10 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes During Pregnancy

Vegetarian Recipes

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Are you pregnant and trying to start eating healthy? Do you feel you are running out of interesting recipe ideas? Are you looking for vegetarian recipes that will be good especially during pregnancy?

If you are looking for any of the above solutions,this particular article will help you with just that.Read on to find out some delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes that are great for pregnancy.

Top 10 Vegetarian Pregnancy Recipes:

Take your pick from these ten vegetarian recipes for pregnancy.To be extra cautious, we recommend you speak to your doctor about the ingredients first.

1. Sprouts Open Sandwich:

Sprouts Open Sandwich

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You Need:

  • Sprouts
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Yellow, red and green capsicum
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Tomato slices
  • Black olives
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Mozzarella cheese

For marinade mix the following:

  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Salt

How To:

  • Preheat oven at 200 degree C.
  • Pierce capsicum with a fork, brush olive oil and roast on
    open flame. Let it cool. Wash in cold water and remove skin, stem and seeds. Cut into thin slices.
  • Mix capsicum, olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide in equal portions.
  • Cut bread into two pieces at the center. Cut these into two more pieces.
  • Core the inner halves to form slight depression. Spread marinade on slices. Place capsicum mix on the same and add tomato slices. Place sprouts and black olives. Sprinkle oregano, pepper and salt. Add cheese and bake. Try out these vegetarian recipes for pregnant women.

[ Read: Vegetarian Diet Plan During Pregnancy ]

2. Aloo Methi And Tofu Parantha:

Aloo Methi And Tofu Parantha

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You Need:

For stuffing:

  • Dough using soya flour
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Chopped methi leaves
  • Crumbled tofu
  • Turmeric powder
  • Dried mango powder
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Salt


  • Whole wheat flour
  • Soya oil

How To:

  • Mix the ingredients of stuffing. Keep aside.
  • Roll out the dough into circles for the paratha. Place stuffing in the center and fold the edges to close the circle.
  • Flatten and roll again to make a circle. Cook on a tava and add soya oil both sides till it turns golden brown.These Vegetarian recipes during pregnancy are easy to cook and delicious to eat.

3. Bajra And Moong Dal Khichdi:

Bajra And Moong Dal Khichdi

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You Need:

  • Bajra soaked overnight and drained
  • Yellow moong dal
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water

How To:

  • Pressure cook bajra, moong dal, salt and water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add asafetida and turmeric powder. Add this over the khichdi, mix and cook on low flame for few minutes.

[ Read: Nutritious Fruits To Eat During Pregnancy ]

4. Split Urad Dal With Spinach:

Split Urad Dal With Spinach

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You Need:

  • Split urad dal
  • Chopped spinach
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped ginger, tomato
  • Onion
  • Green chilli
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water
  • Salt

For tempering:

  • Oil
  • Red chilli powder
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida

How To:

  • Wash dal and pressure cook with water, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, green chilli and tomato. Once cool, mash well.
  • Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add asafetida and red chilli powder. Add cooked dal and spinach. Add more water if required.
  • Cook till spinach is soft and blends with dal. These vegetarian pregnancy recipes are easy to make.

5. Mixed Beans And Vegetable Soup:

Mixed Beans And Vegetable Soup

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You Need:

  • Mixed beans of choice
  • Grated carrots
  • Diced beetroot, pumpkin, zucchini, capsicum
  • Chopped onions
  • Pureed tomatoes
  • Oil
  • Garlic
  • Chilli powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Mint leaves
  • Vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

How To:

  • Heat oil in pan and add onions, carrot, beetroot, capsicum and garlic. Cook till onions are translucent. Add chilli powder, coriander, cumin and oregano. Cook for about two to three minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and salt. Add stock, pumpkin, zuchhini and beans.
  • Let it boil. Simmer on low flame till vegetables turn tender. Add pepper and salt. Garnish with mint leaves. These vegetarian recipes for pregnant women are a healthy option.