Quick and Easy Indian Snacks for Pregnant Women
By Amit Gupta
During pregnancy, your body is working day and night to offer nutrition to your baby. You and your baby require a consistent supply of energy. Therefore, eating at proper intervals becomes essential. Pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn and nausea will be tackled if you eat smaller meals at regular intervals.
Presented below are six homemade and simple recipes of Indian snacks with sufficient fibers, carbohydrates and proteins to assist you in beating the hunger pangs during pregnancy. All these recipes are packed with necessary nutrients which will assist you in managing with fatigue, exhaustion and sickness during the pregnancy.
Sprouts Bhel: This highly popular Indian street food is so tangy and can be modified into healthy bhel for the pregnant women with few variations. Take some coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, boiled potato, tomato, chopped onion, steamed sprouts and some murmura (puffed rice). Add some sev, salt, mango powder (amchur), some tamarind sauce. Now, mix all the ingredients properly. In this mixture, sprinkle chat masala. Enjoy this Indian snack. The murmura (puffed rice) is rich in Vitamin B and Proteins. This bhel is more nutritious because it contains sprouts.
Oatmeal: it is rich in soluble fibers and is very simple to make. You need to add milk or water to microwave and oatmeal. To make it healthier, adds some raisins. Enjoy this highly nutritious snack anytime. It also contains potassium, fiber and carbohydrates.
Smoothies: Smoothies can assist you to manage with the exhaustion and fatigue and make you feel fresh and relax. Prepare smoothies at home with raspberries, blueberries, mango, apple etc. Cut the fruit into tiny pieces and by using a food blender, blend it properly. Pour some milk on it, and add some ice cubes. Blend it again to create puree. This snack contains essential nutrients, proteins, and calcium.
Masala Papad: Use urad dal papad (rosted papad) instead of fried ones. You require coriander leaves, radish, onion, cucumber, and finely chopped tomato. Mix all these ingredients well and spread it evenly over roasted papad. Sprinkle chaat masala, salt, and some mango powder and serve it. It is the best method to eat salad if you do not like the large chunks. This snack is full of nutrition and vitamins.
Fruit Chaat: gather the fruits at your home and cut these fruits into smaller pieces. Take these pieces of fruits in a bowl. Add salt as per your taste, imli chutney, green chutney, chilli powder, lemon juice, chaat masala, black salt, and roasted cumin seed powder. Sprinkles some leaves of mint and coriander and toss them well. Instead of chutney, you can also use the yogurt. This fruit chaat is full of iron, proteins and carbohydrates.
Paneer Aloo chaat: cut paneer and boiled potatoes in small pieces. Fry these two items in a pan. Also fry some grated ginger and green peas. Mix all the ingredients together and add lemon juice, salt, chaat masala, and green chilli. Toss them and garnish them with finely chopped coriander. This paneer aloo chaat is rich in calcium.
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