This category has been viewed 61691 times

 Healthy Indian Recipes > Pregnancy > 
44

Pregnancy Second Trimester Foods recipes


Last Updated : Jun 16,2021



गर्भावस्था के लिए दूसरे ट्राइमेस्टर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Second Trimester Foods recipes in Hindi)
બીજા ટ્રિમેસ્ટર માટેનો આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Second Trimester Foods recipes in Gujarati)

What foods to eat during your second trimester of pregnancy? Second trimester Indian recipes.

Second Trimester Indian foods. second trimester Indian recipes. With the onset of second trimester, you are a step ahead in your Pregnancy. This trimester is a period of rapid growth and development of the fetus.

{ad1}

Your priority during pregnancy should be to choose a variety of nutritious foods from the following food groups:

1) Cereals and whole grains : It is recommended to consume about 7-8 servings of cereals per day. Cereals provide you the necessary energy which is required in increased amounts during pregnancy. They also provide fibre which will keep constipation at bay. Try to avoid refined products like maida. Include a variety of whole grains like wheat, barley, bajra, ragi in your diet.

Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without EggsAlmond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs

2) Pulses and legumes : It is recommended to consume about 1-2 servings of pulses per day. They are vegetarian source of protein and hence should be used in combination with cereals to enhance the protein quality. Dals like mung, masoor, toovar, pulses in the form of sprouts or as whole are good to go in salads, pulao’s and sabzi’s.

{ad2}

Sprouts PulaoSprouts Pulao

3) Milk and Milk products : It is recommended to consume about 3-4 servings of dairy products per day. They provide high quality proteins and calcium. Calcium and protein requirements also increase during pregnancy to support the growth and development of the foetus. So it is suggested that you eat dairy products like milk, yoghurt, paneer etc.

4) Vegetables : It is recommended to consume about 5-6 servings of vegetables per day. Include a variety of colourful vegetables to get a wide range of nutrients. Choose all types of vegetables like leafy ones such as spinach, methi, cabbage, lettuce etc. greens such as capsicum, broccoli, peas etc, orange ones like carrots and pumpkin, reds like tomatoes and red capsicum, yellow such as corn and yellow capsicum, purple like brinjal and purple cabbage etc.

{ad3}

5) Fruits : It is recommended to consume about 3-4 servings of fruits per day. Fruits provide a variety of nutrients and antioxidants too. Just like vegetables, one should consume a variety of colorful fruits too to make your diet colorful like a rainbow. Fruits like apple, pineapple, pear, oranges, guava, watermelon, grapes etc.

Include a variety of healthy nuts to give you omega-3 fats. Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios etc. Peanuts are also a good option for pregnant ladies because they are cheap in cost.

Snacks to have in second trimester

Palak Methi MuthiaPalak Methi Muthia

You will stop feel nauseated and the morning sickness will soon disappear in the second trimester. This is also the time when you crave to eat a variety of dishes, with a new taste each time. But remember to not overdo the spice or sugar dosage. So explore recipes like Jowar Methi Roti, Moong Dal Dosa etc.

{ad4}

Your appetite will increase and you will feel the urge to eat small meals more often. To make those  we have designed a few recipes like Orange and Mint Juice, Poha Cutlet, Mooli Muthias and so on.

Foods in second trimester should be rich in energy and protein

Quick Paneer SubziQuick Paneer Subzi

The energy and protein requirement should be made up to reach the desired weight of this trimester. Some women tend to lose weight in first trimester. Then they need to catch up on that weight gain too. So focus on energy dense recipe like Sprout and Fruit Bhel, Strawberry Milkshake, Stuffed bajra Roti, Kulith Salad etc.

{ad5}

Leg cramps also occur to some women in this part of gestation. Focus of dairy products, sprouts and greens to provide your body with loads of calcium. Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi, Sprouts Pulao etc.

Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer SubziBroccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi

Lastly, remember Iodine is also a nutrient that’s very important for baby’s growth. So ensure you use a good quality brand of iodised salt in your daily cooking.

Enjoy our range of recipes foods to eat during your second trimester and check out our other pregnancy recipe categories.

