(This diet is an example and the actual diet may vary from patient to patient)
Pre-Breakfast Snacks – Around 7 AM:
A glass of milk or a milkshake is recommended in the morning. This is because milk is an important source of calcium & important for the development of the baby. Soaked almonds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, iron.
Breakfast – Around 9 AM:
Poha/ Rava upma/ Stuffed Paratha are recommended as breakfast foods during pregnancy. These are rich in iron, carbs, calcium and magnesium. Make them in minimal oil. Whole wheat bread (rich in fibre) , oats (rich in iron), vegetable sandwiches (rich in iron and vitamins) are a alternate breakfast options.
Mid-Morning Snacks – 11 AM to Noon:
Roasted makhana, handful peanuts, yoghurt, fruits, sprouts, chicken soup, tomato soup, spinach soup, carrots and beetroots sticks are good snack options.
Lunch – 1.30 PM:
Dry chapatis or parathas with curd, dal & vegetables are recommended for a lunch. Dal Khichadi or Rice with chicken curry and raita is another good option for lunch.
Simple, light snacks can be had anytime in-between lunch and dinner. We recommend various halwas, idlis, smoothies, roasted peanuts, lightly fried cutlets and dry fruits.
Dinner – 8 PM:
Dal should be a part of dinner along with rice or dry roti’s. Khichdi, curd, parathas and curries are also a good source of nutrition. Yoghurt and buttermilk aid digestion.
End the day with a glass of milk and a couple of dates before sleeping.