Deciding what Sahur food to have for the day is one of the most\u00a0crucial\u00a0decisions any fasting\u00a0Malaysian\u00a0needs to make daily in Ramadan.\r\n\r\nIf you don\u2019t choose the\u00a0right\u00a0food you may end up\u00a0starving\u00a0by 11 am or\u00a0sleepy\u00a0all day long. That\u2019s why it\u2019s important to choose\u00a0fulfilling, yet\u00a0simple\u00a0foods for Sahur. This makes it a little easier to fast until Iftar later on.\r\n\r\nRamadan is upon us yet again. What an exciting time to reflect and enjoy with family and friends. In the spirit of Ramadan, here are 10 fulfilling Sahur food ideas for a Malaysian in Ramadan.\r\n\r\nIn case you have trouble deciding or simply want to start eating food that\u2019s better for your body. All these are catered for\u00a0Malaysian taste\u00a0and super\u00a0simple\u00a0to get.\r\n1. Chicken Siew Mai\r\nWhere can you possibly get dim sum\/ Siew Mai for Sahur food at 3 am? Simple! Stock your kitchen\u00a0with\u00a0frozen Siew Mai\u00a0when you go grocery shopping. Halal frozen Siew Mai is available at\u00a0any\u00a0supermarket and so\u00a0easy\u00a0to prep. All you have to do is pop a few in a steamer, or your microwave with a little bit of water. Then, wait a few minutes and tadaaa!\r\n\r\nBut why Siew Mai for Sahur food? It\u2019s rich in the good stuff you need,\u00a0protein.\u00a0High protein Sahur food will keep you\u00a0fuller\u00a0for\u00a0longer\u00a0and\u00a0curb cravings. No risk of batal puasa!\r\n2. Nasi Ayam\r\nThis is one of the most\u00a0simple, yet\u00a0fulfilling\u00a0foods any\u00a0Malaysian\u00a0can enjoy\u00a0any time\u00a0of the day. So that makes it ideal Sahur food.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s so\u00a0easy\u00a0to prep especially in the \u201cblind morning\u201d as\u00a0Malaysians say. Why Nasi Ayam for Sahur food? Because it\u2019s high in\u00a0protein\u00a0and\u00a0good carbs. Protein will keep you\u00a0satiated\u00a0and\u00a0curb\u00a0early\u00a0hunger. While the carbs will keep you\u00a0energized. And, prevent you from feeling\u00a0lethargic.\r\n\r\nRemember, most importantly, have your Nasi Ayam with\u00a0double chicken\u00a0or an extra\u00a0egg. You need that protein!\r\n3. Omelette\/ Scrambled Eggs And Toast\r\nYet another\u00a0simple\u00a0but\u00a0fulfilling\u00a0Sahur food. What\u2019s\u00a0easier\u00a0and\u00a0quicker\u00a0to cook than eggs? Aside from Maggi of course. Anyone can make eggs. They\u2019re a super\u00a0user-friendly\u00a0Sahur food.\r\n\r\nBesides that, best of all, eggs are so\u00a0nutritious\u00a0too! They are one of the\u00a0best\u00a0and most\u00a0recommended\u00a0Sahur food. To add, eggs are\u00a0cheap.\r\n\r\nHigh\u00a0protein\u00a0Sahur food is essential in Ramadhan. It keeps you\u00a0satiated\u00a0until iftar so slowly comes.\r\n\r\nWhat better to accompany your eggs than\u00a0toast? Because carbs aren\u2019t evil and they keep you from becoming a zombie halfway through the day. Wholemeal preferably because whole grains will digest slower.\r\n4. Protein Oatmeal\r\n\r\nHere\u2019s one especially catered for the weight or health-conscious fasters in Ramadhan. Because we all need to do some prep for all the rich, sinful food that comes in abundance at the end of Ramadhan. Oatmeal will bring you so many health benefits without being calorie-dense.\r\n\r\n\r\nOatmeal is one of the most versatile and fulfilling foods. Naturally, it\u2019s a go-to and ideal Sahur food. How to get the most for this Sahur food? Add a scoop of protein powder in it.\u00a0\u00a0Protein powder will jam-pack your already superfood oatmeal.\r\n\r\nThe best thing about oatmeal is that it\u2019s completely\u00a0customizable. You can have it with\u00a0any toppings\u00a0or mixes to suit your taste. And, you\u2019d never get bored of it.\r\n5. Nasi Goreng Ayam\r\n\r\nA staple\u00a0and\u00a0simple\u00a0Malaysian delicacy\u00a0enjoyed for any meal of the day. Be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It comes in multiple flavor variations suited for\u00a0any tastebuds. Kampung, Cina, USA, Ayam, Daging, and the list goes on.\r\n\r\n\r\nFor Sahur, just make sure you have it with added protein like meat or eggs. Nasi Goreng is a highly popular Sahur food. And, any Malaysian can tell you they have it at least a few times every Ramadan.