Everyone knows the traditional food you find on the Suhoor menu, but we mostly aren’t sure if what we’re eating is healthy or not. So, we’ve set you up with a list of your traditional and non-traditional healthy recipes to change it up next time you take your Suhoor.
1. Fava Beans (Foul)
Probably the most popular item on any Suhoor menu, because this bean is a fan favorite for a reason. High in fiber and protein, which helps keep you fuller for longer. Foul is also good for your heart because it’s rich in folic acid, calcium, and magnesium. Just make sure you keep it healthy and avoid adding any Ghee or butter to it, you can season it in a lot of ways, add garlic, lemon, cumin, tomatoes, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and the list goes on and on.
This grain is just so good for you and so versatile it’s seriously a Daily Crisp favorite here at the office! You can just about add anything to oats and make a very filling nutritious meal out of it. Add nut milk (for a healthier option) or just water then top it off with all your favorite hydrating fruit, bananas, orange slices, apples anything you want. Because of the fiber and carbohydrate found in the oats and the abundance of vitamins and nutrients in the fruit, you’re going to have one happy belly when you wake up the next morning.
3. Yogurt and Cucumber Salad
Yogurt is actually 85% water, and cucumbers are 96% water, I’ll just let that sink in (pun intended). It’s totally weird how this is one of the most hydrating bowls of food out there and it’s probably the least popular plate on any one’s Suhoor table. Spread the word and tell everyone you know, how healthy, hydrating and easy this recipe is to make. Just mix yogurt, sliced cucumbers, salt, pepper, thyme and a pinch of fresh mint on top for an extra refreshing touch and you’re done.
This beautiful fruit is not only fit for your breakfast table, it fits perfectly well among your filling Suhoor menu and it’s actually a good way of breaking routine if you’ve grown tired of the traditional Suhoor food. Research also shows that avocados’ oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat) signals our brain that our stomach is full which is great for fasting the next day. Since this fruit is high in calories though, it’s better to snack on only one half at a time. Fill it up with anything you want from diced veggies with onions maybe to topping it with an egg salad for extra protein.
5. Coconut Yogurt With Fruit
If you want to take your healthy Suhoor to the next level, then definitely give coconut yogurt a try, the one at Be Good Today is a perfect example of a healthy filling, super hydrating Suhoor. Since it is not technically “Dairy”, so it won’t bloat you up or give you acne (if your skin reacts to dairy). Add fruit or eat it alone, you can’t go wrong with coconut yogurt.
Send this to someone who’s been struggling to switch up their Suhoor routine lately and want some new and improved healthy Suhoor recipes.