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A Well-Balanced Suhoor Meal


Tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan, which is a holy month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset everyday for 30 days. They will refrain from food, water, gossip, and other bad habits. So, before sunrise each day Muslims will have Suhoor, which is the morning meal before the start of their fast. If you are fasting and still want to focus on your health and well-being, It’s vital that you feed your body properly before you go through a whole day of fasting.

In this picture I have provided a perfect, well-balanced meal to fill you up and lead you on your way. You have your carbs from the zaatar bread and date, fats from the olives, protein from the eggs, and a cucumber for a source of veggie. It's a very quick meal to make yourself since I know all you want to do is go back to sleep after eating.

A quick fact of the day: Dates should always be eaten in odd numbers. When you eat an odd number of dates, a large part of it will be converted into carbohydrates which will provide us with energy. Prophet Muhammad used to eat 7 dates each morning and recommended this to his people 1,400 years ago. It wasn't until recently that this has found to be true. If you eat an even number of dates the large portion of it will be converted to sugars instead. So, if you want to learn how to make this perfect Suhoor meal, keep reading!


Yields: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


This recipe is dairy free and vegetarian.

 

Ingredients:

1. 1 Stonefire Whole Grain Naan

2. Zaatar

3. Extra virgin olive oil

4. 1 date (or more)

5. Green olives (or any olive of your choice)

6. 2 eggs

7. 1 cucumber

8. Kosher salt

9. Freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions:

1. First, preheat your oven to 375.

2. Grab a serving plate and add your desired amount of dates and olives.

3. Next, grab your naan and place it into a baking pan. In a small bowl add 2 TBSPs of olive oil and 3 TBSPS of zaatar. Mix well. It should be a thick consistency. Brush it onto the naan well, and add more olive oil or zaatar if necessary. Make sure to leave an inch of the naan empty around the edges. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

4. While the naan is baking, crack two eggs into a small bowl, add salt and black pepper to your liking, and whisk.

5. Grab a small frying pan, add in 1 TBSP of olive oil and once it shimmers, pour in the eggs.

6. To scramble them perfectly, grab a spatula and push around all of the edges continuously for about 2 minutes. It should look well cooked just like in the picture.

7. Place the scrambled eggs onto the plate.

8. Now, your zaatar naan should be done. Use a pizza cutter to cut the naan up into multiple pieces.

9. Add them onto your plate.

10. Cut up one cucumber into small coins and add them onto your plate.

11. Enjoy!


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