5 Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women

5 Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women
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5 Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women During pregnancy, a woman is supposed to have a balanced diet that includes various types of nutrients. A woman ought to include food from various groups like carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, iron, minerals and fiber. At times due to the monotonous cooking style and day to day repetition of recipe, food becomes tasteless for a pregnant woman and she forces herself to eat.

Many times forceful feeding leads to vomiting in pregnant woman. Food for pregnant woman should be made tasty and must include various healthy recipes.

Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women

Strawberry And Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup washed strawberries
1 big banana
½ cup skimmed milk
½ cup yogurt
2-3 spoons honey
1 spoon dried melon seeds

Strawberry And Banana Smoothie

Method

In a blender, put all the ingredients except melon seeds and blend into a fine paste. Take out in a tall mock tail glass and pour the mixture in it. Sprinkle melon seeds and enjoy a healthy smoothie. It is very nutritious and healthy for pregnant women.

Corn Based Salad

Ingredients

1 cup lettuce
½ cup canned black beans
½ cup boiled and diced sweet potato/baked sweet potato
½ cup boiled corn
¼ cup diced tomato
½ spoon lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 spoon chopped garlic

Corn Based Salad

Method

Take a big bowl and combine all the vegetables mentioned above. Add lime juice and olive oil to it. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle reduced fat Mexican cheese. Toss over and enjoy this salad as mid day snack during pregnancy.

Sprouts Sandwich

Ingredients

1 cup boiled sprouts
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup diced tomato and onion
2 slices whole wheat bread
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt

Sprouts Sandwich

Method

Take the bread slices and apply olive oil on the outer side and yogurt on the inner side. Mix boiled sprouts and tomato and onion in a bowl and add salt. Put this mixture between the two slices and put this sandwich either in sandwich toaster or in grill. Enjoy sprouts sandwich with a glass of orange juice.

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Healthy Foods For Pregnant Women
Prenatal Vitamins For Pregnant Woman
Balanced Diet For Pregnant Woman

Macaroni And Broccoli

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat macaroni
½ cup boiled and sauteed broccoli
¼ cup low fat cheese
¼ cup olives and spring onion

Macaroni And Broccoli

Method

Boil macaroni until they are soft. In a pan heat a spoon of olive oil and toss all the vegetables in it. Add salt and add macaroni. Add low fat cheese and microwave for 1 min so that cheese melts. Enjoy this iron and calcium filled meal.

Vegetable Packed Omelet

Ingredients

½ cup chopped spinach
¼ cup boiled and diced potato and carrot
¼ cup diced tomato
2 eggs
¼ cup cheddar cheese
Olive oil for cooking

Vegetable Packed Omelet

Method

In a bowl take two eggs and fold them with all the vegetables. Add salt and pepper. Also add 2 -3 spoons of milk. Heat a frying pan and put olive oil in it. Put the egg mixture and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes. Grate cheddar cheese over it and again cover for 1 minute. Take out in a plate and enjoy with whole wheat bread. This omelet is full of vitamins and calcium.

Similarly, with slight change in the regular recipes, one can bring amazing variations and these variations and recipes will be relished by pregnant women.

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