My Pregnancy Diet | Tips and Tricks

My Pregnancy Diet

I never thought I would be drafting this blog post as I personally don’t follow strict diets. I did not have any diet restriction from day 1. I ate what I liked and I used to eat out occasionally as well. I am not allergic to any foods and I did not have any medical complaints throughout my pregnancy. Hence I highly suggest you to follow your doctor’s diet if you have been given one.

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My Pregnancy Diet

Early morning: 5 almonds + 2 walnuts with a cup of milk

Breakfast : any homemade breakfast like idly, dosa, upma, kichdi with a small cup of tea.

Mid-morning : a cup of drumstick leaves soup (helps in increasing hemoglobin levels) and a fruit.

Lunch: Homemade lunch like rice, sambar or any vegetable curry with any veggie stir fry with a cup of masala chaas.

Eg: rice, sambar and beetroot stir fry. Chaas is buttermilk seasoned with asafoetida, cumin powder, curry leaves and ginger. On days when I prepare non-veg meal, I usually have salad or boiled veggies seasoned with salt and pepper

Evening snack : boiled channa/goundnut/cow peas/green peas flavored with some onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon juice + 1 fruit.

Dinner : Homemade which is usually upma, roti & sabji or porridge.

I also have warm jeera water every night to avoid gassy tummy.


  • Always listen to your doctor and alter food based on doctor’s recommendation.
  • Carry some homemade/ store bought snacks whenever you go out to avoid being hungry for a long time.
  • Eat every 2-3 hours and do not starve. If you starve, you are also making your child starve.
  • Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. If you suffer from morning sickness, drink plenty of juices and water.
  • Before following any home remedies for any ailments, consult your gynaec.
  • While eating out, choose to eat veggies and avoid maida or any processed food/junk.
  • Snack on healthy nuts, puffed rice, fruits and trail mixes. Avoid packaged junk.
  • Fruits can be flavored with salt and pepper and lemon juice to make it tastier and to avoid binge eating.

Delivering a healthy baby should be the ultimate goal and do not stress thinking on whether you will have a normal delivery or a c-sec. Either ways, when the baby and you are healthy, lots of problems can be avoided.

Motherhood is an amazing journey. Start it right with the best food for your baby and yourself.

Happy Parenting!

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