7 healthy foods to eat for Suhoor to keep you energized

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Fasting all day could sometimes leave you exhausted, especially if you’re eating the wrong food for Suhoor or skipping the pre-dawn meal. If you want to have an easy fast, a balanced Suhoor will help you stay energized and hydrated during the day. We rounded up 7 healthy meals you can eat during Suhoor to keep your energy levels up.

1. Oats
Oats are rich with fiber, which helps in slowing down the release of energy in your body and keeps you full for longer. It is also a great source of proteins; you can whip up some delicious oatmeal banana smoothie or even cook it in milk with a drizzle of honey and some delicious berries.

2. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is packed with healthy fats and protein which makes it the perfect Suhoor meal. If you want to feel energized and full during the day, then pair your peanut butter with some sliced bananas. This yellow sweet fruit can also help limit your day cravings.

3. Eggs
Who doesn’t love eggs for breakfast? They’re delicious, you can have them a variety of ways, are high in protein and keep you full. Eggs are no brainer when it comes to picking Suhoor meals. Eggs are rich in Vitamins and nutrients and are a great way to stay fuller for longer.

4. Avocados
This creamy and nutritious fruit should be the hero of all your Suhoor meals. Avocados are very high in fiber, aid in weight loss and reduce blood sugar spikes. You can simply mash an avocado and eat it on a whole wheat toast with a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil.

5. Fava Beans
Fava beans is a very traditional Arabic Suhoor dish, every Arab probably knows it as “foul”. Any Suhoor table is incomplete with this delightful dish, it’s very high in protein and fiber and very low in fat. You can buy them canned or if you want to go the extra mile you can cook them yourself and add a little bit of lemon, olive oil and tomatoes.

6. Greek yoghurt
Greek yoghurt is a rich source of protein and probiotics, it is simply the perfect way to prep for a long day of fasting. It contains the double amount of protein than regular yoghurt and helps keep hunger and thirst at bay. Why not go for a yummy Greek yoghurt parfait with some fresh berries for Suhoor.

7. Quinoa
It’s high in protein, gluten free and packed with amino acids, what more do you want? This superfood keeps you full for a very long time which is what you usually look for when picking something to have for Suhoor. There is no limit to the different ways you can cook quinoa, you can cook with some coconut milk and cinnamon or even toss it in a salad. The sky is your limit when it comes to quinoa recipes.
Do you have an idea of what your Suhoor menu is going to look like? You can now head to the Waterfront Market and shop for all the ingredients. The Waterfront Market is home to the best locally sourced and imported produce, spices, and the finest selection of food items.