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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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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
05 Nov 16
Gado Gado Salad by Tarla Dalal
Time to make a culinary trip to Indonesia, with this scrumptious Gado Gado Salad! Loaded with colourful and juicy veggies, dressed in a unique peanut sauce that combines nutty, sweet and tangy flavours, this delectable salad is a super-tasty antioxidant booster!
12 Oct 16
Chick Pea, Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The Chick Pea, Broccoli and Carrot Stir-Fry is a super interesting way to top up your protein stores. It has varied textures, from the mealy texture of kabuli chana to the crunch of sautéed veggies, not to forget the fabulous aroma and flavour of sesame seeds.
Ingredients like chilli sauce, ging ....
10 Oct 16
Celery Soup by Tarla Dalal
Here is a soup that can perk you up even on a gloomy day. It is both flavourful and soothing, which works wonders to cheer up the soul.
This soup has neither corn flour nor cream, but is amazingly tasty. Wholesome milk gives the soup a balanced and rich flavour, which also providing you with c ....
29 Sep 16
Bean Sprouts and Veggie Wrap, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A filling and wholesome snack that is ideal for an expectant mother to satiate small hunger pangs. With abundant nutrients, such as protein from bean sprouts; as well as antioxidants like vitamins A, C from broccoli, carrot, capsicum and lettuce, the Bean Sprouts and Veggie Wraps will also help meet ....
23 Sep 16
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.
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.
23 Sep 16
Kulith Salad, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Kulith salad, the nutrient content and digestibility of pulses increase manifold when sprouted. It is not surprising then, that the protein-rich horse gram is used in the sprouted form in this recipe.
Paneer adds to the protein content, while tomatoes, green chillies and coriander give the sal ....
14 Sep 16
Cucumber Cooler by Tarla Dalal
This simple, all-natural and cooling juice, sans sugar or syrups, is guaranteed to win your heart with its soothing mouth-feel and refreshing flavour. Just muskmelon and cucumber juiced in a hopper and garnished with cucumber sticks, the Cucumber Cooler will appeal to your palate while also helping ....
10 Sep 16
Spinach Gnocchi with Mango and Green Onion Salsa by Tarla Dalal
This dish can be served as an appetiser or a main course. The sauce is unusually tangy. You can also toss the gnocchi (pronounced: 'nyoki') in any other sauce of your choice.
03 Sep 16
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
09 Aug 16
Vegetable Stew ( Pregnancy Cookbook ) by Tarla Dalal
This nourishing aromatic broth is good for those days when you feel least inclined to cook up a whole meal. Try this when your appetite is better in second and third trimesters. This make a great one dish meal when served with hot dinner rolls or steamed rice. Packed with fibre, protein and iron, th ....
09 Aug 16
Paneer and Broccoli Stir Fry in Kalonji Seeds by Tarla Dalal
A colourful assortment of vegetables tossed lightly with cottage cheese and onion seeds. This recipe is a delicious source of fibre, iron, vitamin c, vitamin a and calcium. If you are one of those who prefers eating hot vegetables dishes to cold salads, then this is just the one for you. Have the sa ....
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