Ramadan Pregnancy Nutrition Meal Plan

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Pregnancy is one of the most important transformational stages of your life, and taking care of your body during this transitional phase of your life is vital. If you do decide to fast while being pregnant in Ramadan, it is very important to pay close attention to your body’s signals of any fatigue or tiredness. This Ramadan weekly meal plan can help you get your nutritional requirements efficiently from Maghrib to Fajr, and is suitable for you during your second trimester of pregnancy.

DAY 1

IFTAR 3 dates
1 bowl lentil soup
1 grilled beef fillet with mushrooms
1 cup brown pasta with tomato sauce
SNACK 1 bowl mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing
SNACK 2 squares dark chocolate
SUHOOR 4 tablespoons fuul with ½ baladi bread
1 cup cucumber and carrot slices
1 cup yogurt with 2 tablespoons chia seeds

DAY 2

IFTAR 3 dates
1 cup Koshary
1 cup fresh greens
SNACK 1 bowl fresh fruit salad
SNACK Carrot crisps*
SUHOOR 1 slice wholemeal toast
½ avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons flaxseeds (to top)

DAY 3

IFTAR 3 dates
Chickpea salad
1 grilled chicken breast
SNACK 1 bowl mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing
SNACK 1 apple with 2 tablespoons almond/peanut butter
SUHOOR Chia pudding (top with homemade granola)

DAY 4

IFTAR 3 dates
Tabbouleh
½ cup brown rice with peas in tomato sauce
3 kofta pieces
SNACK ¼ cup dried fruits in water (yameesh)
SNACK 30g unsalted almonds or pistachios
SUHOOR Garden Omelette + Yogurt + Whole Wheat Bread

DAY 5

IFTAR 3 dates
Greek salad*
1 grilled salmon fillet*
1 cup sweet potato wedges*
SNACK 1 banana
SNACK 5 tablespoons hummus dip*
1 carrot and 1 pepper, sliced
SUHOOR 3 baked falafel
1 baladi bread
2 tablespoons tahini dressing
1 bowl mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing

DAY 6

IFTAR 3 dates
1 bowl mixed beans salad
1 baked potato
SNACK Smoothie
SNACK 30g unsalted almonds or pistachios
SUHOOR 4 tablespoons foul with ½ baladi bread
1 cup cucumber and carrot slices
1 cup yogurt with 2 tablespoons chia seeds

DAY 7

IFTAR 3 dates
Lentil salad
SNACK Banana and kiwi smoothie*
SNACK 1 cup almond or skimmed milk
SUHOOR 1 cup foul with 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil and mixed vegetables
2 slices wholewheat bread
1 cup yogurt with 2 tablespoons chia seeds

 Recipes

Banana and Kiwi Smoothie
Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tsp honey

Method

  • Combine all of the banana, kiwi, yogurt, ice, and syrup in a blender and whirl together until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Carrot Crisps
Ingredients

  • 
2 large carrots
  • 1⁄2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Thinly slice carrots to make a crisps like shape
  • Place the carrot slices in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and salt.
  • Lay the carrots on a baking paper and bake for 15-20 minutes until they become 
crispy.

Greek Salad
Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 lettuce head
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into thin rings
  • 1/2 small green pepper, cut into thin rings
  • 1/4 cup black olives

Method

  • Whisk first 5 ingredients together until blended to make dressing.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add dressing to salad.

Honey Glazed Salmon (serves 2)
Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets

Method

  • Preheat oven to 250 C
  • In a small bowl, stir together the honey, mustard, olive oil, and worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a pan and drizzle with sauce
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork.

Hummus Dip
Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tahini dip
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Salt

Method

  • Blend all ingredients together. If consistency is too thick, add some water until desired thickness is reached.
  • Serve with vegetable slices of your choice.

Sweet Potato Wedges
Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder OR 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh basil or rosemary
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Preheat oven to 230 C.
  • Peel sweet potatoes and cut into shape of wedges.
  • In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients. Mix well to coat.
  • Add sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Vinaigrette Dressing
Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard powder. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Stir in minced fresh herbs if desired.

For a more customized nutrition plan based on your goals, needs, and preferences, you can contact our nutritionist Donia Hilal at doniahilal@gmail.com to get your very own nutrition plan.

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