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An 8-Day Menu for Suhoor

by on June 17, 2015
 

If you’re looking for more suggestions for Suhoor, I’ve got you covered. Most of the recipes are make ahead, or easy to rustle up dishes so you can save some energy while getting the nourishment you need.

The key is planning ahead, preparing some of the elements up front and then assembling.

Here’s an 8-day menu with recipe suggestions and combinations:

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Day 1 & Day 2

Oatmeal is easy to rustle up, from cooked to refrigerated and baked. What gifts porridge a lift is often the additions – cooked fruit, nut butters and sauces – things that add dimension and flavour to the sometimes creamy and plain bowl.

Scones are wonderful bakes. The dough can be made ahead, shaped and frozen and left overs warm up nicely.

Quick drinks from fresh fruit and vegetables can be rustled up to accompany them.

{OatmealDate caramel &Watermelon juice}

{ToastScones, Smoothies & MilkPineapple drink}

Day1_2

Day 3 & Day 4

Rice pudding is a fantastic make ahead, and like oatmeal is delicious with dried fruits and nuts added.

Alternatively, heat up rice balls in some soup – whether the classic Nigerian pepper soup or some other. I like coconut milk soups for their rich flavour and smooth-on-the-tongue texture.

{Rice pudding with date caramel/ zobo sauce, with Zobo}

{Tuwon Shinkafa (Rice balls) in pepper soup with Fresh Mint Tea}Day3_4

Day 5 & Day 6

Pancakes, Waffles, Masa are awesome for breakfast. Most of the batters keep for at least three (3) days refrigerated and freeze well. All you have to do is pan-fry, waffle or bake. I accompany mine with fruits and meats, and yogurt…and more, as the spirit leads.

Puddings & parfaits are pretty much the same – prep the elements ahead of time and assemble on the morning.

Accompany it with some lightly spiced tea and you’re home and away.

{Pancakes/ Waffles/ Masa with fruit & yogurt}

{Puddings & Parfaits, with Tea}

Day5_6

Day 7

Sandwiches, sandwiches, sandwiches. So many options, so many combinations.
Add some nut butters and rich ‘fat’ vegetables like avocado. To drink? Fruit & Tea, a combination of green tea, fruits and sweeteners.

{Sandwiches, with date caramel & fresh fruit with Fruit & Tea}Day7

Day 8

Wraps, Hash, Tortillas are a great way of combining the elements for a perfect Suhoor. Fruits, vegetables, carbs, protein are all very welcome here and are filling too.

{Fried Eggs – Frittata, Tortilla, Hash with Tea, Mango’ade}Day8

So there it is – ideas for Suhoor.

What will you be eating? Please share so I can learn. Thank you.