Why is it necessary to snack during the period of pregnancy? During pregnancy, the body works overtime to provide nutrition to the baby. Both you and your baby need a constant supply of energy and that you can get by eating at regular intervals. Moreover, the symptoms of pregnancy like nausea, heartburn, and hormonal imbalance will get combated if you eat large meals at regular intervals. Now that doesn’t mean that you have to be in the kitchen for the whole time. You just need to make a list of tempting healthy snacks every day!
The list of healthy Indian snacks include:
FRUIT CHAT: This bowl full of fruits is loaded with carbohydrates, iron, and protein. Collect all the fruits present in the fridge and chop them into fine pieces. Add chaat masala or black salt, toss them well and enjoy your plate full of tasty fruit chat.
OATMEAL: It is easy to cook and rich in fibers. Its nutrition value includes healthy carbohydrates and potassium. Just add milk or water to oatmeal and microwave. Some raisins and other nuts can make it healthier. By avoiding the instant oats which may not be good for your pregnancy, you can enjoy this healthy snack anytime.
ALOO-PANEER CHAT: This recipe is very rich in calcium. Cut boiled potatoes and paneer and fry them a little. Add some green peas, chat masala, salt, and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well and garnish the dish with finely chopped coriander.
SANDWICHES: You can try any type of sandwich during your pregnancy with the variation of using multi-grain bread instead of white bread. Sandwiches are rich in carbohydrates, proteins and other minerals as well.
If you’re a working woman then you might not have the time to head into the kitchen to make healthy snacks for yourself. Your challenge is to balance your diet with your work. You can carry food that is easily carried in the boxes such as idlis and upmas, salad, hard-boiled eggs, carrots with a fresh dip, corns, nuts, and seeds. These snacks will help you to keep your stomach full and fight against nausea and acidity.
HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY PREGNANCY!