Chilaquiles

I love to use leftovers at any meal, and suhoor (the pre-dawn meal eaten before a day of fasting) is no different. I also like a simple, uncomplicated yet versatile meal that will fill us up with good nutrition to get us through the day ahead.

This recipe for chilaquiles, often called ‘Migas’ was introduced to me by my husband who grew up eating them at his Mexican grandmother’s home. It’s basically a mixture of scrambled eggs + broken tortillas + anything else your heart desires.

Chilaquiles is a dish that makes great use of leftover, hardened tortillas and leftover veggies or anything else you want to throw in. Make sure to use good quality tortillas that have only a few ingredients: water, corn and lime, otherwise it defeats the purpose of eating healthy for energy and nutrition. You can add shredded or chopped meat and different types of cheeses, too.

Make chilaquiles how you want to eat them. The only thing that really matters is the timing of adding certain ingredients, just so the chips have the right texture in the finished dish- not crispy but not incredibly soggy, either.

What’s your short and easy suhoor recipe or idea using at least one product found at Whole Foods?

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Chilaquiles

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup yellow onion, diced

Sea salt, to taste (if you’re using unsalted tortillas/tortilla chips)

1 garlic clove, minced

½ cup diced green pepper

½ cup diced red pepper

2 cups hardened tortillas or tortilla chips, slightly crushed or broken chips

5 organic, free-range eggs

Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Queso fresco (Mexican-style crumbly cheese), optional

Directions

Using a cast-iron skillet or deep sauté pan, heat the butter over medium heat. Once it begins to froth, add the olive oil.

Add the onion and fry gently until translucent. Add the salt, garlic and peppers and allow the peppers to soften until the outer skin breaks slightly.

Add chips and turn for 1-2 minutes, allowing them to soak up some of the oil so they become soft.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk vigorously. Pour into the pan and use a wooden spoon to constantly break up or scramble the eggs.

Continue to cook the eggs an additional 3-5 minutes, covered, or until they are completely cooked.

Remove from heat and top with fresh cilantro, queso fresco and hot sauce/salsa on the side, if desired.

 

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30 comments

  1. My short and easy suhoor recipe using an item from Whole Foods is Gorilla Munch and Organic 365 Milk! You can’t get easier than that, although a few short hours later I hit that carb crash, but not to worry I have Saffron Road waiting in the freezer for iftar!

  2. Since Ramadan is in August which is the prime time for heirloom tomatoes, we are having sliced tomatoes with toast/butter and sliced cheese or a poached egg. Whole foods has lovely tomatoes right now.

  3. Cynthia(Haleemah)Clouser

    I like their cage free eggs and their fruit and veggies. I usually make boiled eggs the night before or just scramble them in the morning. I use a large variety of their fruit. I also buy some of their fresh bread from the bakery, if I don’t bake my own.

  4. 365 Every Day value Peanut Butter+ Jelly+ organic bread from Whole Foods= PB&J sandwich. Have some 365 Organic Milk with that and you should be fueled for the day ahead!!=D

  5. Well, it might not be easy but everyone has what they like for suhoor in our home. My youngest son has also discovered Gorilla Munch and is loving that for suhoor. My two older sons like 365 Frosted Shredded Wheat which has no gelatin, a must! My husband sticks to Irish Oatmeal with Fage yoghurt. I like to have a bagel or croissant from the bakery along with muenster cheese (vegetable rennet) and jam.

  6. Assalamu alaikum. For our family a great energy filled suhoor would consist of a tall glass of organic milk, 365 Organic Everyday Value Organic Old-fashioned Rolled Oats with organic strawberries and blueberries, and some organic raisin granola sprinkle heavily over the stop! Lots of fiber and nutritious value in there! I just love Whole Foods! Happy Ramadan everyone!

  7. I always make sure i am stocked with lavage from whole foods. Its ideal and versatile in preparing quick and nutritous meals for suhoor. It can be grilled with cheese and mushroom or on a lazy day just spread with cream cheese and jam. Great with scrambled eggs too. Fruit from whole foods are also a must in our suhoor especially a banana, whichis great for sustained energy. And now i also include saffron road products in my shopping list as well. Thanks whole foods and saffron Road. :)

  8. I actually bought a lot of steel cut oats from the bulk section last week. I cook up a batch every couple of nights and add dates or other fruits to it. Keeps me satisfied.

  9. boiled eggs and a slice of whole wheat bread.

  10. I love a good bowl of oatmeal and frittata’s for a great suhoor meal. I normally buy the fresh Basil plants in a bag from whole foods as well as their sundried tomato’s. To make Frittata’s I combine 8 large organic eggs, along with dash’s of garlic powder, onion powder, fresh crushed black pepper and a small dash of sea salt. I also add a little half and half, about half a pint and the sundried tomato’s and cheddar cheese (already shredded). I put this all in a black cast iron skillet. I place the fresh basil leafs (whole not chopped) strategically on the egg mixture. I stick it in a preheated at 350 oven for 20 min’s and viola! A tasty, organic, and quick way to use eggs for Suhoor!

