How to Break Your Fast

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Tamar Genger MA, RD
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Ratatouille-Lentil-Soup

The end of a fast can lead you into an eating binge which will only make you sick. The best thing to do after a fast, is to eat light. If you don't plan ahead, you will be tempted to just stuff your face with everything in sight.

Start with a drink you like that has a little bit of natural sugar -- orange or apple juice are perfect.  Most people take their inspiration from breakfast foods, since we really are breaking a fast every morning. Whole grains, eggs, yogurt, fruit are filling and won't upset your stomach. The key is to keep it light, avoid spicy or saucy foods and don't over do it.
Here is a menu to help you to plan your break the fast in style. You can make both of these dishes if you are entertaining, but either one of these delicious dishes will do the trick.

Ratatouille-Lentil-Soup

Ratatouille Lentil Soup

Broccoli Swiss Quiche with Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Broccoli Swiss Quiche

I do always like a little sweet treat after a day of fasting, if you have the time to make these refreshing marshmallows, I highly recommend.

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Raspberry Lemonade Marshmallows

Otherwise, try this Espresso Chocolate Turtle Cake, just keep your portion small and save some for tomorrow.

Espresso Chocolate Turtle Cake

Espresso Chocolate Turtle Cake