Ramadaniyat 11: Exercise Is A Blessings – Quinoa Salad Recipe with Vegetables

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fast (for some days) and give up fasting (for some days); pray and sleep, for your body has a right on you, and your eyes have a right on you.” (Narrated by Bukhari)

Some people tend to lack mobility during Ramadan, especially women. To get rid of extra calories and to stay fit, it is advisable to exercise daily, two hours after Iftar to allow some time to digest food.

If you are used to exercise, you can exercise before Iftar, but be sure to drink plenty of fluids during Iftar and eat slowly to make up for the missed nutrients that are necessary for your body.



Quinoa Salad Recipe with Vegetables that Contains a High Amount of Nutrients


Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • A cup of cucumber cut into thin slices

  • A cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced ​​into halves

  • ¼ cup of sweet yellow pepper

  • ¼ cup of sweet red pepper

  • ½ cup of chopped red onions

  • ½ cup of feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons of parsley for garnish

  • A cup of washed chickpeas

  • ¼ cup of black olives


Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper to taste


Dijon Mustard Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of brown mustard seeds

  • 3 tablespoons of yellow mustard seeds

  • ⅓ cup of white vinegar

  • ⅓ cup pomegranate juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion

  • ¾ of a teaspoon of salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • A pinch of paprika  



Dijon mustard: Add all dry ingredients together and mix them. Add the remaining ingredients and mix them, then cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Mix in a blender and mix until desired. Place in a small, tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks before use.

Salad: Put quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onions, feta cheese, chickpeas, parsley and olives in a large bowl.

Dressing: Mix all ingredients well in a bowl. You can keep the dressing in the refrigerator for a week. Pour the mixture over the quinoa and mix it evenly, then sprinkle the parsley and enjoy it with your family.

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Food -- The Alternative Medicine is a blog about foods that I mostly have tried in the past 10 years to reduce or replace the medicine I am taking. I am a woman in the early fifties. I have suffered from several illnesses, from diabetes to high blood pressure and cholesterol and other medical issues. I have used many different kinds of foods and drinks to alleviate the symptoms of these illnesses. In this blog I will talk about each food and its benefit. Please Consult your physician before using any alternative. الغذاء -- الطب البديل هو مدونة عن الأطعمة التي جربتها في الغالب في السنوات العشر الماضية لخفض أو استبدال الدواء الذي أتناوله. أنا امرأة في أوائل الخمسينات. لقد عانيت من عدة أمراض ، كمرض السكري إ، وارتفاع ضغط الدم ، والكولسترول وغيرها من أمور طبية. لقد استخدمت العديد من الأنواع المختلفة من الأطعمة والمشروبات للتخفيف من أعراض هذه الأمراض. في هذه المدونة سأتحدث عن كل نوع طعام وفوائده. يرجى استشارة الطبيب قبل استخدام أي علاج بديل.

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