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गर्भावस्था के लिए प्रोटीन युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Protein Rich foods for Pregnancy recipes in Hindi)
गर्भावस्था के लिए प्रोटीन युक्त आहार - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Protein Rich foods for Pregnancy recipes in Gujarati)

Protein Rich Foods for Pregnancy

protein rich foods for pregnancy. vegetarian high protein foods for pregnancy. Additional protein, i.e., at least 78 gm of protein per day is required during Pregnancy for the rapid growth of the foetus, for the enlargement of the uterus, mammary glands and placenta, formation of amniotic fluid and storage reserves for labour, delivery and lactation.

Besides this, protein is also required to build strong bones and teeth (which start growing at about eight weeks). So, ensure that you get enough protein throughout your pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters, when your baby is growing more rapidly.

Paneer and Spinach SoupPaneer and Spinach Soup

4 major protein rich foods sources are:

1.  Dairy products like milk, curds, paneer, cheese and buttermilk.

2. Pulses and lentils like moth beans (matki), kidney beans (rajma), bengal gram (chana), etc. (Try sprouting them to increase the calcium and protein content, and ease digestion).

3.  Vegetables such as green peas, broccoli.

4.  Nuts and oilseeds like sesame seeds (til), almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, etc.

Protein Rich Foods for Pregnancy, Snacks

Mexican DosaMexican Dosa

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki are marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer with ragi flour and spices lends itself to the preparation of tasty, protein-packed tikkis that please the palate and maintain your bones cells. Multiflour Idli is easy to make and has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation.

When you are too lazy to cook on summer evenings try your hands on this quick and easy to make Fruit and nut milkshake, a perfect evening snack for pregnant women. With 7.7 gm of protein per glass, this energy and nutrient dense drink will surely boost the growth of the foetus. You can have this Poha Phirni which is a rich source of calcium, iron and riboflavin.

Protein Rich Foods for Pregnancy, Lunch Recipes

Stuffed Paneer Green Pea ParathaStuffed Paneer Green Pea Paratha

Panchmel Dal is a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Have it with your favourite roti or paratha to enhance its protein value.

Cook this Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi when you are bored with the same old rice khichdi. This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester.

Bajra and Moong Dal KhichdiBajra and Moong Dal Khichdi

Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy is so tempting to look at and is sure to make you drool. Paneer and curds used in this recipe give you vitamin B2 along with protein and calcium while the tomatoes lend folic acid for the development of your baby’s brain.

Enjoy all our protein rich foods for pregnancy. Explore more varieties in our pregnancy section everyday

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Sambhar recipe
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad recipe
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds. Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
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 ....
Saatdhan Paratha recipe
Remember the old folk lore – “Seven in One Go”? Well, with the combination of seven flours used in this paratha, you can be the soldier who really slayed seven giants! Seven wholesome flours come together with grated veggies to create a meal that your body will be thankful to have! Rich in iron, the ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) recipe
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Paneer and Spinach Soup recipe
The protein-packed paneer and spinach soup is a meal in a bowl! generous use of moong dal, paneer and spinach make it extremely nourishing and filling, while the onion and pepper bring in their soothing yet sharp flavours.
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 ....
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 ....
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas recipe
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
Fruit and Nut Milkshake, Protein Rich Recipe recipe
Fruit and nut milkshake, a perfect evening snack for pregnant women, who are usually advised to have small and frequent meals. With 8.1 gm of protein per glass, this energy and nutrient dense drink will surely boost the growth of the foetus.
Spinach Raita recipe
Spinach and curds is always a very nutritious combo, making this raita a must-have. Traces of pepper and sugar make the spinach raita tastier, while the green chillies add a bit of fire to an otherwise bland raita. Steaming the spinach not only makes mixing easier, it also becomes a bit easy on the ....
Panchmel Dal recipe
Here, a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them ensures that the ....
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 ....
Poha Phirni recipe
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi recipe
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But i'm sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
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