[In accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)] it is recommended for the one fasting to eat dates for suhoor and iftaar.
Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 8, Page 312 Yahyaa al-Wihaathee narrated: I have not seen a man who was more generous than Ismaa’eel ibn ‘Ayyaash. When we would visit him at the farm, he would suffice only with [slaughtering] a sheep for us and [some] dried fried dates. I heard him say: ‘I inherited 4,000 […]
I went out with my father and we came to Madeenah. Maalik ibn Anas then sent us a plate of fresh dates. So he (my father) then placed 1,000 deenaars and returned it (the plate) to him.
I brought a container of ripe dates for the Shaykh, and the dates were very fresh – so the Shaykh ate a few and then asked: “Where did you get these dates from?”