Healthy recipes to try this Ramadan

Burgers made from lean ground turkey, capers and

Burgers made from lean ground turkey, capers and mustard get a flavorful creamy feta topping. (May 8, 2012) (Credit: Marge Perry)

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. Click here to view the recipes or at the link below and use the sorting tools to search for a recipe that works for you. You can also share your own dishes by sending a photo and the recipe to alison.bernicker@newsday.com.

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