{ad6}

Pregnancy First Trimester Recipes

Pregnancy Third Trimester Recipes

Weight Loss after Pregnancy Recipes

Preconception Recipes


Show only recipe names containing:
  



Bajra Peas Roti, Low Acidity Recipe
Recipe# 22359
16 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra peas roti recipe | healthy matar bajra paratha | low acidity roti | with 19 amazing images. bajra peas roti recipe | healthy matar bajra paratha |
Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2933
16 Feb 19

 
 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 fir ....
Quick Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 7532
13 Aug 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
A delectable blend of flavours and textures makes this Quick Paneer Subzi a great hit! This Jain recipe features cottage cheese cubes, capsicum and tomatoes perked up with a simple yet aromatic powder of coriander and red chillies. Apart from the fact that this lip-smacking subzi uses minimal ingred ....
Kulith Salad, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33255
12 Mar 09

 
 
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 ....
Palak Paneer Roti
Recipe# 38894
23 Sep 13

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Palak and paneer make a great subzi, right? here is how you can use the duo to prepare a delicious roti too! using a rare combination of rice and ragi flours as the base, the palak paneer roti stands out as an extremely nutritious and tasty roti.
Sprouted Masala Matki
Recipe# 5701
20 Oct 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
sprouted masala matki recipe | sprouted moth masala | matki sprouts curry | healthy snack | with step by step images. sprouted masala matki is a nourishing fare w ....
Tendli Aur Matki Subzi
Recipe# 6422
02 Dec 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
tendli matki sabzi recipe | ivy gourd vegetable | tendli sprouts bhaji | healthy tendli sabzi | tendli matki sabzi is a nourishing addition to most healthy Indian ....
Stuffed Bajra Roti
Recipe# 2980
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is the staple diet in many parts of North-Western India where the locals enjoy it with garlic chutney, jaggery and home-made butter. In this recipe, I have stuffed these rotis with a mixture of paneer, fenugreek and tomatoes, thus enriching it with calcium, folic acid and iron. If you find ....
Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi
Recipe# 22436
21 Oct 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 
by Tarla Dalal
palak methi and corn sabzi recipe | palak methi makai | palak methi makai sabji | with step by step images. healthy palak corn sabzi is a nutri packed sabzi which can be served as a daily f ....
Bajra Roti in Kadhi
Recipe# 22445
11 Nov 08

 
 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 ....
Palak, Kale and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40527
09 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety. Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balance ....
Fruit Sandesh (  Calcium)
Recipe# 4831
03 Sep 18

 
 
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 ....
Pineapple Cucumber and Celery Salad ( Multi Vitamin Recipe)
Recipe# 35088
29 Jan 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumbers and pineapples are juicy, refreshing and rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, fibre and water. These foods help in cleansing the system, maintaining body temperature, and hydrate the body. Chopping them up for this salad is a great way begin a meal and ensure that you don’t pile on too ma ....
Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas
Recipe# 3495
21 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra methi paneer paratha recipe | paneer bajre ka paratha | bajra methi paneer paratha for diabetes | winter special - stuffed bajra paneer paratha are a nourishing Indian bread good to ....
Bajra Khakhras
Recipe# 2941
24 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra khakhra recipe | Indian style bajra til khakhra | bajre ka khakhra | healthy snack - bajra khakhra | with 35 amazing images. bajra khakhra is a nutritious a ....
Sprout and Fruit Bhel
Recipe# 2943
14 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Want to eat chat-pata? Try this new version of bhel. Your energy and protein requirements shoot up during the second trimester and also you may sometimes feel like munching on a snack. This is an excellent snack with a good combination of sprouts and fruits providing you with vitamins and fibre.
Fruit and Lettuce Salad ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2965
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my favourite dishes for a hot summer lunch. Fresh fruits are tossed with salad greens and then dressed in a syrupy sweet and spicy dressing that is inspired by a thai salad. This salad is a visual delight that is rich in iron, fibre, vitamin c and fructose.
Usli
Recipe# 2971
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Usli consists of a mixture of healthy sprouts that are stir fried with a little masala. A combination of 3 sprouts makes the recipe a good source of protein and iron. Sprouting aids the digestion of these pulses and also increases their nutritive value. The calcium and the fibre content of the reci ....
Mooli Muthias
Recipe# 2946
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Steamed radish dumplings make a delicious and nutritious snack. Radish is one vegetable that most of us ignore inspite of it being a very good source of calcium, vitamin A and C and fibre. This recipe is a delicious way to include this much-ignored vegetable in your diet. If you don't want to make ....
Chana Dal with Cucumber, Healthy Chana Dal Sabzi
Recipe# 4781
15 Jun 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
chana dal with cucumber recipe | cucumber chana dal subzi | healthy chana dal sabzi | khira aur chana dal ki sabji | with 28 amazing images. chana dal with cucumber reci ....
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Pakoras

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name
Password

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?