For Muslims all over the world, the month of Ramadan can be the most rewarding time of the year. But fasting from sunrise to sunset can be challenging, and breaking your fast with the right foods is key to ensuring you have enough energy for your evening prayers and don't crash the next morning.
According to registered dietitian Shireen Hakim, your iftar should be composed of "mostly protein, and then fats, and then carbs."
She cautions against fried foods, caffeine, and sugar, all of which can ultimately make you feel sluggish and have you feeling hungrier the next day.
With all of that in mind, BuzzFeed Food gathered 17 recipes from around the web to help fuel your Ramadan roster. (*Note: To be clear, Hakim provided the guidelines and inspiration for these recipes but BuzzFeed Food selected them.)