As mentioned in the previous post about foods for Ramadhan, I was asked by many of you to give some examples of what can be eaten for Suhoor and Iftar, the two main meals during the month. What we eat at these two meals is essentially the petrol we are filling our tanks with; this will provide us with the energy we need to fulfill all our Ramadhan plans, activities and goals.
Often, eating at 2 or 3am can feel odd and nauseating for some. This can make it really difficult to eat enough of the nutritious foods to keep you going the next day. Try to eat something rather than nothing. With all meals, aim to drink 2-3 glasses of water. At suhoor time, aim for 2-3 glasses of water, spaced out through your meal.
Below is a compilation of different meal ideas for your breakfast meal at suhoor. This is serves as guidance and is not a meal plan however should give you some ideas on what you may want to eat in the morning.
Healthy Suhoor ideas
- Meal example: 2 scrambled eggs with 1-2 wholegrain bread with greek yogurt with nuts and berries. Find an easy to follow scrambled eggs recipe here.
- Meal example: Omelette with spinach, served with 1-2 wholegrain bread or wrapped in a chappati/tortilla wrap. A Spanish, spinach omelette recipe can be found here.
- Meal example: Banana oat smoothie (recipe here)
- Meal example: 2 boiled eggs with wholegrain bread topped with peanut butter and banana. Some tips on how to make soft boiled eggs can be found here.
- Meal example: Oat pancakes with Greek yogurt, nuts and fruit. The recipe for my oat pancakes can be found here.
- Wholewheat bagel filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and salad. You could substitute the smoked salmon for eggs. Here is an example of a salmon bagel recipe.
- Peanut pancakes are easily made with some ground peanut flour – this makes the flour low in fat but packed with protein and nutrients. My peanut pancake recipe can be found here
More breakfast type ideas can be found in another post written here.
What do you eat for Suhoor? Drop a comment below!