  11. When it’s not pancakes, it’s Arrowhead Mills Oats mixed with a little organic low fat milk seasoned with cinammon topped with a fresh fruit, which right now, my choice happens to be organic peaches – in season.

  12. During this summer Ramadan, I try to make nutritious meals that also hydrate at the same time. I found the perfect mix by making smoothies using Whole Food ingredients. Every morning and evening I blend together a healthy smoothie using the Whole food sorbet, their frozen fruits, banana’s, and kale. Perfectly tasty, healthy, hydrating, and nutritious!

  13. My go-to suhor recipe:
    Oatmeal with Walnuts and Dates

    Ingredients:
    – 1/3 cup Rolled Oats from Whole Foods bulk section.
    – 3/4 cup water
    – 1/3 cup Blue Diamond vanilla almond milk from Whole Foods.
    – 2 chopped dates
    – 5 walnuts (broken into pieces)
    – 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
    – Optional: 1 tablespoon organic honey to sweeten.

    -I boil the water, then add in the rolled oats.
    -Once the oatmeal is ready and most of the water has been absorbed, I stir in the almond milk and let it soak in for a minute or two.
    – Then, I pour oatmeal into bowl and top it with walnuts, dates, and sprinkle of cinnamon.
    – Finally, I drizzle or stir in some honey if I’m craving extra sweetness!

    Total prep/cooking time= ~10 minutes

  14. I have subscribed and liked all of the above.

    “What’s your short and easy suhoor recipe or idea using at least one product found at Whole Foods?”

    Their whole wheat penne pasta with their 365 sauce! Pasta tastes better the second day, for sure. I add fresh cilantro (from whole foods too), oregano, salt pepper and onion to taste. Delicious!

  15. As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

    Our suhoor is usually food from the previous nights iftar, which almost always consisted of at least one ingredient from Whole Foods. I pair it with green smoothie which consists of two big handfuls of 365 organic spinach, some type of 365 organic frozen fruit, a little organic parsley, some 365 orange juice, some water, whey protein, and an egg or two. It’s delicious mashaAllah and it helps us to have long lasting energy throughout these long days.

  16. I love having Whole Foods 365 organic green tea hot or iced with my suhour and of course organic dates I picked up at whole foods too. I like to keep my suhour light and simple inshaAllah most days

  17. My family loves Mexican food (it’s my specialty since I’m part Mexican) – chilaquiles are very quick and easy but I never thought about making it for suhoor! I usually make steel-cut oatmeal (which is also quick and easy if you put it in a slow cooker overnight)… I have left over corn tortillas from yesterday’s fish tacos so instead of freezing them I will just use them to make my own chilaquiles (I typically add fresh salsa or enchilada sauce at the end stage of cooking to give them more flavor).

  18. I’ve always wanted to try chilaquiles but never got around to making them. Thanks for posting this recipe – you’ve inspired me to try it this weekend! Ramadan Kareem to you and all who are observing.

  19. My favorite suhoor using ingredients from Whole Foods is steel cut oats with toasted almonds and dried cherries – all from the bulk aisle. Your recipe looks so delicious I’m going to try going savory at suhoor insha’Allah!

  20. I actually was not aware of Saffron Road, so will definitely be looking them up next time I am in Whole Foods.

    I prefer simpler suhoor 365 Organic Steel Cut Oats cooked with dates and milk. YUMMMY.

  21. Christopher Kelley

    I do not like peppers of any kind so usually try and integrate heavier vegetables like whole foods squash and zucchini to create more texture. I also love to use their exotic mushroom that they tend to have a lot of at the symphony location in Boston

  22. Here’s my idea for a refreshing drink that can be had both at suhoor and iftaar. It is not just refreshing but also nutritious, keeps the body very cool and kills the acidity that some people may suffer from as a result of long hours of fasting. It is loaded with health benefits, MashaAllah! Keeping the hot summer in view, this drink is definitely not to be missed. I have personally benefited a lot from it.

    Most of us do make nutritious wholesome easy meals for suhoor but it is also important to have a drink that will keep you fresh for a long time to come in this hot summer! Fruit juices are a good choice but if there’s another drink to consider this summer – it’s definitely my herbal yogurt drink, just 6 super easy ingredients to add on and you’ll be a tasting a drink which you can never get tired of!

    Ingredients

    1. 365 Organic Yogurt
    2. Water
    3. Salt – to taste
    4. Mint leaves
    5. Cilantro leaves
    6. Ginger

    The exact amount for each has not been mentioned, reason being that you will be adding the ingredients based on what you feel is approximate. Once you add in the yogurt and dilute it with water, you will figure out how much of the other ingredients has to be added. You can even add in more stuff and customize your drink.

