
Chayote is one of the veggies I picked up. I've seen it at the supermarket before but was never adventurous enough to try it until now. It looks like a green pear with a fist at the bottom.
In terms of nutrition, it is a source of:
- vitamin C
Chayotes can be eaten cooked or raw. When I took a bite of it, it was crunchy and had a flavour profile similar to cucumber and a bit of celery.
I put together this pickled chayote salad while I was putting together a turkey dinner. It was quick, easy, and made with simple ingredients found in my kitchen.