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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.
26 Nov 07
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
05 Nov 15
Aloo Paneer Chaat ( Calcium Rich Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A versatile dish made with calcium rich paneer. I have added one of the most popular vegetable - aloo, to this dish to enhance its appeal as well as taste.
20 Aug 09
Ami Kozhakatai ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Delicately seasoned with simple spices, this is one dish that you will relish. I have added only 1 tsp of coconut to bring down the calories, making this a sumptuous, healthy breakfast when compared to the coconut laden south indian original.
23 Nov 15
Apple and Oats Milkshake by Tarla Dalal
A soothing milkshake that will help you relax and rejuvenate! Apple and oats are both fibre-rich ingredients, and make a winning combo in terms of flavour and texture too. Raisins impart a natural sweetness to this drink, further enhanced with a lacing of honey. Fix up this Apple and Oats Milkshake ....
26 Nov 13
Apple Cucumber Juice by Tarla Dalal
Fibre-rich apples and juicy cucumber make a light and invigorating juice that helps to detoxify the body and keep your skin glowing all day!
11 Jan 12
Apple Magic, Lemony Apple Juice by Tarla Dalal
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, says the proverb and it's almost true. A dash of lime cuts through the sweetness perfectly and zips up the flavour of this Lemony Apple Juice.
Apples are a storehouse of fibre which helps to keep your digestive tract healthy. Apples contain an enzyme ca ....
11 Mar 14
Apple Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A perfect balance of tradition, modernity and convenience, the apple sandesh is a delectable dessert you can whip up in minutes. Here, quickly-made balls of sandesh are topped with an apple mixture tanged up with lemon juice. Strands of saffron impart a rich hue and aroma to the dessert.
11 Nov 08
Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of the Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry is appetising. The chunky veggies with the aromatic seasonings make you want to grab a bite immediately. And it would do you a world of good to sink your teeth into this tasty stir-fry, as it is loaded with folic acid from the potatoes and ....
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
26 Nov 12
Bajra Kand Rotis by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
18 Oct 10
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
21 Apr 16
11 Nov 08
Bajra Roti in Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemic at bay with this super-tasty and satiating Bajra Roti in Kadhi. This delicious recipe features sumptuous bajra rotis suspended in a tongue-tickling and easy-to-cook kadhi. Bajra is rich in iron, and very effective in keeping up your haemoglobin levels.
That makes this a wonderful ....
20 Aug 11
Baked Methi Puris by Tarla Dalal
Minimal usage of oil makes this recipe enjoyable to eat without the guilt of indulging in the original fried version of puris. These baked puris moreover provide for iron and calcium in your diet. These also make a great snack in your first trimester and can easily find place in a low calorie diabet ....
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