    Method

    1. Add the 365 Organic Yogurt to a bowl (if you use a hand blender) or you may directly add it to your blender jar.
    2. Add water to dilute the yogurt and gently mix it with a spoon. The point here is to dilute the yogurt to a watery/juice consistency. I have not mentioned the exact measurements since I don’t follow any. I just add the yogurt and keep pouring water and mix it until I feel it is of a juice consistency.
    3. To this diluted mixture, add a pinch of salt, fresh mint and cilantro leaves and finally a slice of ginger. (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/img1199l.jpg/)
    4. Blend it well.
    5. If using the normal blender you drink is likely to be of a beautiful green colour and if using a hand blender you may have very very tiny pieces of the leaves. If you use a hand blender and want a clean drink you may use a stainer before pouring it into the glasses or you may drink it as it is to get all the leafy nutrition.

    I use the hand blender to save time. This drink can be made at night and poured into disposable glasses, wrapped with cling film (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/img1201f.jpg/) and kept in the fridge. if it’s a big family, you can pour all of it in a jug. When the suhoor time is about to end, you can have this drink. It stays good in the fridge for a day. It is best to prepare it fresh everyday. Trust me, it hardly takes 5 minutes. I always have the fresh leaves ready in a box so that I just have to add them and begin the blending. Considering it’s health benefits, it is also a great idea to prepare this drink for iftar as well.

    Health benefits of having this low calorie drink:

    1. It is a stomach soothing probiotic drink.
    2. The enzymes produced by the live culture continue to work in the intestines. This helps in strengthening and rebuilding the intestinal flora to absorb nutrients.
    3. Keeps your body cool despite the external heat.
    4. Rich in B vitamins (that helps keep you alert), plus several other nutrients like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
    5. Just as a hair conditioner restores balance to damaged hair, this drink can be thought of as a stomach-conditioner restoring back the good environment for the absorption of nutrients.
    6. Cilantro as we all know has an anti-inflammatory effect and relieves flatulence; it lowers LDL and raises HDL. It is a good source of dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium. It is also rich in phytonutrients and flavanoids.
    7. Mint has been a body coolant for ages! Mint is well known for its ability to soothe the digestive track and reduce the severity and length of stomach aches. It eases discomfort for those suffering with irritable bowel syndrome. Like cilantro it also relieves flatulence.
    8. The health benefits of ginger are too many to mention. Apart from it’s wide variety of uses it is excellent for digestive problems, relieves nausea, lowers LDL cholestrol and an excellent tonic for heart health as it relieves the smooth muscles of the blood vessels.

    We have this drink not just during Ramadhan but also during scorching summers. I hope you will enjoy this drink too!

  23. I like to use Chia Seeds (from Whole Foods) in my smoothies!! :)

  24. I usually make oatmeal from the bulk foods section and add brown sugar, dates, milk, and some peanut butter for added protein!

  25. There’s nothing better than a wholesome but delicious muffin that’s not too sweet and not too dry. Mashed bananas, espresso powder and dark chocolate combination sets this muffin apart from the rest. The secret to this muffin is the whole wheat flour and nonfat greek yogurt. This muffin will undoubtedly wake you up and keep you satisfied all day. :-)

    Wake Me Up Muffin Recipe
    Makes 12 muffins

    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups 365 Organic Whole foods whole wheat flour
    1 or 2 packets mocha flavored Starbucks Via (depending on your taste)
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups ripe organic bananas, mashed
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
    8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    1/4 cup 365 Organic Whole Foods 2% milk
    1 large egg
    1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
    1 cup chopped dark chocolate

    Directions:
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or use a cupcake pan with jumbo muffin liners. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, espresso powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the mashed bananas, sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk, egg and yogurt. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Gently fold in the chocolate with a rubber spatula.

    Divide the batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

  26. I love making breakfast egg & cheese burritos with whole wheat tortillas from Whole Foods.

    I “like” the Whole Foods Market Facebook page, the Saffron Road Facebook page and I am subscribed to the Whole Story Blog.

  27. I love to eat scrambled eggs made with fresh peppers,onions, and tomatoes. I fry the onions,peppers, and tomatoes together first then I add in the eggs. I like to eat it with fresh bread. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies also.

  28. The best sahoor is one that is high in protein because you stay full longer and also you do not get that sluggish feel of overloading on carbs and not using them right away (esp. when you go back to sleep!)

    I like using cage free eggs from Whole Foods with any left over veggies (so nothing goes bad during Ramadan) to make a pita pocket sandwich.

    Natural spray oil
    2 cups packed baby spinach (or 1 cup frozen, then thawed and squeezed)
    3 cage-free eggs, beaten
    1/8 teaspoon sea salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
    1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese
    2 whole wheat pitas, warm

    It is really quick and easy.

    I also just wanted to comment that I am so HAPPY that Whole Foods now sells Kalona Supernatural Milk in the gallon. For those of you who are interested in raw milk but just can’t go all the way raw, this milk is vat pasteurized at a low temp to kill listera and is non-homogenized, so you get the awesome cream at the top. Delicious for sahoor and iftar!

  29. Whole Foods caved in to pressure and is no longer promoting or highlighting Ramadan:

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2011/08/whole_foods_we_should_not_high.php

    What a shame. They have lost my weekly visits. Shame.

  30. I’m definitely gonna try to make this next!

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