When it comes to eating at Suhoor time, our stomachs can often turn at the thought of eating leftover chicken karahi at 3:30am. Yet at the same time, we may want to eat something a bit more filling that doesn’t leave our stomachs feeling heavy before Fajr.
Here are 10 recommendations for a filling, delicious and healthy iftar.
These are an unbeatable breakfast staple. Not only are they high in protein, they are also a complex carb, meaning energy will be released slower throughout the day. They’re also super versatile; you can have them savoury, sweet, blended, with fruit, nuts, or chocolate; the possibilities are truly endless. My personal favourite combination is oats with peanut butter, strawberries and blueberries.
Whilst these are a bit more fancy, they require less effort than people believe. All you need to do is blend up some frozen fruit and keep it in the fridge overnight. Upon assembling, garnish with whatever you enjoy. This could be toasted almonds, chia seeds, fresh fruit or nuts.
This one’s super easy and only requires an egg, bagel and hash brown.
Who doesn’t love an omlette? Once again these are so versatile, you can have it with tomatoes, mushrooms, sausage or peppers. I love mine with cherry tomatoes, garlic mushrooms and sausages.
These are so delicious and easy to make. All you need to do is cut the potato into thin slices and fry them in a pan with onions. Once they’re nearly cooked add a beaten egg in to bring it all together.
Shakshouka is a well loved middle eastern dish that consists of eggs (who would’ve guessed), poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion and garlic, and is commonly spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper.
Toasted croissants are a super easy yet delicious Suhoor. Simply toast a croissant and fill it as if it were a sandwich.
These are another versatile food which you can have sweet or savoury. Personally I enjoy mine sweet, and love making banana pancakes as I know I’m getting one of my five a day – these also go amazing with peanut butter. If you’re not a fan, the unbeatable combination of fresh strawberries and chocolate never goes amiss.
It’s crunchy, it’s yolky, it’s got good fats and proteins for you.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes even the thought of chewing food for a lengthy period of time can put me off eating something at suhoor. Having a smoothie not only eliminates that, but allows you to have more nutrients. Banana smoothies are super easy and refreshing at this time of morning, and adding oats, dates and other fruit can make it even better for you.
We hope we’ve inspired you with some delicious breakfast ideas you can implement at your next sehri!