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Fiber Rich Recipes recipes
Constipation can be a common problem during Pregnancy, because the pressure exerted by the expanded uterus tends to slow down the digestive system. This is good in a way because it allows more time for nutrients to be absorbed as the food moves more slowly through the system. The RDA for Fiber is approximately 30 gms / day. The discomfort caused by constipation can be eased through adequate intake of fibre, which has been called ‘Nature’s broom’! It can be sourced from:
1. Whole cereals and pulses like whole wheat, oats, brown rice, barley, bajra, bran, moong, matki, etc.
2. All fruits and vegetables especially sweetlime, apple, grapefruit, green peas, cluster beans and all leafy vegetables
For main meals of the day, try recipes like barley Khichdi, Chawli French Beans and Carrot Soup, Fruit and Vegetable Salad, Jowar Bajre ki Roti and so on. You can also make your in between snacks fibre rich by trying preparations like Green Peas Panki, Oats Mutter Dosa and Sprouts Spring Onion and Tomato Salad.
Make sure you also drink enough water and other fluids along with including these fibre dense recipes to help avoid constipation.
20 Aug 11
Jowar Bajre Ki Roti by Tarla Dalal
Jowar and bajra flour rotis flavoured with spring onions and green chilli. Jowar and bajra are rich in iron, protein and fibre. Being comparatively dry this roti is recommended for your first trimester as a it will relieve you of nausea. Have it as a mid morning snack or for lunch with the Usal.
17 Feb 16
Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my all-time favourite soup recipe which is also very nutritive as it is rich in vitamin A, fibre and protein. Instead of fried starters, this "sunny" soup is just perfect for a pre-dinner appetizer.
11 Nov 08
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
11 Nov 08
Oats, Vegetable and Brown Rice Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An all-in-one meal, which is not only satiating but also gives a bounty of nutrients like antioxidants vitamin A and folic acid to nourish the baby’s brain and skin, and good quality protein and calcium for strong bones, along with iron to build up your iron stores.
Brown rice gives you loads ....
18 Oct 10
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
20 Aug 11
Cabbage and Moong Dal Salad by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein, fibre, folic acid and iron, this simple salad is good for a mid morning or a late afternoon snack too.
Cabbage and Moong Dal Salad is sure to tickle your taste buds and satisfy your hunger pangs without giving you any empty calories. You can have it for lunch as a side dish or ....
20 Aug 11
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
12 Apr 15
Masala Karela by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
25 Jun 14
18 Oct 10
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems.
In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
25 Jun 14
Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and satiating option, the Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is a wholesome and tasteful soup that retains the natural flavours of the veggies to the hilt. It makes use of fibre-rich ingredients like green peas, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Avoid straining to retain the fibre con ....
11 Sep 14
Broken Wheat Upma ( Healthy Breakfast Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Broken Wheat Upma, as the name suggests is a nutrient-rich wheat based upma. While the broken wheat brings in loads of dietary fibre and energy, carrot and green peas bring along a wealth of nutrients, especially vitamin A. The veggies also add crunch to an otherwise soft upma. You may also add othe ....
18 Oct 10
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
10 Jul 16
Peru Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Guava, when cooked with miscellaneous spice powders, a dash of jaggery and a traditional tempering transforms into an excellent accompaniment for rotis
. Remember, the p ....
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