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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.

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Recipe# 4833
14 Jun 14

 
Kesari Milk by Tarla Dalal
Some traditional recipes have a timeless charm, and Kesari Milk is one such. Brimming with calcium from milk and nuts, this healthy drink is so flavourful with strong hints of saffron that it is sure to be loved by kids, adults and elderly people as well. When preparing the Kesari Milk for adults, y ....
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Recipe# 37227
03 Sep 12

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Lettuce and Apple Salad With Lemon Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Iron rich lettuce and celery teamed with crunchy apples to raise your haemoglobin levels. Being laced with a vitamin c rich lemony dressing it helps to enhance the absorption of iron further.
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Recipe# 33263
23 Sep 16

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Fruit and Nut Milkshake, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and nut milkshake, a perfect evening snack for pregnant women, who are usually advised to have small and frequent meals. With 8.1 gm of protein per glass, this energy and nutrient dense drink will surely boost the growth of the foetus.
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Recipe# 22437
11 Nov 08

 
Stuffed Paneer Green Pea Paratha 
by Tarla Dalal
The fabulous aroma and vibrant colour of this paratha ensure that you are attracted to try it! And once you taste it, its finger-licking flavour makes you want more. Green peas and green chilli paste add a lot of zing to the paratha dough, while a wholesome stuffing of paneer and raisins adds a succ ....
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Recipe# 2924
20 Aug 11

 
Date and Banana Shake ( Pregnancy Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This shake is a great way to start your day, especially during your first trimester when you may have lost your appetite as a result of morning sickness. The natural sweetness of the dates and bananas is enriched by the addition of milk and it provides for all the required calcium, protein and iron ....
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Recipe# 2957
20 Aug 11

 
Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad by Tarla Dalal
Quick, easy and tasty too – what a combination! The best part is that this Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad has as much nutritional appeal too, making it a must-have in the preconception period and first trimester. Tangy and crunchy, it is an excellent source of folic acid, iron and protein. T ....
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Recipe# 2995
20 Aug 11

 
Stuffed Carrot Halwa Pancake 
by Tarla Dalal
If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, try desserts like this one that are healthier and also leave you satisfied. These Stuffed Carrot Halwa Pancakes are simply delightful, and are also relatively easy to make as we have presented a healthier and quicker version of gajar ka halwa that does not requ ....
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Recipe# 35063
18 Oct 10

 
Fresh Fruit Raita ( Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This sweet and delicious raita makes use of curds-which is a powerhouse of calcium. A cup of low-fat curd meets 25% of the adult recommended dietary allowance for calcium. So ensure that you include a cup of curd in your daily intake of food. This raita will ensure that you stock up on calcium throu ....
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Recipe# 36411
14 Mar 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 2935
20 Aug 11

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Bulgur Wheat Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur wheat proves to be a good breakfast food, as it provides an adequate amount of energy (calories) and protein. Since your body requires calcium, the addition of curds improves the calcium content of the recipe. These pancakes are ideal for your second trimester as they are rich in fibre and wi ....
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Recipe# 33012
20 Aug 09

 
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Moong soup, subtly flavoured with curry leaves and lemon juice, this moong soup is easily digestible and high on energy. Carrots and paneer increase the protein and vitamin a content making this soup a great starter to meals.
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Recipe# 7451
12 Apr 15

 
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry 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# 4831
05 Jan 15

 
Fruit Sandesh ( Calcium) 
by Tarla Dalal
The Fruit Sandesh is sure to send perky signals of delight to your brain! A rich sandesh topped with homemade orange sauce and an assortment of fruits, this dessert is a medley of all your favourite things. The presentation is so exciting that everybody, including kids, will surely give it a try – a ....
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Recipe# 3554
26 Nov 12

 
Cabbage Jowar Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Muthias are an all time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new. These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc. This ve ....
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