Yesterday was the first full day of fasting for us here in Chicago. We had a great suhoor (pre-dawn meal) of eggs with spinach, ground beef with Italian herbs and a side of black beans. For iftar (breaking of the fast) we had skirt steak with only four ingredients: olive oil, salt, black pepper and balsamic vinegar. Both were simple and quick to make, but very filling and nutritious. A lot of water and watermelon at the end of each helped so much to feel hydrated- something we’ll need all throughout the each day as we face a 16- hour fast.
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