\r\n\r\nWhip it up at home. Nasi goreng is so easy\u00a0and\u00a0quick\u00a0to whip up for Sahur food. If you just so happen to have extra meat and veggies from Iftar the night before, use them! That will save you some prep time, and avoid\u00a0food waste. Nasi Goreng is completely\u00a0customizable. It tastes great regardless of the ingredient combinations.\r\n\r\nThis Sahur food will surely keep you\u00a0satiated\u00a0and avoid feeling\u00a0lethargic\u00a0until Iftar comes.\r\n6. Roti Canai And Curry\r\nTo make it for Sahur food all you need is\u00a0frozen roti canai\/ paratha\u00a0and\u00a0curry\u00a0of your choice. Whole wheat roti canai\/ paratha is a thing now so try to have that instead. And, try to have\u00a0meat\/ egg\u00a0curry with your roti because you need\u00a0protein. No time to whip up or go buy curry from a restaurant? Stock up on\u00a0canned curry\u00a0early. The meat curry will keep you\u00a0satiated\u00a0while the roti canai gives you\u00a0energy\u00a0until Iftar comes.\r\n7. Soup\r\nIf you want something a little more\u00a0hearty\u00a0and\u00a0warm\u00a0so early in the cold morning, have\u00a0soup. Any soup will do, as long as it\u2019s packed with\u00a0protein\u00a0and\u00a0vegetables. Nothing coming to mind?\u00a0Sup Ayam,\u00a0Tom Yum,\u00a0Sup Tulang,\u00a0Sup Sayur Asam, and the list goes on.\r\n\r\nPreferably enjoy it with a complex carb like whole-wheat bread\/ noodles, brown rice, or potatoes. The protein, veggies, and complex carbs will keep you content and energized for the whole day of fasting.\r\n\r\nSoup is so\u00a0easy\u00a0to whip up and will\u00a0warm\u00a0your soul\u00a0so early in the morning for Sahur. And, if you\u2019re not the best chef, there are\u00a0instant\u00a0soups that\u2019ll fill you up just fine. Or, you could always go out to buy\u00a0some.\r\n8. Cereal And Fruit\r\n\r\nSahur food should be simple, but\u00a0fulfilling.\u00a0What better to have than\u00a0cereal\u00a0and some\u00a0fruit?\u00a0Preferably opt for granola or a more wholesome cereal as opposed to the sugary processed kinds. These will keep you\u00a0full longer\u00a0because they digest slower. They\u2019re also more\u00a0nutritious.\r\n\r\n\r\nAs for fruit, have\u00a0easy to find\u00a0fruits like bananas, apples, papaya, or the like. They add extra\u00a0nutrition\u00a0and\u00a0fiber\u00a0to keep you fuller longer. Berries and kiwis do great too. They\u2019re even more jam-packed with fruity goodness like vitamins.\r\n\r\nThe best thing about cereal, little to no prep! So easy to put together when you\u2019re half-awake at around 3 am.\r\n9. Mixed Fruits And Dates\r\nBreakfast may be hard to stomach so early in the morning for many. That doesn\u2019t mean you should skip Sahur food. You need it to fuel your body and keep you going till Iftar. Have something lighter instead of fruit and dates.\r\n\r\nFruits are\u00a0nutritious\u00a0and\u00a0waistline-friendly. Stock up on fruits whenever you go grocery shopping. Then, for Sahur simply cut some up and enjoy with a drizzle of honey. Dates are a great pairing with Sahur food.\r\n\r\nSaid to be the prophet\u2019s favorite food, did you know it\u2019s jammed pack with\u00a0health benefits? Hard to believe when they taste so sweet.\u00a0Nutrients\u00a0and\u00a0fiber\u00a0are among the many benefits. So, it\u2019s a\u00a0good idea\u00a0to start stocking up on dates.\r\n10. Sandwiches\r\nWe know how hard it can be to whip up Sahur food at 3 am. That\u2019s why it\u2019s best to keep it simple and easy. Sandwiches are one of the best options. But if you don\u2019t know how to make them, just buy them in advance.\r\n\r\nHave your topping combo of choice on preferably\u00a0wholemeal bread. Wholemeal bread will digest slower and keep you\u00a0energized.\u00a0Also, try to have more\u00a0protein\u00a0in your sandwich. Try boiled eggs, roast chicken, tuna, or whatever floats your boat.\r\n\r\nThey not only\u00a0taste good\u00a0and are\u00a0easy\u00a0to make. They\u2019re also highly\u00a0nutritious.\r\n\r\nYour entire family would surely be with you due to the extension of MCO. Why not take this time to prepare the meals together. Yes! it could be too early to share the love and help each other but by doing so you will never know how the family bond is getting and how much you will be rewarded. Spend this year Ramadan with the entire family helping out each other and these simple sahur foods will never be the hardest part.\r\n\r\nMotherhood.com.my is also together with your family helping you to get information, ideas, and tricks for many things. Stay tuned with us.