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3 Protein-rich Suhoor recipes

During the Holy Month, it’s important to start your day right. A protein-rich Suhoor meal will keep you full of energy through the day, say IKEA experts.

Here are 3 simple but nutritious recipes you can put together without any hassle.

1. Granola bowls (Serves 4)

These are super easy to make and are powerhouses of protein.

Ingredients:

  • Plain or flavoured yoghurt – 2 cups
  • Granola – 1 cup
  • Fresh fruits of your choice – 1 cup
  • HoneyTo drizzle on top

Method:

  1. Take a set of four breakfast bowls.
  2. Put 1/2 cup of yoghurt in each.
  3. Top with 1/4 cup of granola, 1/4 cup of fruits, drizzle with honey and serve.

 

2. Ful Medammes (Serves 4)

An Egyptian dish and popular Middle Eastern street food, this is a protein-rich breakfast that goes great with pita bread and boiled eggs.

Ingredients:

  • Dried fava beans – 1 lb
  • Garlic, chopped – 3/4 clove
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • lemon juice – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Fresh parsley, chopped – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Boil the fava beans for 1-2 hours until tender. Drain the water. (Skip this step if using canned beans.)
  2. Add lemon juice, salt and garlic to the fava beans. Mix well.
  3. In a serving bowl, pour in the fava beans, garnish with olive oil and parsley.
  4. Add hard-boiled eggs and pickled onions for more taste and protein.

 

3. Mixed Mushroom Egg Bakes (Serves 4)

These can be made ahead and stored. Just microwave to re-heat.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Small shallots, minced – 1/3 cup
  • Sliced mixed fresh mushrooms – 8 oz
  • Fresh thyme, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Eggs – 6
  • Whole milk – 3/4 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – for greasing

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease four 8-ounce ramekins with butter and place them on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, add shallots and sauté until they turn translucent.
  4. Add mushrooms with a pinch of salt and cook until soft. Stir in thyme and remove from heat.
  5. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour mushroom mixture, dividing evenly, into the ramekins. Sprinkle cheese over the mushrooms.
  6. Top off with egg mixture, stopping just below the rim.
  7. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are golden and have puffed slightly and the eggs are completely set.

Here’s wishing all of you a blessed and healthy Holy Month!

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