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Last Updated : Dec 20,2017
Over the years snacks have developed a “bad image”, but they can actually be an important part of a meal, especially for a pregnant women. They provide you the needed energy and protein in the middle of the day which keeps you going on till dinner. You just need to avoid to reach out to the bag of chips or any other deep fried snack. Make your choice wisely and you are all set to gain in some nutrients than just the fat.
Cabbage Parathas, Hare Chane ki Chaat, Mini Jowar, Apple and Walnut Pancake, Moong Dal and Paneer Chila and many more such delicious snack treats find place in this section. Enjoy them in the evening when you are at home. If your travelling or are at work, make some dry snack during the weekends so you are set for the week. Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra, Baked Oats Puri, Golpapdi, Healthy Methi Crispies are some recipe ideas to turn to then. Just ensure that size of the snack should be of the right size –a good balance between enough calories to satisfy you, but still not too many.
However at times, if time doesn’t permit to cook any of these snacks, occasionally opt for fruits like apple, pear, strawberries, orange, guava or grapefruit as they have natural sugar, fiber and some amount of water content too. Remember fruits are always a healthier option than readymade fruit juices.
So plan your snacks well ahead in time and get set for a healthy indulgence throughout your pregnancy.
Oats Moong Dal Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break!
These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
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 ....
Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancake by Tarla Dalal
These iron-laden pancakes are a smart and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth during pregnancy. A batter of jowar flour is fortified with apples and nuts, and sweetened with jaggery to make delicious Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancakes, which are not only sweet but also excitingly textured and ....
Palak Methi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Multiflour Idli by Tarla Dalal
This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation.
A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calc ....
Dal Pandoli by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati
snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein
02 Nov 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 ....
Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia by Tarla Dalal
How often we find ourselves picking lush cauliflowers at the market, only to quickly discard the greens and stow the cauliflower head alone into the fridge! Well, this recipe will help you discover the goodness of this often unused part of the cauliflower.
The greens are a great source of iron ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice) by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it.
The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
26 Mar 18
Paneer Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Fresh paneer together with chopped coriander and green chillies, rolled in flour and shallow- fried to perfection – ah, no wonder the paneer tikki is such a popular snack! this version is made even more irresistible with a rich dry fruit stuffing that complements the soft paneer very well.
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
29 Oct 18
Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip by Tarla Dalal
A flavourful and healthy avocado-based dip, Guacamole originated in Mexico but has now become popular all over the world not just as a dip but also as a salad dressing and sandwich topping. Ensure you take ripe avocados to avoid a raw taste that displeases the taste buds!
Once you have made th ....
26 Mar 18
Healthy Moong Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Appetizing moong sprouts, onions and tomatoes topped with cooling dahi, this Healthy Moong Chaat is loaded with nutrients like iron, fibre, and vitamins A and C. Brimming with good health, this tasty snack can be tossed up in a jiffy and is the perfect answer to sudden hunger pangs. Always keep some ....
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
26 Oct 18
Groundnut Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique tikki made with crunchy peanuts and vibrant spinach held together by whole wheat flour and besan. This tasty snack is loaded with vitamin B3, which is required for producing and utilising energy from the food that you eat.
With just a dash of lemon juice and green chillies to ....
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.
14 Mar 15
Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki is nothing short of magic for garlic lovers. Sprouted matki, a storehouse of nutrients, is hardly used in routine cooking. This delectable tikki is a great way to use this wonder ingredient. To avoid losing nutrients, make sure you cook the matki in a covered pan. These too ....
23 Sep 16
Vegetable Satay with Peanut Sauce, Protein Rich Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable satay with peanut sauce, protein-rich peanuts make a saucy but tasty appearance in this dish. However, remember that peanuts can also be fattening if not consumed judiciously! Enjoy these nutritious satays in more ways than one – by making varied veggie combos as per your choice.
13 Oct 17
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 ....
Mixed Sprouts Open Toast by Tarla Dalal
The Mixed Sprouts Open Toast looks very appealing with its dainty disc-like shape and appetizing toppings. Mixed sprouts perked up with chaat masala and other spice powders emerges as a real chatpata topping perfect for a cold or rainy day, while the abundance of protein, fibre, vitamins and antioxi ....
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