As promised I am going to share my favorite meals I quickly whip up that have helped me when I was pregnant and nursing while I fast.
Fasting while pregnant was harder for me than fasting while nursing mainly because of the constant nausea I had. I was well convinced I was expecting a girl because of how sick I felt when I would go hours without eating - even when I wasn’t fasting. Those who are reading who do not observe Ramadan it’s important to note that fasting for us during our pregnancy is not obligatory, it’s a matter of health and what our bodys can handle. I personally enjoyed it and it helped me a lot with my first born and managing my health.
Anyway here are some quick 3 meals you can put together for Iftar and for Suhoor to help you get through the day with strength and grace.
When fasting remember to have complex carbohydrate, high protein and water even if it’s freshly pressed juice. Stay away from the refined carbs as much as you can. You‘re body will stay fueled up for the day.
Meals for Suhoor
Fava Beans, Whole Wheat Pita Bread & Greek Yogurt with Fresh Fruits or a Berry Smoothie
Banana Nut & Dried Fruit Oatmeal with Apples or Celery and Nut Butter with a Green Smoothie
Shashuka Eggs, Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Hummus & Dried Fruit
Water intake at Iftaar should be broken up throughout the night with dried fruit Or high protein snacks.
Meals for Iftaar
Wild Rice Pilau, Chickpea Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad for Dessert
Mixed Lentil Soup, Whole Wheat Pita, Citrus Salad
Loaded Baked Sweet Potato, Sautee Spinach & Fresh Fruits
If you would like the recipe to any of these feel free to leave a comment below and I will make it happen!