As our brothers and sisters around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims around the world will abstain from food and water between dawn and dusk.
Don’t forget the importance of food
Especially during Ramadan, it is important to eat foods that will keep your energy high during the hours of fasting. While it might seem like a good idea to load up your plate, this won’t help anything if those foods are unhealthy, loaded with sugar, and contain little protein. In fact, you’ll be hangry by mid-morning and will be probably be grumpy throughout the day.
The suhoor is the most important meal of the day and should healthy and fulfilling: with lots of fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats. You should also remember to eat fruits and veggies. Try to incorporate lots of different color on your plate – greens, carrots, peppers.
(Also, don’t forget to drink at least two glasses of water during the early hours – but try not to chug the water)
Nour Zibdeh, a registered dietitian based in Virginia, and Amanda Saab, spoke with HuffPost and shared 24 recipes that will keep you full throughout the day, even when you’re pressed for time. They shared recipes for the suhoour and for the iftar.
We’re loving Amanda Saab’s Avocado Egg Toast
- Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins
• 2 eggs
• 1 tablespoon heavy cream
• 1/2 avocado, mashed
• 1/2 tablespoon butter
• chives, chopped
• chive blossoms, optional
• cherry tomatoes, optional
• kosher salt
• pinch of Cayenne pepper
• 2 slices of whole grain bread, toasted
1. Whisk together eggs and cream. Melt butter in sautee pan and scramble the eggs
2. Season avocado with salt and Cayenne pepper.
3. Spread onto the toast. Top with the scrambled eggs, chives and cherry tomatoes
4. Season with more kosher salt, if desired
5. Enjoy 🙂