[In accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ] 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 […]
An oft neglected Sunnah when breaking the fast…
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?”
Once we were in the room in al-Masjid al-Haraam in which the Shaykh used to respond to the questions of the people; the room became packed due to a group who had come from the Soviet Union.
Go and get me [some] water or dried dates to break my fast with, so that you may attain a reward similar to that of mine.