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Top 15 Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women

Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women

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Are you expecting a bundle of joy? Does everyone tell you to abstain from eating your favorite food? Do you need some inspiration for yummy and nutritious meals? Then you will love our compilation of easy to make, healthy recipes for pregnant women.

During pregnancy, people often remind you of what you or should not eat. But eating healthy during pregnancy is not as easy as it sounds. You have crazy food cravings and meal schedules. So what can you eat that will taste good and be nutritious for you and the little one in your womb? To help you, we have come up with 15 delicious healthy pregnancy recipes to make a bit more palatable for you.

Top 15 Healthy Recipes For Pregnant Women:

1. Chicken And Tomato Pasta:

Chicken And Tomato Pasta

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You Will Need:

  • 350 grams of dried penne pasta
  • 100 grams of snow peas
  • 500 grams of chicken breast filets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tomato pasta sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper Powder

How To:

1. Cook the pasta by following the directions on the pac

ket.

2. Add the snow peas in the pasta while cooking.

3. Brush chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper.

4. In a large frying pan cook the chicken filets until tender. Let them cool for ten minutes and then cut diagonally.

5. In another pan, heat the pasta sauce and add the pasta. Then add the chicken pieces and mix it well. Serve hot.

2. Peanut Butter And Chocolate Chip Energy Bars:

Peanut Butter And Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

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You Will Need:

  • 1/2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of peanuts (roasted)
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 20 dates (pitted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp of Kosher salt

How To:

1. Add oats, peanut butter, peanuts, sunflower seeds, oats, and dates in a blender and churn.

2. In a bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla essence, and salt.

3. Add the egg mixture to the peanut mixture and blend again to make a coarse paste.

4. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Grease a baking pan. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 35 minutes at 200 degrees F. Let it cool before you cut it into bars.

[ Read: Energy Foods To Eat During Pregnancy ]

3. Apple And Lettuce Salad With Melon Dressing:

Apple And Lettuce Salad With Melon Dressing

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You Will Need:

For The Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup of muskmelon purée
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin seeds (roasted)
  • 3 Tbsp coriander (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Pepper Powder

For The Salad:

  • 1 cup of lettuce
  • 1/2 cup of cabbage
  • 1/4thcup of grated carrot
  • 1/4thcup of red and yellow peppers
  • 1/2 cup of chopped apples
  • 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped grapes
  • 1 Tbsp of chopped spring onions
  • Salt

How To:

1. Put cabbage, carrots, lettuce and pepper in ice-cold water for 30 minutes. Drain and refrigerate the vegetables.

2. Toss the apples in lemon juice and refrigerate. Combine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, peppers, bean sprouts, spring onions, grapes, salt in a bowl and mix gently. Blend the dressing ingredients and add them to the salad. Toss well and serve.

4. Banana Walnut Pancakes:

Banana Walnut Pancakes

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You Will Need:

  • ¼ th cup of banana puree
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp of wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 Tbsp of castor sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 Tbsp of baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp of butter

To Serve:

  • Banana slices
  • Honey

How To:

1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Add ½ a cup of water and mix well.

2. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat and add a ladle of the mix. Spread it evenly to make a pancake. Toss and cook it on both sides until golden brown.

3. Serve with banana slices and honey.

[ Read: Nutritional Foods To Eat During Pregnancy ]

5. Bean Soup:

Bean Soup

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You Will Need:

  • 3/4thcup of kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp finely of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Salt

For Serving:

  • Sliced spring onions
  • Chopped coriander

How To:

1. Soak the kidney beans in water and leave it overnight. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add chopped onions. Cook until it turns transparent.

2. Then add garlic, tomatoes, salt, chili powder and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Add beans, water and pressure cook for 15 minutes.

4. Let the kidney beans cool then them to a blender and churn.

5. Heat the soup and add lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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