Saturday, January 3, 2009

Entries for Eat Healthy - Pregnancy

I am compiling all the entries that are protein rich or iron rich into one post and sending it to Sangeeth's Eat Health - Pregnancy event. Thanks Vidhya, for reminding me :)

I had borderline GD with my first pregnancy and my doctor sent me to a very strict dietician. I'm saying very strict because she put me on strict diet and made me monitor my sugar 4 times a day inspite of it being just borderline. My mom was really upset with her and I think because of her i didn't gain much weight :-) My dietician's mantra was to increase the protein intake. Even otherwise, 2 things that a pregnant woman will hear all the time, are 'Protein' and 'Iron' :-) Protein helps in the development of new cells. And remember that Vitamin C helps in absorption of iron. Citrus fruits, vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, tomatos etc are rich in Vitamin C. These vegetables should be included along with green leafy vegetables. I think i will stop boring you now with details :-)

Here are my entries :

Protein Rich :
For those who don't eat eggs or who don't like eggs, here is a healthy, yummy alternative :
1 ) Tofu Scramble

2 ) Tofu Chutney



With protein rich daal and nutritious brussel sprouts this is a very good choice during pregnancy.

















6) Vada curry with Protein rich Garden veggie patties


7) Moong daal Dosa




8) Chayote Squash Kootu



9) Quick and easy Paruppusili.




10) Lemon rasam




Now comes the green leafy vegetables :

11) Beetroot Keerai (Screams iron! :-))



12) Spinach Raita



Potatos with skin is rich in iron too.



I wish i had found the shan masala when i was pregnant. Broccoli is one thing that i couldn't take at all. Broccoli is rich in vitamin A and , calcium and folic acid. This curry tastes yummy with the shan masala.


15) Last but not the least Oatmeal Poha, a very healthy snack/breakfast.



23 comments:

G.Pavani said...

ooh..vibass...so many heathly and tempting dishes ...great yaar..

Vibaas said...

thanks Pavani.

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow multiple entries ... looks so healthy n clever to send all in one post...

Vibaas said...

Thanks Hema!

Mrs.Kannan said...

During my pregnancy Dr advised me to take tofu,all because of i am anemic..i dont know what to make with tofu..so i totally dropped the idea of eating it,now i got an idea..

Vibaas said...

Thx mrs. kannan. I was adviced to take tofu too and i didn't know of these recipes at that time. Better late than never :)

Preety said...

gr8 collection of healthy recipes in one post..you know only one thing is missing a healthy dessert:):)..
i ate too much of sweets during my pregnancy and the result was A 9 pound baby:)..

Vibaas said...

LOL Preety. I guess i should've included atleast one dessert :-) Maybe u can count my son's 3 bears in a boat as it is healthy :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

Quite an healthy spread Vibaas.:)
Am adding you..:)

Vibaas said...

Thank you Varsha :)

SriLekha said...

all the dishes looks yummy!

Jaishree said...

Wow!So many heathly & tempting recepies . Nice entry Vibaas.

Yasmeen said...

Healthy spread of nutritious food,love'em all:)

Keerthana said...

hi, that's a very useful set of recipes:) may be i will look at it some day:)

Vibaas said...

Thx Srilekha, jaishree, yasmeen and Keerthana :)

Keerthana, i can share more recipes with you when required ;-)

AnuSriram said...

Lovely entries! Happy new year to you and your family!

Vibaas said...

Thx dear, wish you a very happy new year too!

Priya said...

Wow wat a healthy array of dishes...everything suits prefect for the event..delicious too..

Deepa Hari said...

Hi Vibaas,
Thats a wonderful collection of healthy recipes...Thanks for sharing...Is it gud to have soya milk during pregnancy?

Vibaas said...

Thx Priya and Deepa.

Deepa i have answered the question in your blog. Hope it helps! :)

Archy said...

Wow, healthy array of dishes!! Happy new year !!

Preety said...

yes vibaas 3 bears in a boat is a perfect dessert i will also pass the recipe to my daughter when she will be old enough to make something for me

800 HD said...

Raith palak recipe was definitely easy to make and so delicious and cooling. surely i do on a regular basis, when chapatis parathas at home, and it is good to try too many guests.thanks for this recipe, which is different.

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