This is for my muslim readers. I received a few requests this week for a Ramadan weekly meal planner, in addition to the regular weekly menu planner HERE. On short notice, this is what I have been able to come up with. Pardon me a little, if I didn’t get this exactly right. I’m not sure in which order some of the meals should come, so, if I wrote down solid food as Iftar and you feel it will be better as Sahur, simply flip it over. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Constructive comments are welcome, which will help towards preparing next week’s Ramadan meal plan. I hope you find something useful here. Remember to pray for me o. Lol.
Fruit options: oranges, tangerines, pineapple, mango, avocado, Papaya (paw paw), grapes, strawberries, apples, water melon, banana, pear
Sahur – Start with Fruit juice and crackers
Eggy spinach and wheat bread. To make Eggy spinach, simply use my recipe for eggs HERE, when the chopped vegetables have softened, add in whisked eggs and spinach at the same time. You don’t have to cut the vegetables all small, nice and pretty. A rough chop is okay to save time, and you will have your eggy spinach ready in 10mins tops. Serve with wheat bread – it releases its energy slowly which will get you through the day.
Iftar – Start with Oats with dried fruit (sultanas or currants) milk, brown sugar and vanilla
Chicken curry with rice for dinner. Chicken curry is veeeeeery easy to make in bulk. The same time and effort it will take to make stew, you will make a curry which is more dense and filling. My recipe is HERE. Serve with white rice
Sahur – Start with Mango Lassi. I have tasted this before and it is one of the most beautiful things you can do with mango. Rather than serve plain fruits, make a Lassi. A lassi is an Indian smoothie. All you need is a blender, mango, yoghurt, milk, a little sugar and a pinch of salt. Whizz and a blender and you have a Lassi.
Fish pepper soup. Pepper soup basically cooks itself and if you will be cooking for a family who are fasting, as soon as prayers are done, just throw everything together in a pot and in 10 mins pepper soup is ready. Unlike my Yam and catfish pepper soup recipe, boil the yam separately and keep it separate. Don’t add it to the pepper soup. A heavy portion of Yam and fish pepper soup + mango lassi should last you and your family till dinner time. My recipe for Fish pepper soup is HERE. If you want to serve goat meat pepper soup instead, you can use my recipe HERE
Iftar – Start with tapioca and lots of coconut milk and milk. My recipe is HERE
Beans and corn porridge with dodo. Recipe HERE. Serve fruits as dessert. If there is still space.
Sahur – Start with egg salad as a starter.
Sweet potato fries (odunkun) and mince meat tomato sauce for breakfast – you can use my Bolognese sauce recipe HERE. Take out the alcohol. Trust me, this is a full meal.
Iftar – Start with a selection of fruits to break the fast.
Egusi soup and Semovita for as the main meal. My recipe for 2 vegetable Egusi Soup is HERE
Sahur – Start with another type of fruit Lassi
Moi-Moi or Akara and a generous amount of Pap and milk. My recipe for Akara with a difference is HERE
Iftar – Start with Fruit salad – remember to sprinkle over some lemon juice
Amala and Ewedu cooked with a little Egusi, and stew. My ewedu recipe is HERE
Sahur – Start with Deconstructed Efo Riro with boiled potatoes. Recipe HERE
Iftar – Ila Asepo/Okro soup with Garri. Recipe HERE
Sahur – Start with Cereal and milk
Yamarita fries and ata din din. Recipe HERE
Iftar – Start with Masa and Fruits
Jollof rice and vegetable salad with grilled/fried meat. Jollof rice recipe HERE.
Sahur – Start with a platter of rich nuts such as groundnut, cashew nut, tiger nut, almonds and fruit juice
Grilled Plantains (boli) and Sardine stew
Iftar – Start with Puff Puff: to get your appetite kicked into gear. Puff puff recipe HERE. Serve with hot tea or chocolate drink
Ewa Aganyin and bread
May the blessings of Ramadan with remain with the faithful.