Best Pregnancy Recipes

Pregnancy recipes

Cannot figure out what to eat to fulfill your nutrition needs during pregnancy? With all those cravings and hunger pangs, it can be quite hard to focus on eating right. That is why, we have put together some scrumptious and healthy pregnancy recipes that you cannot get enough of.

Healthy pregnancy breakfast recipes

A healthy and wholesome breakfast is a must for moms-to-be. Make sure you eat as much as keeps you comfortable even when you have days of morning sickness. These recipes are light and loaded with nutrients to help you kick start your day.

Ragi pancakes

Benefits: Iron and fiber rich recipe to make sure that you get your daily dose of folates.

Ingredients:

    • Ragi flour- 1 cup
    • Soya flour- 1 tablespoon
    • Grated onions- ½ cup
    • Finely chopped green chilies- 2
    • Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon
    • Chopped coriander- ½ cup
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil- 2 teaspoons

 

  • Directions

 

    • Mix all the ingredients except oil together in a bowl. Stir in water to make a smooth and loose batter.
    • Heat some oil on a non-stick pan.
    • Pour two tablespoons of the batter onto the pan and spread it out to make a small pancake.
    • Cook on both sides until it is brown.
    • Serve with any chutney of your choice.

 

  • Soya upma

 

    • Benefits: Loaded with Vitamin B12, folic acid and keeps you energetic all day.

 

  • Ingredients

 

    • Soya granules- ¾ cup
    • Oil- 1 tablespoon
    • Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
    • Urad dal- 1 tablespoon
    • Ginger and green chili paste- ¾ teaspoon
    • Finely chopped onions- ½ cup
    • Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
    • Salt to taste
    • Chopped coriander for garnishing

 

  • Directions:

 

  • In a deep pan, heat the oil and add cumin seeds.
  • When the crackle, add urad dal and allow it to turn slightly brown.
  • Add the ginger and green chili paste and onions. Sauté till the onions are light brown in color.
  • Add the grated carrots and allow it to cook.
  • Then mix in the soya granules and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes while you stir occasionally.
  • Mix in the lemon juice and garnish with coriander and serve.

Healthy pregnancy lunch and dinner recipes

Lunch and dinner are large meals and should be balanced to give you all your key nutrients. Here are some healthy pregnancy dinner recipes or lunch recipes that keep you full without making you uncomfortable.

Mushroom and spring onion soup

Benefits- High protein and easy to digest. Serve with roti or wheat garlic bread to make the most perfectly balanced pregnancy recipes dinner.

Ingredients:

    • Sliced button mushrooms- 2 cups
    • Chopped spring onions- 2 cups
    • Finely chopped garlic- ½ teaspoon
    • Finely chopped ginger- ½ teaspoon
    • Chopped spring onion, to garnish- 4 tablespoons
    • Milk- ¼ cup
    • Pepper- 1 tablespoon
    • Water- 4 cups
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil- 1/ 2 teaspoon

 

  • Ingredients

 

    • Heat some oil in a pan and saute ginger, garlic and onions till they are slightly brown.
    • Mix in the mushrooms and saute for a few minutes. Add water and salt and cover it with a lid. Let it cook for 15 minutes.

 

  • Bajra kichidi

 

Benefits– Easiest pregnancy recipes Indian loaded with fiber and protein.

 

  • Ingredients

 

    • Bajra, soaked overnight and then drained- ½ cup
    • Yellow moong dal, washed and drained- ½ cup
    • Salt to taste
    • Ghee-1 tablespoon
    • Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
    • Asafoetida- ½ teaspoon
    • Turmeric powder- ¼ teaspoon

 

  • Directions

 

  • Mix the moong dal and baajra and cook it with water and salt in a pressure cooker.
  • In a non-stick pan heat ghee and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds begin to crackle, add asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté.
  • Mix in the cooked moong and bajra and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of ghee

Healthy pregnancy snack recipes

The best snack options are healthy and wholesome drinks that are easy to drink and easy to make as well. Here are two simple pregnancy snack recipes.

Fruit and nut protein shake

Benefits- Loaded with protein, vitamin B12 and fiber

Ingredients:

    • Chopped bananas- 1 ¼ cup
    • Milk- 2 cups
    • Chopped walnuts- 2 tablespoons
    • Chopped almonds- 1 tablespoon
    • Chopped pistachios- 1 tablespoon
    • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
    • Blend the ingredients together to make a smooth, thick shake.

 

  • Red pepper and carrot juice

 

 

    • Benefits- Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A

 

  • Ingredients

 

  • Unpeeled, cubed carrot- ¾  cup
  • Red capsicum cubes- ¾ cup
  • Tomato cubes- 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Blend the ingredients together. Serve chilled without straining.

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