Healthy recipes to try this Ramadan

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Alison Bernicker, Adelaide Chen, Matt Cassella, Saba Ali, Adam Playford, Martha Guevara

Ramadan is a time best-known for the fasting that Muslims practice during the holy month – 30 days when, between sunrise and sunset, observers go without food or drink. The experience is meant to honor the privilege of having plenty and create empathy for the many people around the world who go without on a regular basis.

Because of Islam’s lunar calendar, this year Ramadan takes place during some of the longest days of the year, meaning that practicing Long Islanders will be fasting for more than 15 hours a day.

From meals packed with protein and whole grains to creative salads and healthy desserts that indulge your sweet tooth, we’ve gathered a collection of healthy recipes to help you survive the longer days. Use the tools below to search for a recipe that works for you – and check back every day to see our featured recipe. You can also share your own dishes by sending a photo and the recipe to alison.bernicker@newsday.com.

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