Infuse Chocolates into your Iftar delicacies with a healthy twist

During the holy month of Ramadan, it might be tempting to give into sugary cravings, especially after long periods of fasting. Desserts and chocolate make up an essential component that completes the Iftar and seasonal gifting experience. But as people become more health conscious, they are looking for healthier alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth. Confectioners and chocolatiers are now offering an array of healthier indulgences that have organic, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan properties. Sarah Benkhalifa from Belvas Belgian Chocolates shares a number of ways of incorporating chocolate into your Ramadan diet, with a healthy twist.

• Indulge in dark chocolate plain or use it as a healthier option in the baking of cakes, brownies, cookies or tarts

• Replace your dessert with fruit where applicable. Drizzle strawberries, pineapples or bananas with dark chocolate, or dip it into a dark chocolate fondue

• Combine dates, cocoa, nuts and coconut oil for a power packed energy bar to replenish any energy lost during the fasting period

• Invest in the healthy preparation for your traditional desserts. Bake your Qatayef instead of frying it. Use skimmed milk in the making of your Mohalabiya or Custard. Substitute ghee or butter with canola or olive oil and sugar for honey, limiting the amount of sugar syrup using in pastries.


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