Suhoor is a necessary meal during Ramadan, but it can also be a dangerous one if not done properly. Eating late at night and going directly to sleep for a whole month can have a disastrous effect on your body if your diet contains a lot of fatty and sugary foods.
That’s why you need to know about these 5 great ideas for a healthy suhoor that will leave you full, hydrated and nourished at the same time:
1. Omelette with cottage cheese
Eggs and cottage cheese are high in protein and healthy fats, which fill you up. Cottage cheese also contains a lot of the vitamins and minerals that your body loses during fasting, so it’s a great ingredient to restore them. You can also add your favorite ingredients to the mix, such as green peppers, mushrooms or parsley.
2. Loaded avocados and tuna
Split an avocado piece in half, remove the pit and then load it up with water soaked tuna. Avocados are a great source of Omega 3, fibers and good fats, while tuna is high in protein. Additional toppings are always a good idea, such as sweet corn and pumpkin seeds
3. Green smoothie
Why eat them when you can drink them? Prepare the healthiest drink you will ever have for suhoor by mixing your favorite greens such as baby spinach leaves, kale, avocados and celery and blending them all together. Think of this as a nutrients packed soup that gives you a lot of energy and fills you up for a long day of fasting.
4. Wheat grains with yogurt
Boil the wheat grains until they become soft and mushy. Then mix them with yogurt, chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumber. This delicious and healthy suhoor snack will fill you up thanks to the fibers, protein and fat inside the wheat and yogurt, while the tomatoes and cucumbers are a great source of liquids and minerals.
5. Bulgur and beetroot salad
Have you ever thought of adding bulgur to your salad? It is a great source of fibers, minerals and vitamins. But the best two things about bulgur are that it fills you up for a long time and it is very low in calories. Mix a big bowl of bulgur with beetroot (which is full of good sugar and liquids) and add other healthy ingredients, such as lettuce, broccoli, green peppers and fresh coriander.