Ramadan has here, and we have once again entered the most magnificent and blessed month of the year; a month of reward, blessing, and, of course, fasting.
Follow Mrs. Safa’s advice and add more balance to your Sahur meals.
Avoid foods that are heavy in salt, spicy, or sweet.
Salty and spicy foods are known to produce increased thirst throughout the day.
Sugary foods, on the other hand, may give you a temporary energy boost in the morning, but they will make you feel hungry sooner or later in the day.
If you consume protein to your Sahur, you will feel fuller for longer during your fast.
Tip: Almost everything can be used to make a sandwich or wrap.
From beef salami cold meats to minced beef leftovers from the day before. Simply toss in some lettuce and cheese, and you’re done! A quick and simple dish. Mrs. Safa’s sandwich recipes can be found here if you’re looking for something different;
Carbohydrates from Whole Grains
Carbohydrates give you the energy, yet many individuals make the mistake of eating simple carbs during suhoor (for example, sugary cereal), which causes them to feel hungry and tired.
Because whole grains are high in fibre, energy is absorbed more slowly in the body, making you feel fuller and energized for longer.
Tip: Mrs. Safa has the best Sahur bread recipes, which are high in fiber and prepared from healthy grains. Check out the complete list of recipes here.
Every Sahur should also have a fruit or vegetable.
Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Some of them also include a lot of water, which might help you stay hydrated when fasting.
Here are some fruits and vegetables that have higher water content;
Bonus: For a refreshing taste, consider strawberry and banana smoothies. Strawberries also contain lots of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.