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The first 3 months of pregnancy are called the “First Trimester”. Throughout the Pregnancy, your baby needs a ready supply of energy and a high quality of nutrients for its growth. It is during the first few weeks that the fetus begins to form organs and the heartbeat can be detected by the second month. Along with protein, calcium and iron, with more focus on folic acid which is essential for the brain and spine development of the fetus. Healthy Tomato Soup, Palak Toovar Dal and Til chikki are a few well researched recipes just for you to make up for your folic acid requirement.

During these early months you may feel nauseated and want to throw up frequently. If you are one amongst those women, trying chewing on cardamom or opt for dry snacks like Bajra Khakhra, Golpapdi etc. Sipping water, Juices or shakes from time to time will also help to keep nausea at bay. Turn to healthy options like Strawberry Chickoo Milkshake, Fig and Apricot Shake or try your hand on any combination of fruits available in your refrigerator. These don’t have strong flavor and lack strong smells which avoids aggravating nausea.

It is likely that you lose weight in the beginning months, but remember to continue with fluid intake along with small and frequent meals. Recipes like Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir-fry, Cucumber Curd Rice, Jowar Bajre ki Roti and many more will help you gain those necessary nutrients for you and our baby both.

You can try meditation or yoga under expert supervision along with a healthy diet – it will help keep you relaxed and reduce stress.

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Recipe# 2979
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.
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Recipe# 2930
20 Aug 11

 
Strawberry Chickoo Shake 
by Tarla Dalal
Ah, this shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack. Chock-full of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin C and fibre too, this is as satiating as a snack can get. At the same time, the peppy flavour ....
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Recipe# 5713
10 Oct 14

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Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi 
by Tarla Dalal
Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi! Made of a wholesome combination of dal, rice and vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, this traditional khichdi gives several nutrients including a significant amount of iron per serving. Flavourful and nutritious, this sum ....
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Recipe# 2993
20 Aug 11

 
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 ....
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Recipe# 33255
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 ....
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Recipe# 5707
10 Oct 14

 
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
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Recipe# 2952
29 Jul 16

 
Potato and Onion Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The versatile potato often plays a supporting role in a meal, but in this recipe it's the star in creating a creamy soup that is brightened up with the addition of grated carrots. Try not to peel the potatoes when you cook and purée them because unpeeled potatoes are rich in folic acid. Carbohydrate ....
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Recipe# 2942
20 Aug 11

 
Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies 
by Tarla Dalal
If you always considered choco chip cookies to be a sinful indulgence, and have been especially wary of it now to avoid unwarranted weight gain during pregnancy, then here is a delightful guilt-free recipe that you can enjoy once in a while! With loads of protein and fibre, this delicious, soft and ....
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Recipe# 2961
20 Aug 11

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Orange Sesame Tabbouleh 
by Tarla Dalal
A delightful orange sesame flavoured broken wheat salad. This salad is soothing, especially if you are feeling nauseous and don't feel like eating much. Broken wheat is a good source of carbohydrates which will help you feel better and also nourish you with iron, vitamin C and fibre. This dish com ....
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Recipe# 2950
20 Aug 11

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Broccoli Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli Broth is a really quick soup to make, and one which does not require you to hunt for umpteen ingredients. Despite the minimal amount of ingredients, it has a fantastic flavour mainly due to the teamwork of broccoli with onions, and a soothing texture due to the addition of milk. Broccol ....
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Recipe# 2933
20 Aug 11

 
Moong Dal Dosa by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your first trimester. The fibre and vitamin content of the recipe is also good due to the addition of parboiled rice. ....
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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# 39644
10 Oct 14

 
Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy 
by Tarla Dalal
A beautiful subzi for valuable good health, Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy features a colourful and thoughtful combination of ingredients. Beetroot and carrot together with tangy spices gives rise to a lip-smacking tikki that goes just too well with the garlic-flavoured spinach gravy. Beetroot bei ....
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Recipe# 2928
20 Aug 11

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Fig and Apricot Shake ( Pregnancy Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Fig and Apricot Shake is best had early in the morning for breakfast as your body conserves more nutrients at this time of the day. Packed with iron, fibre, calcium, vitamin A, natural sugar and protein, these dry fruits will provide you with energy and will also satiate your hunger.
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