During Ramadan, you don’t have enough time to properly eat and drink in order to feed your body with all of the necessary nutrients and fluids. So it is normal to want to treat yourself to the best (and quickest) foods before a day-long fast during sahur.
Speaking of, we do believe that sahur meals should be healthful and wholesome enough to keep you energised. They should be high in nutrition, supplying you with essential vitamins while reducing your intake of fatty and sugary meals and drinks. As a result, it is critical to understand which meals are beneficial to you during sahur.
Malaysian celebrity-chef Anis Nabilah shares that you don’t specifically need to avoid carbs during sahur, as carbs can help you go through the day. ‘’You do need carbs for you to last the day. Carbs like oats are really good for you. Even pasta because it would last you for a longer time. Rice as well. So it’s absolutely fine to eat carbs.’’
How does one stay energised throughout the day?
Eat something that would give you energy that’s lower in G.I, that would allow the food that you consumed to last you throughout the day. Pasta, brown rice, and oats are really really good. Also have things that are high in protein, like soy milk.
What’s your usual go-to sahur meal?
My go-to is multi grain bread, toasted, add some natural peanut butter without any sugar, layer that with sliced bananas and blueberries, and a sprinkle of chia seeds. I also like breakfast stuff; bread, eggs, oats, yoghurt and fruits. Sometimes I’d make pancakes to indulge more. But some mornings I would eat leftovers from the buka puasa the night before like rice and curry.
Is coffee fine during sahur?
If you really are the type that drinks coffee every morning, go ahead. I would usually drink coffee during sahur if I know I’ll have a long day ahead of me. But for those who would have coffee withdrawal, have something that would give you energy. So, like bananas which are really good.
Please share with us some quick sahur meal ideas we can try this Ramadan.
If you want more recipes, you can check out my Instagram. I will be sharing more sahur or buka puasa recipes this Ramadan. But here’s some: