Tips To Make Your Suhoor Healthy, Nutritious And Interesting
The holy month of Ramadan is here! Yes indeed, it is the most beautiful time of the year. A time to fill our hearts with gratitude, generosity, getting in touch with our spiritual side and becoming more compassionate towards others.
But while managing daily fasts, work, family and evening iftar get-togethers it can get difficult to make healthy, nutritious and interesting suhoor meals. And in the process, we want to miss suhoor meals and just drink water and go back to sleep.
However, remember to not miss suhoor meal because it is breakfast and breakfast is the most important meal of the day even if it is before dawn. Eating wholesome food in these early hours of the morning can get you through the day without making you feel lazy and tired.
So, here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your Suhoor healthy, nutritious and interesting without much ado.
- Weekly batches- You can prepare large weekly batches of food and store them in the freezer to just wake up, heat and eat. You could also store weekly batches of smoothie ingredients in glasses ready to be blended and consumed at suhoor. You can check IKEA’s 365+ collection to buy large pots, pans and casseroles. And with the part-sale on, you will get this excellent collection at extremely pocket-friendly prices.
- Toasty meals- Is it just us or does anything taste good on a toast? So, get some whole wheat bread toasted and keep boiled eggs, fresh cheese, butter and some fruits for your children to choose and put on their toasts. Whole-wheat is a good source of carbohydrates and eggs and cheese are a good source of protein that will make you and your family feel energized throughout the day and prevent loss of muscle mass.
- Liquids and more liquids- Drink lots of water but apart from that drink coconut water, lemon water, fresh juices, milkshakes, etc. It is advisable to try having at least two-three glasses of water during suhoor to prevent headache or dizziness during the day.
- Replace sweets, salty and fatty foods with other healthier options– You could curb your sweet cravings with substitutes like milkshakes (mango, dates, banana, etc.), whole-wheat muffins or have your favorite sweets in limited quantity in order to not harm your body.
- Planning in advance: Many people complain of heartburn, acidity and constipation during Ramadan. But if you plan your meals properly and eat the right foods, you will not have any of these problems and have a great month.
So, we hope the above-mentioned tips do help you to have a healthy and nutritious suhoor this Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!