The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will launch an e-book with healthy recipes in an attempt to promote a healthy lifestyle and overcome obesity and other lifestyle diseases in the country.
A total of 57 healthy recipes aligned with the Qatar Dietary Guidelines will be included in the book which offers insights and guidance for healthy eating. The book will be available for free on the ministry’s website and the recipes introduced at restaurants.
The recipes were selected through a contest ‘Cook Healthy-Live Healthy’ and five winners of the competition were honoured by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari on Monday.
The competition was launched at the Qatar International Food Festival 2016.
Iman al-Hammadi won the first place, while Mary Turner, Kim White, Ghada Sadiq and Aisha Hussein won the second to fifth places, respectively.
Sheikha Dr al-Anoud bint Mohamed al-Thani, director of health protection and non-communicable diseases at the Ministry of Public Health said, “The book with healthy recipes will be published soon as part of implementing Qatar Dietary Guidelines.”
Over 70 recipes were submitted for the competition and evaluated by nutritionists at the MoPH with 55 selected for publication in the recipe book. They include various types of popular and non-traditional dishes from different cultures. It also features Qatari popular dishes and how to prepare those with healthy ingredients as well as the nutritional information of each recipe.