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कॅल्शियम युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Calcium Rich recipes in Hindi)
કેલ્શિયમ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Calcium Rich recipes in Gujarati)

Calcium Rich Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Calcium rich foods to eat during pregnancy. Calcium is also one of the important nutrient throughout the pregnancy. In the beginning months, it is required for the development of foetal bones and teeth while towards the end of pregnancy, it is beneficial for preparing for breast milk production. Leg cramps usually experienced during pregnancy and can be due to calcium deficiency. So this section is for you to stock up on your calcium stores. Dairy products like milk, Paneer, Curd along with green leafy vegetables and a few other vegetables like broccoli spinach, mint etc are a good source of calcium. To add to the list further, sesame seeds and nachni are all a good source of calcium. 1200 mg per day is a requirement of a mother-to-be.

List of 40 calcium rich foods to eat during pregnancy.

Ingredients mcg/cup Ingredients mcg/cup
Til (Sesame seeds) 1740 Cauliflower leaves, chopped(Cow peas), soaked and cooked 163
Whole milk paneer, shredded 730 Pista (Pistachios) 140
Cheese, shredded 632 Gavarfali(Cluster beans), chopped 130
Buffalo’s milk 420 Kharek (Dry dates), chopped 125
Buffalo’s milk curds (Yoghurt) 420 Gur (Jaggery), chopped 120
Rajma (Kidney beans), soaked and cooked 406 Moong dal (Split yellow gram), cooked 114
Nachni flour (Ragi flour) 344 Moong dal flour (Green gram dal flour) 114
Kabuli chana (Chick peas), cooked 331 Methi (Fenugreek leaves), chopped 111
Chawli leaves (Cowpea) 270 Akhrot (Walnuts) 106
Chawli leaves chopped 240 Peanuts (Groundnuts) 105
Cow’s milk 240 Masoor dal (Split red lentils), cooked 105
Cow’s milk curds (Yoghurt) 240 Arvi ke patte (Colocasia leaves), chopped 102
Skim milk 240 Whole masoor (Red lentils), cooked 92
Skim milk curds (Yoghurt) 240 Chana dal (Split Bengal gram), cooked 92
Urad dal (split black lentils), cooked 233 Mooli ke patte (Radish leaves), chopped 80
Badam (almonds) 230 Gehun ka atta (Whole wheat flour) 52
Kopra (Dry coconut), grated 200 Palak (Spinach), chopped 50
Skim milk paneer, shredded 182 Fansi (French beans), chopped 46
Moong (Green gram), sprouted and cooked 180 Besan (Bengal gram flour) 46
Skim milk paneer, cubes 173 Dhania (Coriander leaves), chopped 46

Calcium Rich Foods to Eat During Pregnancy, Indian Recipes

Paneer and Tomato in Green GravyPaneer and Tomato in Green Gravy

You can make various Calcium rich Indian recipes like Multiflour idli for breakfast, Khoya Mutter for lunch and Tava Chana for Snacks. Have this lip-smacking Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi and load yourself with Calcium along with Protein, Vitamin A and Folic Acid. Spinach Malfatti is another Indian recipe rich in Calcium and other nutrients like Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Folic Acid and Phosphorus, all of which are great for pregnant ladies. Stuffed Paneer Green Pea Paratha is yet another protein packed and calcium rich recipe. Fabulous option for lunch or dinner. Have it with your choice of healthy accompaniment. Here we have the recipe of delicious Nachni Ladoos that are nutrient dense and helps to build your iron stores. Also being power packed with energy these ladoos are a perfect snack option.

Calcium Rich Foods to Eat During Pregnancy, Beverage Recipes

Fig and Apricot Shake
Fig and Apricot Shake

Have this chilled Grape Lassi when you get those hot flashes during pregnancy. Loaded with Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Resveratrol which is a potent antioxidant and here it comes from grapes. Here is a perfect milkshake called Date and Apple Shake a lovely combination of dates and apples which is naturally sweet and this recipe is sugar free. Strawberry Chickoo Shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack. A calcium and vitamin C rich drink that you will relish to the last drop.

Enjoy all our calcium rich foods for pregnancy and also try our other pregnancy recipe categories from the options given below.

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Date and Banana Shake ( Pregnancy Recipe) recipe
This shake is a great way to start your day, especially during your first trimester when you may have lost your appetite as a result of morning sickness. The natural sweetness of the dates and bananas is enriched by the addition of milk and it provides for all the required calcium, protein and iron ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta recipe
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad recipe
Sautéed in just a teaspoon of oil, this elegant salad is an excellent source of calcium thanks to the combination of paneer, broccoli and bean sprouts. The Stir-fried Broccoli, Baby Corn and Bean Sprouts Salad is like a booster dose for your bones! Onion seeds adds an Indian touch to this nutritious ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe recipe
Malfatti is a steamed dumpling, usually made of spinach and cheese. Interesting, the Italian term Malfatti literally translates to ‘poorly made’, which probably refers to the odd, rustic shape of the dumplings! Although it is quite exotic, the Spinach Malfat ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls recipe
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy recipe
We are lucky because the Indian landscape makes available to us a wealth of healthy grains with immeasurable benefits. Most of these grains and their flours are so versatile that they can be used to make everything from khichdis to ladoos. Here is a delicious Nachni Ladoo that proves our point ....
Tava Chana recipe
The very sight of sizzling chana being constantly turned around in the tavas of roadside chaat-wallahs is enough of trigger the gastronomic juices! would it not be wonderful to recreate that wonderful tava chana experience at your own garden cocktail party? cooked kabuli chana, prepared in a lip-sma ....
Multiflour Idli recipe
This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation. A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calc ....
Paneer Aur Hare Chane ka Salad, Healthy Salads Recipe recipe
Salads are an essential part of the meal, they are like a booster dose providing a burst of nutrients. Here, the Paneer aur Hare Chane ka Salad provides a protein top-up for those who wish to make up lost muscle mass, maybe while recuperating from an illness or injury. This low-cal salad als ....
Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing recipe
The seasoning has the power to make or break a creation! Here, see how a calcium-rich sesame seeds add to not just the flavour but also the nutrient content of a salad. The main ingredients in the Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing are all rich in calcium, so much so that this salad straigh ....
Chick Pea Tikkis recipe
Tikkis of various types are very popular in India. Here is a nutritious variant of this all-time favourite snack made with protein and calcium rich ingredients like chick peas and mint. When you feel like having a snack, go for these tasty Chick Pea Tikkis, to help in the healthy development of ....
Herbed Paneer Paratha recipe
A really nutritious combination of iron-rich fresh greens and paneer, which is packed with calcium, vitamin b2 and protein. Serve with fresh curds for a wholesome and filling breakfast.
Strawberry Chickoo Shake recipe
Ah, this shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack. Chock-full of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin C and fibre too, this is as satiating as a snack can get. At the same time, the peppy flavour ....
Celery Soup recipe
Here is a soup that can perk you up even on a gloomy day. It is both flavourful and soothing, which works wonders to cheer up the soul. This soup has neither corn flour nor cream, but is amazingly tasty. Wholesome milk gives the soup a balanced and rich flavour, which also providing you with c ....
Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy recipe
So tempting to look at, this Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy is sure to make you drool, and so tasty it is, you will want a second helping too! Paneer and tomato cubes are drowned in a luscious green gravy with the snazzy flavours of coriander, onions and curds. The creamy gravy is ideal for paneer ....
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