DIET PLAN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

EARLY MORNING

Tea with Dry Toast - 2 / Biscuits - 2, 6 Soaked Almonds + 2 Dates

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg dalia) / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg idli / Oatmeal / Brown Bread Sandwich / Besan chila (gram flour) / Suji chila / Parantha Stuffed / Chapatti with veg or dal / Milk / Yogurt / Buttermilk + 1 Egg

MID-MORNING

Salad / Fruit (except papaya) / Smoothie / Lemon water / Coconut water / Sprouts

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Mixed chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal + Curd / Salad

EVENING

Milk / Herbal Tea / Milk shake / Smoothie (any fruit) / Besan chila / Veg poha / Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Veg Sandwich / Dry fruits / Rice flakes bhelpuri (an Indian dish of puffed rice and veggies)

PRE-DINNER

Veg / Chicken Soup (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Mixed chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal + Salad / Fish / Chicken / Tofu Cheese / Nutri-nuggets

BEDTIME

Fruit custard / Fruit shake / Suji kheer / Rice Phirni

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

FOODS ALLOWED:-

  • Water intake should be sufficient. At least 10-12 glasses of water should be taken everyday, will help in case of nausea and vomiting.
  • Walk for 45 min to 1 hr. is recommended, regularly.
  • If you have hypertension then table salt should be avoided.
  • Fiber rich diet should be consumed to avoid constipation.
  • Small and frequent meals should be taken to avoid nausea.
  • Early morning snacks should be consumed to avoid nausea.
  • Whole fruits should be preferred instead of fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables should be consumed.
  • Clear soups, lemon water, tea, coffee, herbal tea
  • Raw vegetables like radish, carrot, onion, tomato, cucumber etc.
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 4 cups of water till it’s reduced to 2 cups.

FOODS TO BE AVOIDED:-

  • Refined flour and its products, refined sugar.
  • Alcoholic drinks, carbonated drinks, Caffeine.
  • Fried foods and Junk foods - burgers, pizzas, patties, packaged foods etc.
  • Flesh foods - Raw, uncooked and processed meat, fish especially selfish, shark, swordfish, tuna and marlin, clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, raw eggs, meat patties, burgers, minced meat, pork, and organ meat.
  • Dairy products - Raw milk, unpasteurized cheese, blue-veined cheese, soft mold-ripened cheese.
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