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Keep Your Hunger Pangs At Bay with These Sahur Ideas

5 ideas to make meal-prepping for sahur a breeze

By Sa'idah Jaffar | June 6, 2017

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Stay bright and energised throughout Ramadhan with these very achievable sahur meals:

1. Eggs + Toast + Dates

Be it scrambled, half-boiled or just plain boiled, eggs provide a hefty source of protein and will give you lasting energy throughout the day. Have your eggs with slices of whole wheat bread (avoid white bread as it contains a surplus of sugar which will spike your insulin level, leaving you feeling hungry fast) with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, or do it the Asian way by adding some chilli or soy sauce.

2. Overnight Oats

The easiest meal for the busiest people. Fill your jam jar with rolled oats, milk (Anlene is great for added calcium), yoghurt (optional), 2 tbsps of chia seed, peanut butter (for protein), and your choice of jam (with no added sugar). You could also add a drizzle of honey to sweeten it and add cocoa powder for chocolate-flavoured oats. Right before eating, pile on fruits like berries and bananas. Click here on how to make one using Anlene.

3. Smoothies 

If the thought of eating before dawn disinterest you, make your breakfast a nutritious drink instead. Blend yoghurt, milk, bananas, quick oats, chia seeds, dates and cocoa powder for a protein-packed smoothie. Click here for some yummy Mango Tango goodness!

4. Bananas + Toast + Peanut butter + Chia seeds

Another easy and yummy one is this peanut butter and banana toast. All you have to do is toast some whole wheat bread, smother it with peanut butter (try to use those that are made purely out of peanuts with no added sugar or salt) and a sprinkle of chia seeds. You could even swap out the peanut butter and bananas with avocados. Just season it with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

5. Fruits + Whole wheat banana pancakes + Milk

It’s important to stay as hydrated as possible during the day especially if you live in a hot and humid country like ours. Since drinking 8 glasses of water before dawn seems out of reach, the next best thing is to eat water-rich foods like fruits and vegetables. If you have the time, whole wheat banana pancakes will give you sufficient dietary fiber and keep you feeling content, while milk will provide you with your dose of protein.

On top of these meals, it’s also crucial for you to drink at least 2 glasses of water if possible to keep you hydrated.

 

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