Nothing like discovering you're pregnant and it's a great pleasure to be parenting. When you are pregnant, it's always important that you always have to be accurate about what food you eat and how much you eat.
So here in this blog, I decided to list some perfect Indian foods that are rich in all the nutrients that can support you and your baby, and you can also include these recipes in your diet plan for pregnancy.
- Sprouts Salad:
It's an easy but super-healthy Indian recipe that helps to satisfy those in-between hunger pangs in your pregnancy meal plan. You can munch as just an evening snack on this salad recipe, as it is light on the stomach.
Filling and nutritious, as it's filling and refreshing, one must have this wonderful salad recipe for your breakfasts. The nutrients found in this salad help to regulate blood sugar levels during your pregnancy journey.
- Badam Kheer:
Badam Kheer is a popular and delicious dessert made of milk and smoothly grounded almonds is a great recipe that can be included in the diet chart for pregnant lady. Moreover, Almond or Badam Kheer are always said to have an indulgent unique taste in their source.
The best thing about this dish is that it has lots of minerals and vitamins and fiber, not just loaded with simple carbs.
- Ragi Murngai Adai:
Ragi Drumstick Leaves Adai is one of the best food that you can include from pregnancy diet plan Indian recipes as it is filled with protein and is a wholesome recipe for breakfast.
This recipe does not require soaking, grinding or fermentation. For those busy mornings, this recipe is a life saver anytime you want to eat safe and wholesome breakfast. The Ragi Drumstick Leaves Adai can be prepared in under 10 minutes with a little preparation done the previous night.
- Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir-Fry Recipe
A healthy vegetarian dish that could help you to keep satiated and healthy throughout your pregnancy journey.
- 3/4 cup of broccoli
- 1/3rdcup of baby corn
- 1/3rdcup of capsicum
- 1/3rd cup of onions
- 2 Tbsp of French beans
- 8 toasted cashews
- 1 Tbsp of finely chopped garlic
- 1 Tbsp of corn flour
- A pinch of sugar
- ½ Tbsp of Black Pepper Powder
- 2 Tbsp of oil
Oil is initially heated in a wok over a high flame. Attach the garlic, and cook for a minute. Then add all the vegetables and take some time to stir-fry. Mix the corn flour with half a cup of water and add it to the vegetables, along with seasoning. The mixture is then cooked with toasted cashews and eaten for a minute.
- Vangi Bhaat with Peanuts :
This dish from Karnataka is a combination of brinjal, rice and peanuts and is one of those Indian pregnancy recipes that you cannot miss.
Cooking Ingredients :
- 2 cups brinjal, chopped
- 1 cup rice, cooked
- 2 tsp peanuts
- 1 tsp curry leaves
- 1 dried red chilli
- Half tsp black gram
- Half tsp Bengal gram
- One fourth tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- One fourth cup tamarind extract
- 1 tbsp jaggery, crushed
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp curry leaves, finely chopped
- One fourth tsp mustard seeds
- One-fourth tsp green chillies, chopped
- 1 tsp oil
Heat the oil in a pan with mustard seeds and add the black gramme, Bengal gramme, red chilli, curry leaves and green chilies after spluttering of the mustard. After frying for a few minutes , add the peanuts and turmeric powder. Add brinjal to the mix, then toss in the coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala after thorough mixing.
Apply the tamarind extract again, and cook the mix for a couple of minutes. Add salt and jaggery to the mix, and cook until the tamarind water dries up. This mixture should be combined gently with rice and garnished with coriander leaves.
These were some of the top 5 Indian foods that you can include in your pregnancy diet chart month by month for the growth of your baby.
But, always try to make ensure while preparing your diet chart, that what keeps both you and your baby to stay healthy and keep interested towards food. While you are pregnant, always make sure that what you eat and what you drink would provide enough nutrients and proteins for the growth of the baby.
I hope this blog is useful in understanding the demand for nutrients during your pregnancy, and how much it is necessary, but the perception of the body also tells us pregnancy is a time to focus on diet. Also, it is a time for the mother-to-be to focus on being as healthy as much she can.
Also, focusing on healthy food to eat week by week during pregnancy will have positive impact on your child’s health for lifetime.