Question: In early pregnancy is it normal to be very hungry and feeling sleepy whole day? I am feeling hungry after every half an hour of eating meals etc.
Answer: Yes its completely normal. It happens due to increased levels of progesterone in body. Try to walk slowly after each meal for around 5 to 10 min as it will help in digestion coz soon nausea will pop in. Take care and rest as much as your body demands.
Question: I am feeling so hungry in every hour..what is the best food I can have in 13weeks pregnancy
Answer: Hello! You can follow these ideas for snacks which are not only nutritional but also tasty.
Sprouts Bhel: The famous Indian street food – the ever-so tangy bhel can be transformed into healthy bhel for expecting mothers with some variations. Take some puffed rice(murmura), steamed sprouts, finely chopped onion, tomato and boiled potato, finely chopped green chilly (as per your taste) and coriander leaves. Add to this some sev. Add some tamarind sauce, a pinch of amchur (mango powder), and salt. Mix all these ingredients well. Sprinkle some chaat masalaand relish the treat
Oatmeal: It is easy to make and rich in soluble fibers. Just add water or milk to oatmeal and microwave. Add some raisins to make it even healthier. Enjoy this healthy snack anytime. Avoid those instantly cooked packed oat meals as they may contain some flavor or color which may not be good for you.
Smoothies: Smoothies can really help you to deal with the fatigue or exhaustion and make you feel fresh.Instead of going out for smoothie that may be high in sugar and will also add to calories, prepare one at home using any fruit of your choice(avoid Papaya) like apple, mango, blueberries or raspberries. If you want your smoothie to be thick, choose frozen fruit. Cut the fruit into small pieces and blend it with the help of blender. Pour milk on it, add some ice cubes and blend it again to make puree. Do not overload it with too much of sugar.
Homemade masala papad: Prefer roasted papad (urad dal papad) instead of going for fried ones. You need finely chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, radish, coriander leaves. Mix these ingredients and spread it over roasted papad .Sprinkle some mango powder, salt and chaat masala and serve. It is one the best ways to eat salad if you do not like to eat the big chunks.
Quick fruit chaat: Collect all the fruits available at home and cut them into small pieces. Take these pieces in a bowl. Add roasted cumin seed powder, black salt, chaat masala, lemon juice, chilli powder, green chutney, imli chutney and salt to taste. Toss them well and sprinkle few leaves of coriander and mint. You may also use yogurt if you do not want to use chutneys.
Aloo paneer chaat: Cut boiled potatoes and paneer in small cubes .Fry these two in a pan using very little oil. Keep them aside. Fry some green peas and grated ginger in oil separately. Mix all these ingredients together and add green chilli, chaat masala, salt, lemon juice to taste. Toss them well and garnish it with chopped coriander.
Bajra Khakhras: To ease morning sickness you may try these crunchy khakhras full of carbohydrates. It is very simple to prepare, the way you make paranthas! Make firm dough mixing bajra flour, whole wheat flour, and ginger-garlic paste, green chili, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, oil & salt together. Roll it like chapattis or parathas. Cook them on hot tava using little oil/ghee/butter till crisp.
Mix of peanuts, murmura (puffed rice), Bengal gram: It is simplest to make and very light to eat. Just mix roasted peanut, roasted grams, roasted murmura and salt together. Store it in airtight container and grab a handful when you feel like munching something.
Sweet potato chips:Grate sweet potato into thin slices and coat them with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. Now bake them for 1 hour at 250 degree. Do not forget to check the oven after 15 minutes interval. If cooked properly these crispy chips can be very delicious and may be stored for later use.
Sandwiches: You can try any sandwich at home with some variations like instead of making it with white bread use brown or multi-grain bread. Keep sliced thin cucumber, tomato, potato or radish, onion (anything you feel like eating) between two bread slices and enjoy yummy sandwich! Add a slice of cheese or a chicken patty (cooked properly) and enjoy them toasted, grilled or plain.