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The joy and excitement of bringing a new life into this world is not only pleasurable but also demands a lot of responsibility. You should be ready to accept it as a challenge by maintaining a healthy diet so as to nurture the new life growing within you. All that you eat before and during the pregnancy is largely responsible for not only your health, but your baby’s too! Here’s a well-researched section on vegetarian foods and recipes for a mum-to-be.
A woman who is well nourished before conception (pre-conception) begins her pregnancy with reserves of essential nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, fibre and folic acid along with other vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B Complex and vitamin C to meet the needs of a growing fetus. And she needs to continue to have a constant intake of these nutrients throughout the nine months of gestation too.
The different sections in this category are for the various stages of your pregnancy keeping in mind your special nutritional requirements for each trimester starting from first trimester to second trimester and finally the third trimesterright till the time of lactation. As you travel through each of the 3 trimesters, some women experience certain discomforts like morning sickness, edema, acidity etc. Read ahead in the sections here to find ways and recipes to ease these situations too.
Sit back, turn through the various sections here, clarify your doubts and ease all your nutritional worries. After all, being pregnant is one of the greatest joys of all. However remember every pregnancy is different and your gynecologist is your best companion through these precious nine months.
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
30 Jan 17
Ginger Tea, Ginger Tea for Cold and Anti-inflammatory by Tarla Dalal
A soothing drink with the refreshing flavour of ginger, the Ginger Tea is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better.
Ginger has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory properties. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer
11 Nov 08
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky because the Indian landscape makes available to us a wealth of healthy grains with immeasurable benefits. Most of these grains and their flours are so versatile that they can be used to make everything from khichdis to ladoos.
Here is a delicious Nachni Ladoo that proves our point ....
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.
29 Dec 14
11 Nov 08
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 ....
20 Aug 11
Black Grape Shake by Tarla Dalal
This magic formula features a unique combination of black grapes, milk and curds, which has a luscious mouth-feel and tangy flavour that you will enjoy even when you suffer from nausea.
It is rich in energy and protein, and the addition of yoghurt not only improves the texture and flavour of t ....
26 Nov 13
Herbed Paneer Paratha by Tarla Dalal
A really nutritious combination of iron-rich fresh greens and paneer, which is packed with calcium, vitamin b2 and protein. Serve with fresh curds for a wholesome and filling breakfast.
16 May 11
Spinach Crepes by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cottage cheese make a good filling for crepes which are topped with Mexican green sauce.
14 Jun 14
18 Oct 10
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) 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.
20 Aug 09
Fruity Sprouts Salad ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Fruity sprouts salad, rich in beneficial ingredients – papaya aids digestion, curds boost the immune system and improve skin texture. Very satiating, specially when you are on diet and restrict your food intake. It’s all in the dressing is all i can say about this crunchy and sweet salad!
11 Nov 08
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 ....
25 Jun 14
Quick Vegetable Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Quick Vegetable Broth provides lots of energy and nutrients while also being very soothing and pleasant, so much so that it sends a warm feeling through you, relaxing your nerves as you take every spoonful. This tasty, colourful and easy-to-cook soup is a low-cal treat brimming with the goodness of ....
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