Calories in Afghani Food
- (Waitrose) Kebab Lamb Shish
- (Asda) Naan Garlic and Coriander Bread
- (Kontos) Flatbread - Sandwich Roll-Up, Lavash
- (Soyummi) Pudding - Rice
- (Waitrose) Kebab Lamb with Halloumi Cheese and Olives
- (Londis) Fingers All Butter Shortbread
- (Bolani) Sweet Jalapeno Jelly
Afghani food staples are wheat, maize, barley, and rice. However, Afghanistan is known for the production of a wide variety of fruits such as grapes, pomegranates, apricots, berries and plums. Both fresh and dried fruits and vegetables as well as dried nuts and seeds are the core of the typical Afghani diet making it very healthy. Unsalted nuts, such as almonds can serve as a great nutritious and filling snack. However be sure to eat correct portion sizes of these nutrient-dense foods.
Rice is the main component of all Afghani dishes. To consume healthy Afghani food, ask for the rice on the side or only consume half of the rice served. Often times many restaurants serve large portions of rice that can be very caloric. If possible ask for brown rice that contains more nutrients. Fresh yogurt, coriander, garlic, onions, tomatoes and potatoes are ingredients commonly used in many dishes. Kebabs are a famous Afghani dish served in many restaurants usually with lamb meat. When eating Afghani food the best options are those containing a lean meat such as chicken or turkey and a lot of vegetables. Because Afghani food relies heavily on fruits, vegetables, and nuts, it can be a very smart and healthy choice!