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Asma Ahad (right), Food Scientist at IFANCA and Presenter at the Halal & Healthy Workshop

The last stop on the Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshop tour around Chicagoland was Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan, IL.

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Volunteers at Islamic Foundation North (Waukegan, IL)

Just before Ramadan, IFANCA presented our last workshop on Halal & Healthy Nutrition with a presentation by Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, on how food industry products and natural food ingredients affect the way we are satiated- flavors, texture, color and desire in what we consume. I presented a cooking demo of four short recipes in which all-natural, real food, halal-certified-by-IFANCA ingredients were used to make simple snacks and appetizers.  Everyone received a sampling of these recipes.

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Halal & Healthy Workshop

For a full list of recipes we demonstrated and sampled, see below.

Roger Othman, Executive Director of IFANCA, presents an audience member with a raffle ticket winning prize, a Rachel Ray Stock Pot.

Recipes from all of our Chicagoland Halal & Healthy Nutrition workshops:

Crunchy Party Mix using halal-certified chickpeas from Saffron Road and halal-certified pistachios from Awesome brand. Get the recipe here

Stuffed Dates with Melted Chocolate and Pistachios using halal-certified Natural Delights dates stuffed with halal-certified Awesome brand Almonds and topped with halal-certified brand Awesome brand pistachios and halal-certified Godiva chocolate. Get the recipe here

Flatbread Triangles with Veggies & Cheese using halal-certified Kontos bread and halal-certified Cabot cheese. Get the recipe here

Chocolate & Banana Smoothie using halal-certified Organic Valley milk and halal-certified Godiva chocolate. Get the recipe here.

Banana & Chocolate Smoothie
Almond-Filled Natural Delights Dates with Melted Chocolate & Pistachios
Flatbread Triangles with Cheese & Fresh Veggies
Crunch Party Mix


Where else would you like to see us visit and present this FREE workshop? Let us know in the comments below.

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