Excellent Algerian Recipes Blog

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I normally don’t get to do two posts in one day, but I HAD to share some Algerian recipes with you all! This meal was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend recommend making it for feasts and special occasions.

My friend La Petite Maman has some amazing Algerian recipes on her blog. Today I made her Algerian couscous (Kseksou), her Algerian chicken and olives (Djedj Bezzitoun), and her Algerian Sablés (cookies).

If you’re looking for some good Algerian recipes (or just Mediterranean recipes in general), her blog is a must see. Check it out!

And leave me a message in the comments section and tell me how you think I did!

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Healthy Snack Guide: Oranges

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Salam!

Happy holidays to my Christian friends. I hope you enjoy some rest and time with your families.

Today I want to talk about ORANGES. My favorite!

Okay, so we all know that oranges, tangerines, and other sorts of citrus are all delicious, but what sort of nutritional value do they really have?

Oranges and tangerines have some important nutrients such as Vitamin C, B1, and A, and they also have a decent amount of fiber. There are also some notable health benefits. The vitamin C helps with your skin, and the fiber helps lower cholesterol, with digestive health, and it can even be good for your heart.

I just love to buy bags of tiny tangerines (“Halos,” anyone?) and throw a couple in my backpack or purse to take with me when I’m on the go. Most of them are seedless and don’t even require a knife to peel them. It’s a great way to give yourself some vitamins and a “pick-me-up” in the afternoon with some natural sugars.

So the next time you’re at the market, get some oranges for a healthy and a tasty snack!

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YUM!

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Staying Hydrated

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We all know how important it is to say hydrated. Have you been drinking enough water lately?

According to a report in the Institute of Medicine, the “general recommendations for women at approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water — from all beverages and foods — each day, and men an average of approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water.”

So how much water should we actually have to drink, without the food intake accounted for?

The Mayo Clinic recommends that for a healthy adult individual, “an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day.” Children will need less water than adults, and people who are ill often need additional fluids.

You’re probably thinking that 2.2-3 liters sounds a bit more than the “8 glasses a day” that is usually thought to be sufficient for both men and women.

Guess we should be a bit more mindful.

I’ve started carrying a (large) water bottle around with me while I’m out for the day. Depending on the size of your bottle, if you fill it up in the morning and tell yourself that you need to drink the entire bottle (and maybe refill it and drink a second one if it’s small), you should be getting enough fluids in no time. Good luck!

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Halal Lifestyle

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Salam alaikoum!

My name is Fatima, and I started this blog after committing to a new healthy lifestyle as a way of sharing ideas, connecting with others, and hopefully even making a few friends as I continue on this journey to a “healthier me.”

My goal is to increase my iman, my nutrition, and my physical fitness. In sha’Allah you will join me.

In my blog, you will see posts about Islam, healthy eating, exercise, and general health. While my blog will feature some posts that will appeal most to Muslim women, I welcome both men and women of all faiths.

Stay tuned for some healthy snack ideas to get things started this week, followed by a discussion about modesty and working out, in sha’Allah. I can’t wait to get started!

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Maasalama!