Health Tips | 04/05/2020

Healthy Suhoor Recipes for This Ramadan

By Surbhi Agarwal
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

The Holy month of Ramadan is a time to practice self-control, self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for those less fortunate. This is the time to control excesses and practise moderation in all aspects of life, including food. Having said that, it’s also important to ensure proper nourishment between Iftar and Suhoor to prepare you for the next day of fasting. You need to be mindful of striking the right nutritional balance in the meals you consume in order to stay healthy, energized and keep your weight in check. This Ramadan, let us commit to eating healthy and staying healthy.

For Suhoor, we recommend having a wholesome meal to keep you energized until Iftar. Start with a small snack like a banana, handful of nuts or few energy balls (get the recipe). Follow that with starchy, high-fibre foods such as wholegrains, beans, oats, nuts, seeds for energy as these can help keep you feeling fuller and aid digestion. Drink plenty of fluids. Here are 3 simple and healthy recipes for Suhoor.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats - Healthy Suhoor Recipes for This Ramadan

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup milk of choice
1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings:
1 tbsp strawberry jam
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup diced strawberries
2 tbsp peanuts, crushed

Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
  • Cover the glass container with a lid. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving.
  • Uncover and enjoy the next day. Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.
    Note: You can use any toppings that you like such as fruits, nut butters, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc.


Shakshuka with Cheese
Shakshuka with Cheese - Healthy Suhoor Recipes for This Ramadan

Ingredients:
6 eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tbsp tomato puree
50ml water
400g tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of sugar
Burrata or feta or labneh
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pinch of dried parsley

Instructions:

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet and add the onions. Sauté till golden brown.
  • Add garlic and sauté for few minutes. Stir in pepper and when softened, add cumin seeds and paprika.
  • Stir in the tomato puree and fry for a minute before pouring in the water.
  • Add tomatoes, lemon juice and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.
  • Make 6 indentations in the tomato base and crack in the eggs. Season each egg and cover the pan. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the whites are set and the yolks are still soft.
  • Remove from the heat and add cheese of choice. Garnish with dried parsley, and serve with sourdough bread.

If you had a late night and have only got a little bit of time before dawn, here’s an alternative Suhoor recipe that is quick and easy to make.


Cocoa Date Banana Smoothie
Cocoa Date Banana Smoothie - Healthy Suhoor Recipes for This Ramadan

Ingredients:

1 banana
5 medjool dates, pitted
1 glass milk
2 tsps cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

  • Simply add all ingredients to a blender. Add little water if you’d like it to be less creamy.
  • Blend away until smooth.

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