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Last Updated : Dec 23,2017



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Planning a pregnancy is one of the most sensible things to do, and it has a big impact on the health of your baby. Pregnancy is a time for growth and additional demand for nutrients.

It is the biggest change in a woman's life. A mother's body should be healthy to nurture a new life. It is a big responsibility, and one should be ready to accept it as a challenge and also enjoy this period of change in your life.

A woman who has been well nourished before conception begins her pregnancy with reserves of several essential nutrients like Protein, Vitamins ( Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Vitamin E, Pregnancy Folic Acid), minerals ( Iron and Calcium), to meet the needs of the growing foetus. It is important to build up reserves of these nutrients before you actually conceive to have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Here are a three things to keep in mind when you are planning to have a baby:

1. Maintain a weight that is appropriate for pregnancy as this is a better indicator of maternal health during your 9 months of gestation. Even if you are slightly overweight or underweight, there is no reason to panic as long a s you are at a weight level that you are comfortable with. Here is a formula to help you determine what weight is appropriate for your height. Height (cm) - 105=Ideal Body Weight (kg.) (105 is a standard figure derived for women from Broca’s index for ideal body weight.)
2. Do not smoke or drink alcohol or use any recreational drugs.’
3. Have a complete medical checkup, including blood analysis, which will indicate your iron, haemoglobin and folic acid status. These nutrients are vital during your pregnancy and are required in large quantities for the foetal growth and development. It is important that you build up their reserves before you actually conceive.

Iron is essential for foetal blood formation, Calcium is necessary for the building of healthy bones and teeth and Folic acid is vital for the development of the fetal neural tubes during the first trimester. So eat foods that are rich in folic acid much before you conceive and throughout your pregnancy as it is one of the most needed vitamins required by your body during this time. Keeping these requirements in mind, we have included recipes like Hariyali Dal and Soya Upma to nourish you as they are excellent sources of all these nutrients.

Preconception Recipes Rich in Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and Fibre
Recipes Calcium Iron Folic Acid Fibre
Date and Banana Shake Rich Rich ---- ----
Dal and Vegetable Idli ---- Rich Rich ----
Moong Dal Dosa ---- Rich Rich Rich
Lentil and Vegetable Broth Rich Rich Rich ----
Broccoli Soup Rich ---- Rich Rich
Sweet Corn and Kidney Bean Salad Rich Rich ---- Rich
Pear, Apple and Date Salad with Orange Dressing Rich ---- ---- Rich
Hariyali Dal Rich Rich Rich Rich
Sai Bhaji Rich Rich Rich ----
Paushtic Roti Rich Rich Rich ----
Spinach Malfatti Rich Rich Rich ----
Sprout Pulao Rich Rich ---- Rich
Bajra Khichdi Rich Rich Rich Rich

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Recipe# 6201
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kick start your day with this energy boosting treat. Rich in flavour and nutrients, it satisfies aesthetic as well as nutritional demands. The Beet Treat is high in carbohydrates as it contains beetroot, which is the richest source of natural sugars. Apples give this juice good body thus making ....
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Recipe# 2969
22 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of veggies makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic! Broccoli, carrot and paneer are a pretty sight to behold, with their contrasting colours, and quite exciting to munch on because of the varied textures they bring to the table. Broccoli is a very good sou ....
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Recipe# 4790
16 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here, a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them ensures that the ....
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Recipe# 2931
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
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Recipe# 2954
17 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my all-time favourite soup recipe which is also very nutritive as it is rich in vitamin A, fibre and protein. Instead of fried starters, this "sunny" soup is just perfect for a pre-dinner appetizer.
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Recipe# 35084
18 Oct 10

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 6213
19 Mar 18

 
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 39647
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A smart combination of the right ingredients is essential to ensure the maximum uptake of iron from a recipe. In this wholesome Whole Wheat Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce, we have done away with cheese because calcium hinders the absorption of iron. Iron-rich red pumpkin is used in the place of milk to ....
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Recipe# 22167
14 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with
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Recipe# 5701
10 Oct 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sprouted masala matki is an ideal snack during post pregnancy days, as it helps to make up for the iron lost in blood during childbirth. Sprouted matki is a great source of iron, and the addition of vitamin c rich veggies like tomatoes and capsicum ensures that the iron is absorbed to the hilt to be ....
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Recipe# 39645
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An iron-rich trio of amaranth leaves, rajma and kabuli chana come together in this lip-smacking dal! Made of everyday ingredients, this delicious Beans and Amaranth Leaves Dal is also easy to prepare. Now, you can enjoy culinary pleasure hand in hand with good health and a sharp brain, because apart ....
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Recipe# 2961
20 Aug 11

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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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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# 2957
26 Mar 18

 
 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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Preconception Recipes
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 on 25 Oct 17 04:43 PM


Thanks for the great detail on preconception and giving recipes Rich in Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and Fibre.
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