First Trimester Healthy Recipes

First Trimester Healthy Recipes

The pregnancy period is divided into three trimesters of three months each. In all the third trimesters, pregnant women are instructed to take special care of diet for adequate nutrition for themselves and their baby. This is the reason why many changes are made in the diet of pregnant during all third trimesters. Here we will know about pregnant first trimester healthy recipes.

In the first trimester, pregnant women start complaining of dizziness, morning sickness and vomiting etc. Along with this, physical weakness also starts to be felt. In such a situation, it becomes difficult for pregnant women to even eat food.

Therefore, taking care of you, we are going to tell here about those healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes, which you can easily make at home in the first trimester. Most importantly, this recipe will help in quenching your cravings as well as supplying essential nutrients for the growth of the unborn baby. Let us know about the first trimester healthy recipes.

What to Eat in The First Trimester

In the first trimester, pregnant women have to take protein, mineral and vitamin rich diet. For this, the diet has to include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, protein etc. Along with diet, a pregnant woman also needs to take special care of the balance of nutrients. Talking about calories, it is advisable to take 300 calories more than normal.

Best Foods For The First Trimester

In the first trimester, it can be beneficial to include the following foods in the diet. However, do consult your doctor once about this.

Yogurt- It fulfills the need of calcium. It strengthens the teeth and bones of the fetus.

Banana- It is an excellent source of potassium.

Soybean beans- Soybean beans are one of the few vegetables in which protein, calcium, iron and folate are present in good amounts. All these nutrients are essential during pregnancy.

Beans and Lentils- It is said to include lentils and beans in the diet during pregnancy. This is because it is rich in protein, fiber, folate and iron.

First Trimester Healthy Recipes

Below are some healthy and tasty recipes for pregnant women for the first trimester, which are as follows:

1. Tomato Soup

First Trimester Healthy Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 bowl moong dal (yellow)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • Salt to taste

Method of making:

  • Wash moong dal in water three to four times.
  • Now put four cups of water in a pan for heating.
  • Add tomatoes and lentils and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
  • Make a paste out of it with the help of a blender.
  • Now heat olive oil in a pan.
  • Add onions and fry for one to two minutes.
  • Now add the tomato and lentil mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper to it and mix.
  • Cook on low heat for five minutes.
  • Healthy Tomato Soup is ready.

2. Spinach Toor Dal (Spinach Arhar Dal)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal (soaked for three hours before)
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cumin
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Finely chopped coriander
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

Method of making:

  • Put spinach, toor dal, green chili, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, salt and three cups of water in the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Wait for the steam to come out.
  • Blend the lentils with the help of a blender.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Cook bay leaves, cumin, asafoetida in it for a few seconds.
  • Add lentils to it.
  • Now add chilli, coriander powder and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve the dal.

3. Jowar Bajra Spring Onion Roti

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 jowar flour
  • 1/2 millet flour
  • 1/2 finely chopped spring onion
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp jowar flour (for plating)

Method of making:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead the dough with lukewarm water.
  • Keep the dough aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now break its 5 equal round balls.
  • Take a dough and roll it like a roti by rolling it.
  • Apply half a teaspoon of ghee on a non stick tava (griddle) and bake the roti well from both the sides.
  • Similarly make rotis from the rest of the dough.

4. Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapam

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup whole millet (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Oil for greasing

Method of making:

  • First of all, get the whole millet with half a cup of water and salt for 5 whistles in the cooker.
  • After the steam comes out, sieve the millet with the help of a sieve and put it in a bowl.
  • Now mix all the ingredients in it.
  • Prepare the batter by adding a cup of water.
  • Keep the pan to heat. Grease it with oil.
  • Spread the batter on the pan.
  • Cook it on low flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  • Similarly make uttapam of the rest of the batter.

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These were some healthy and tasty recipes that pregnant women can consume in the first trimester. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the above recipes, do not consume them. Happy and healthy pregnancy.

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