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Pregnancy Fiber Rich recipes
Last Updated : Jun 15,2018
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.
Here is a detailed list of Fibre Rich Foods.
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.
Guava Drink, Peru Drink by Tarla Dalal
It is difficult to pass by guavas in the market without buying some. With their pleasant aroma and unique flavour, guavas are perfectly poised to please your palate. This fruit is a boon during pregnancy, especially if you are having digestive problems like constipation. This is because guava, with ....
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 ....
Doodhi Theplas by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
20 Aug 11
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
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 ....
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 ....
14 Apr 18
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 ....
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.
08 Aug 18
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 ....
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 ....
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds.
Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
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.
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of gavar and masoor gives a dal that brims with flavour and overflows with nutrition! Onions and tomatoes turn out to be effective helpers in any dal recipe, improving the texture and flavour of the dish. A simple but smart tempering also works in favour of this dal, impr ....
Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra by Tarla Dalal
Khakhras are a handy jar snack. They give wonderful company to a cup of hot tea
, silence your tummy whenever a sudden hunger pang strikes, and can be carried around in your handbag to snack on, anytime you are peckish.
These c ....
Stuffed Bajra Roti by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is the staple diet in many parts of North-Western India where the locals enjoy it with garlic chutney, jaggery and home-made butter. In this recipe, I have stuffed these rotis with a mixture of paneer, fenugreek and tomatoes, thus enriching it with calcium, folic acid and iron. If you find ....
Orange Tabbouleh, Healthy Orange Tabbouleh by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur (which is often referred to as broken wheat or dalia) is the healthiest form of wheat available. The most important nutrient retained by this cereal form is fibre, that makes it a low glycemic index food and helps to prevent a quick rise in blood sugar levels. In contrast, wheat products like ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce is a truly attractive dish replete with colourful and crunchy veggies, a luscious almond sauce and of course, whole wheat spaghetti. We have avoided pasta made from refined flour and used a limited quantity of whole wheat spaghetti instead, to ma ....
20 Aug 11
Orange Sesame Tabbouleh by Tarla Dalal
A delightful orange sesame flavoured broken wheat salad. This salad is soothing, especially if you are feeling nauseous and don't feel like eating much. Broken wheat is a good source of carbohydrates which will help you feel better and also nourish you with iron, vitamin C and fibre. This dish com ....
16 May 10
Green Peas Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Green pea panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Green peas added to the panki batter make it look more appealing and enhance its fibre value. Serve these steamed hot pankis with green chutney.
Whole Masoor Salad by Tarla Dalal
Here is another lip-smacking way to enjoy wholesome masoor. In this irresistible Whole Masoor Salad, this nutrient-packed lentil is combined with assorted veggies and a tangy dressing of lemon juice and green chillies.
A dash of olive oil in the dressing rounds off the flavours well, while a sp ....
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