Ramadan food: Breakfast mezze

Home & Away Sunday 18/June/2017 19:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Ramadan food: Breakfast mezze

Healthy fast Suhoor

Suhoor is the most important meal of the day during Ramadan as it is the fuel to get you through a day of fasting. Since most of us eat Suhoor just before Fajr, it also needs to be quick and easy to prepare. This makes it tempting to reach for a bowl of sugary cereal or a pastry, but these high-carb, low-protein options will have you feeling hunger pains long before Maghrib. Instead, try this make-ahead, protein and fibre-packed option.

Breakfast Mezze
Serves 2

2 hard-boiled eggs, halved
Soft cheeses, such as feta
Fruit jam or jelly
Leftover fatayer
Mortadella slices
Hummus or Mutabal (pre-made or left over)
Sliced cucumber and tomato

For a weekend Suhoor that feels celebratory, put together your own version of a breakfast mezze or Turkish breakfast, with lots of small nibbles to be eaten with fluffy flatbread. Be sure to include a balance of protein rich items, liked boiled eggs, mortadella, and cheese, as well as vegetables and fruits, like sliced veggies with hummus or dates with tahini. Incorporate leftovers from the week’s Iftar dinners.