It may not sound hard or difficult prima facie, but Suhoor or sehri dishes can actually be very difficult. Waking up in the middle of the night just to eat while there is a time crunch, can actually be very tiresome.
It’s not just that you have to wake up and stuff yourself until you burst and then go back to sleep, it’s also that you have to make sure you eat the right kind of food that will get you through the day instead of tiring out or draining your body.
Not to mention, this time around, Ramadan will be during the summer in India, which will make fasting during the day even more challenging. So, keeping this rather challenging predicament in mind, we bring to you seven Sehri dishes that are light, but at the same time very nutritious.
7 Light & Nutritious Sehri Dishes
Haleem has all the right ingredients that will give you the nutrition you need to get through the day. It has lentils and meat. Since lentils take a longer period of time to digest, it will make your stomach feel full for longer. Furthermore, the meat in the dish is a great source of protein and will give you extra energy that will help you get through the day.
2. Oats Porridge
Oats, too, are grains that take a long period of time to digest. They are fibrous and provide you will enough energy to get through the day without over-exhausting yourself. Not to mention, they are not only super easy and quick to make but are equally easy to eat. So when you’re racing against the clock to finish your sehri before the fajr azaan, this can be a great alternative.
Okay, this one’s not technically a dish. Nevertheless, we think it is an important addition to your Sehri meals. Curd can significantly reduce dehydration. It prevents you from feeling thirsty too often and is super light and quick to eat. Hence, it is a must-include item for your sehri
Eggs are already a popular breakfast item. However, many of us decide to ditch the eggs and instead, opt for chicken gravy and roti or rice for sehri since that seems more filling. However, this may not be such a good idea. Going for something like chicken gravy with rice may feel too heavy and it might even cause bloating. Eggs are a great source of protein, are quick and easy to make, and also quick to eat.
5. Fruit Salad
If you know that you don’t have to do much physical or heavy and stressful activity throughout the day, fruit salads can be a great option. They are light, delicious, healthy, and quick to make (and to eat).
6. Dry Fruits & Nuts
Again, not technically a dish, but including dry fruits and nuts in your sehri is a great way to ensure that your body is getting all the extra nutrients it needs to get through the day without running into health issues.
7. Dudh Roti
Dudh roti is basically the desi version of Cornflakes. The dish is made by breaking your leftover chapatis into small pieces in a bowl. You can add sugar to the bowl and then add warm milk. It is quick, easy, and quite delicious. Plus it gives you a lot of energy.
Which of these items do you wanna try? And what are some items that you regularly consume when you do sehri? Let us know in the comments below!
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