During Ramadan, when only two main meals are served, a piece of toast isn't going to cut it for breakfast. Something hearty and wholesome that will leave you full of energy is the name of the game. Here are 10 recipes that can also be made ahead, so they are ready for you before the sun rises.
You can bake the potatoes up to five days in advance so that it just takes a few minutes to assemble this hearty meal. The fiber-rich spuds are sure to fill you up, and the dollop of tangy yogurt gives them a boost of protein.
This seasonal twist on tabouli salad adds fresh fruit to the mix, but keeps bulgur as its base; the high-fiber whole grain is sure to give you energy. Feel free to swap in the strawberries for your personal favorite fruit, like blueberries or pomegranate seeds.
These hearty English muffin sandwiches are freezer-friendly, which means you can prep them, tuck them away, and simply grab for them in the morning — they'll take just about 30 minutes to reheat in the oven.
These individual oatmeal cups can be enjoyed at room temperature or quickly rewarmed in the microwave. To add more staying power, cut them in half and spread them with nut butter, or break them up and serve them over a bowl of yogurt or milk.
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This simple fava bean dish is a common breakfast food in Egypt and is incredibly filling and satisfying. Serve it as is, or spread it onto pita bread alongside hard-boiled eggs.
The egg salad can be made up to three days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, so it's just a matter of piling it on the naan and digging in.
Since Ramadan falls during a month that can often be quite hot and sticky depending on where you live, it's nice to enjoy something that will cool you down. These popsicles will do just that but also keep you satisfied, as they are made with high-protein Greek yogurt and fiber-filled granola.
These vegan pita sandwiches replace the eggs with chickpeas, which makes them just as hearty and filling. They can be prepared, frozen, then simply reheated in the oven for 30 minutes.
Swap in any of your favorite vegetables and cheeses to make these egg bakes your own. They can be baked ahead of time and then quickly reheated in the microwave in the morning.
These savory pancakes can be frozen, taken out as you need them, and reheated in the microwave or toaster. Make them even more substantial by topping them with a fried egg or a big dollop or Greek yogurt.