Diet in pregnancy should nourish the mother and developing baby.

Should take pure and clean drinking water. Upto 2 – 3 litres/day

Vegetarian diet should include pulses and iron rich vegetables.

Ideally you should take three proper meals and three small healthy snacks in a day.

Breakfast – 8:00 – 9:00 am

2-3 idlis / 2 dosas / 2 chappatis / small cupful of pongal / Kichdi / upma, bowl of oats / muesli etc.

Snack: 10:00 – 10:30 am:

Snacks can be a fistful of dry nuts and fruits(any one or two fruits a day) / salad with sprouts / boiled chickpeas and milk(200mls) / butter milk(200mls), Boiled egg.

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:00 hrs

Rice/roti/ragi with a choice of dhal or meat(chicken, fish, lamb) / vegetable (green leafy vegetables rich in iron) / cup of curd with salad.

Snack: 04:30 – 5:00 pm

Dinner: 19:30 to 20:00hrs

Red/brown rice/roti/Broken wheat with dhal and vegetables

Avoid coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, spicy and oily foods, sugar and maida.

Bed time: 10:00 pm – A glass of milk / fruit