Ramadaniyat 20: How to Avoid Overeating – Quinoa with Fruits and Honey Suhoor Recipe

Allah says: “Eat and drink from the provision of Allah, and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption.” (al-Baqarah: 60)

It is preferred to eat three meals during this blessed month. Eating iftar, a light midnight snack and suhoor will prevent you from eating constantly during the long night hours between iftar and suhoor. Eating nutritiously balanced meals during the holy month of Ramadan is very important. Iftar alone does not guarantee your body will get all the nutrients it needs.  

Especially if you feel full quickly and can not complete your iftar meal. You can delay the main course of iftar until after Maghrib. So you can have plenty of time to digest the dates, soup, and salads and thus reduce the possibility of having an upset stomach that results from eating a large amount of food in a short time after a long day of fasting.

Allah has commanded us in the Qur’an to eat and drink and not to be extravagant. Therefore, let us thank Allah Almighty for his blessings in our prayers rather than spend the last ten nights of Ramadan eating from the time of iftar until the time of Suhoor.



Quinoa with Fruits and Honey – a Fulfilling and Nutritious Suhoor Recipe



  • 1 cup of quinoa

  • 2 cups Coconut Milk

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 peach, sliced

  • 1/2 a cup blueberries

  • 1/4 cup of roasted nuts



Wash the quinoa under cold running water and then drain it.

Put the quinoa and coconut milk in a pot, let it boil, then lower the heat and let it cook for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is fully cooked.

Lift from the stove, and fluff with a fork.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and mix. Then add the peach slices, blueberries, and walnuts on top. Enjoy this healthy suhoor meal with your family.

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