Festive seasons usually call for sweet desserts that are very hard to ignore. During the Eid al-Fitr holiday, people love to partake in cookies and biscuits which are rich in calories.
Here is a list of the most popular Eid desserts and their corresponding calorie counts:
Egyptian Kahk- 110cal
Petit Fours- 90 cal
Ghoryba- 160 cal
Dates- 60 cal
Qatayef- 325 cal
Kunafah- 350 cal
Baklava- 540 cal
The desserts listed above can be considered staples in some households. However, there have been plenty of healthy recipes that have emerged in the last few years. They have been developed so that you no longer have to feel guilty about the calorie count every single time you take a delectable bite of your tasty Eid dessert.
To make sure you can keep enjoying your Eid desserts for a long time, you need to make healthier lifestyle choices. For example, you can start baking your Eid treats yourself so that you can see and control the amount of sugar that you put in each recipe. You can also substitute some of the ingredients with healthier alternatives like fruits and vegetables.
Just as how you sneak in your favorite treat into your mouth, sneak in a little workout every day also to burn out the calories that you have accumulated over the holiday. This will be a beneficial way to stay in shape and keep eating delicious (but healthy) Eid sweets.
Do not forget your water! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Water consumption during and after meals aids your digestion and helps break down food so that it can go down the esophagus smoothly. It’s great for your gut and can also prevent constipation.