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Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes


Last Updated : Mar 22,2018



फोलिक ऐसिड युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें
ફોલીક એસીડ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો
Folic acid (400 mcg/day) or Folate is an essential Vitamin required almost 12 weeks before you conceive and also during the first trimester (first 3 months) for the growth and development of the brain and spine of the fetus. Folic acid is also required throughout the Pregnancy for the formation of blood. It’s deficiency can lead to anemia in the mother.

Raise your folic acid levels be enjoying recipes made with.

1. Vegetables like potatoes, (with skin), tomatoes, spinach, peas, broccoli, beetroot and ladies finger.

2. Nuts & Oilseeds (almonds, cashewnuts, sesame seeds and walnuts)

3. A variety of cereals and pulses along with sprouts.

Table of Folic Acid Rich Foods

Ingredients mcg/cup
Kabuli chana, cooked 305
Chana dal (split Bengal gram), cooked 242
Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked 233
Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked 213
Urad dal (split black lentils), cooked 199
Toovar dal (Arhar), cooked 169
Til (sesame seeds) 161
Gavarfali (Cluster beans), chopped 144
Chawli leaves (Cowpea leaves) chopped 101
Palak (Spinach), chopped 84
Bhindi (Ladies finger), chopped 74
Tomato, chopped 47
Fansi (French beans), chopped 46
Bajra flour (Black millet flour) 44
Gehun ka atta (Whole wheat flour) 39
Peanuts (Groundnuts) 27
Phudina (Mint leaves), chopped 11

Want to know how to cook healthy with these ingredients during pregnancy? Peep into this section. Recipes like Baby Potato and Bell Pepper Stir-fry, Broccoli Soup, Chick Pea Tikkis, Moong Dal and Spinach etc. have been researched just for you. Try them to stay healthy, especially in those beginning months of gestation!

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Recipe# 2993
19 May 18

 
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 42508
14 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learning to make granola bars is a worthy skill, because granola bars are so tasty and so handy! You can just keep a few in your handbag and munch on them when you are hungry. However, whenever we buy commercial brands, we are always doubtful about the health quotient and quality of ingredients ....
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Recipe# 39646
30 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
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Recipe# 2969
22 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of veggies makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic! Broccoli, carrot and paneer are a pretty sight to behold, with their contrasting colours, and quite exciting to munch on because of the varied textures they bring to the table. Broccoli is a very good sou ....
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Recipe# 7451
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
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Recipe# 3568
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
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Recipe# 42207
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box! Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
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Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
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Recipe# 2931
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
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Recipe# 2933
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your fir ....
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Recipe# 196
05 Jul 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of sizzling chana being constantly turned around in the tavas of roadside chaat-wallahs is enough of trigger the gastronomic juices! would it not be wonderful to recreate that wonderful tava chana experience at your own garden cocktail party? cooked kabuli chana, prepared in a lip-sma ....
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Recipe# 3565
26 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
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Recipe# 3573
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
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Recipe# 38991
26 Nov 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
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