Ramadan USA 2024: 7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For You
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Suhoor is the meal that Muslims eat early in the morning, either before dawn during the Islamic month of Ramadan or after they have finished fasting (sawm). Eating the meal precedes the Fajr prayer. The customary three meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—are replaced by Suhoor, equivalent to iftar, the evening meal during Ramadan. However, in some regions, dinner is also eaten later in the evening after iftar.

Suhoor, the final meal consumed by Muslims before they fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan, is seen by Islamic customs as a blessing because it spares the fasting individual from the irritability and weakness brought on by the fast. 

These are some suggestions to help you stay energised throughout the fast. Keep reading!

7 Simple Suhoor Ideas To Try

1. Oats 

A simple, quick, leisurely meal that releases energy is muesli with many fruits. Place the fruit, yoghurt, almonds, and oats in a container, stir to combine, and refrigerate. It will be ready when you wake up for Suhoor! Add dates, chia seeds, or flax seeds to your meal to make it more substantial.

2. Fruit Bowls

A fruit bowl consists of a mixture of fruits, vegetables, and additional ingredients like oats and avocado. It has a somewhat thicker consistency with lots of sprinkles on top than a drinkable smoothie. Simply browse Instagram with the hashtag fruit bowls to get more inspiration—you'll see bowls that resemble works of art rather than breakfast foods!

3. Eggs 

Everyone adores eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner because of their versatility. Eggs make a delicious breakfast dish whether they are scrambled, poached, or combined with veggies. In addition, eggs work well with various other foods, such as cheese, avocado, and salmon. Be it poached, toasted, sunny-side-up, boiled, marinated, or other. These are perfect for the moment. 

4. Smoothies

Eating Suhoor can occasionally feel challenging if you have a large Iftaar. Smoothies are an excellent means of satisfying your hunger and getting food down. A handful of oats will help to thicken this up. A fantastic method to make this quick and simple for those mornings when you feel more like a zombie than a human is to prepare bags of frozen fruit and vegetables.

5. Pancakes

A tasty and enjoyable suhoor meal can be made by adding protein powder to pancakes and serving them alongside fruits. If you feel that pancakes are a bit much for your suhoor dinner, try preparing smaller ones that you can freeze for the following morning! Try out various combos with dates and other toppings to make your day. 

6. Greek Yoghurt Parfait

Add chopped fresh fruits, like bananas, cherries, or mangoes, to a cup of Greek yoghurt. For sweetness, drizzle with date syrup, maple syrup, or honey. You can boost the protein content of the combination by adding your favourite nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.). This will make you feel content and joyful.

7. Toast With Avocado

Mash an avocado completely after peeling it. Spread the avocado mash on a toasted piece of whole-grain bread. Add some lemon juice and a dash of salt and pepper on top. You can increase the flavour by adding some crushed red chilli if you prefer it spicy. Toast can be enhanced by adding an egg that has been fried to a crispy sunny side up and adding it to the toast.

Foods that provide energy all day long should ideally be part of Suhoor, the pre-dawn meal consumed before fasting throughout Ramadan. These meals need to be satisfying and simple to digest. On the other hand, if you're the type of person who simply cannot muster the time or energy to prepare a whole meal for your family on Suhoor, you definitely have a few simple options now.