10 sehri meals to keep your energy level high during Ramazan

Published: June 7, 2016
Taking note of the extreme temperature in Pakistan, here are our suggestions.

Taking note of the extreme temperature in Pakistan, here are our suggestions. PHOTO: FASHIONCENTRAL

The holy month of Ramazan is here and that calls for a steady diet plan for all the rozedars. The pre-dawn meal or sehri is the most important meal during Ramazan since that is what one’s body thrives on all day.

It is imperative that you keep yourself hydrated, consume a well-balanced diet and make the right choice of food and drinks throughout the month for a healthier mind and body.

Taking note of the extreme temperature in Pakistan coiled with an intense daily routine, we suggest to you ten perfect sehri meals to keep your energy levels on point.

1. Bagels and Bananas

This combination of nut butter, almonds and honey will keep you charged throughout the day. To compliment this meal, have a glass of cold milk and feel the energy rush.

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2. Oat meal packed with fruits

This combination of chia seeds, oat meal and fruit is the healthiest thing you can have during sehri. The best part is that it takes around five minutes to prepare this power-packed snack.

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3. Stuffed egg paratha

Who doesn’t love anda paratha, especially when you are a true Pakistani at heart? Here’s a recipe of your favorite sehri meal with a (yummy) twist.

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4. Banana oatmeal smoothie

This mix of orange juice, bananas and yogurt will satiate your stomach and soul with its freshness and distinctive taste.

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5. Scrambled eggs with chicken

If you are an egg and chicken person when it comes to morning meals then this is your best pick. The savory taste of egg with a dash of chicken will fill you up and satisfy your cravings.

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6. Sehri Qeema

Qeema and paratha/roti is the go-to meal for any desi household. This recipe will sizzle your palate. Also, you can refrigerate it for days you don’t wish to make something fresh.

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7. Spinach Feta Wrap

If you are feeling experimental and wish to keep a check on calories then we suggest to you this scrumptious Spinach Feta Wrap. With the goodness of cheese and lots of green, you will feel energetic throughout the day without feeling stuffed.

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Scramble eggs with spinach and feta then wrap in a whole grain tortilla.


8. Shami Kebab

The ultimate saviour is here. Shami kebabs are a must when it comes to sehri. Here is a recipe to tantalize your taste buds as these crispy kebabs will make your mornings brighter.

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9. Three-bean salad

If you have set your mind on eating healthy and are struggling with what to eat during sehri then here’s your meal. We present to you the three-bean salad which is packed with proteins and fibers and is relatively low in calories.

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10. Fruit Salad

Every meal you consume during sehri should be balanced with fruit salads. The heat is bound to leave you weary if you lack vitamins, so make sure your body receives the nutrients it requires and have a small bowl of fruit salad everyday.


Most importantly, keep hydrated and chew on a date or two at sehri to keep your energy levels up throughout your fast.


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Reader Comments (6)

  • Sonya
    Jun 7, 2016 - 5:37PM

    These sehri dishes make me super hungry before the iftar…. the moral is don’t read such stories before the Iftaar.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jun 7, 2016 - 5:54PM

    No intentions of hurting any one’s sentiments but if you are going to eat the most nutritious food at this time , then whats the point in fasting . Fasting in any religion is supposed to be broken with ‘normal / every day ‘ food .you are supposed to eat whatever you eat during non-fasting days and not something more nutritious or special in any manner . Recommend

  • PakPower
    Jun 7, 2016 - 6:41PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    Ramadan doesn’t stop us from eating nutritious food during sehri. The point is that most of these meals are around the 400-500 kcal mark – nothing special. An average adult needs 2400 kcal a day. Couple this with the abstainment from water in this heat and I am very positive that the essence of fasting won’t be lost on anyone, even if they eat such ‘nutritious’ meals. So stop being so sanctimonious.Recommend

  • Quit the Negativity
    Jun 7, 2016 - 7:03PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    The point of Ramzan is to let go of all your bad habits and build your path to a better life.

    If you don’t eat nutritious food in normal days, it is something you should consider changing. Ramzan is the perfect time for that.Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 8, 2016 - 10:31AM

    I totally agree with you sonya :)Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jun 9, 2016 - 1:44PM

    I’ve been eating nutritious food (mostly the ones mentioned) at both Sehri and Iftar time and from my experience; 1) I feel more energized and less sluggish througout the day. 2) It fills you up but makes you a bit hungry afterwards (which is what we should feel, isn’t that’s the whole point of “FASTING” ?). 3) It’s healthier and it will keep your heart happy. Trust me on this one it will take time for you to get used to it. But once you’ll master the art of eating healthy you”ll never think otherwise. Recommend

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