What is the ideal food chart for a pregnant woman ?


During pregnancy , you tend to crave for so many healthy and unhealthy foods , leading to over indulgence in sweets, junk foods, fatty and extra spicy food intake. When I was pregnant, the only thing I craved was for RICE, yes plates of rice , white or brown , I hogged with sardine curry /sambar /pickle you name it I would have had it with my rice 😛

On every visit to the gyno, she would advise me to have a healthy diet instead of filling myself with Carbs alone.

It was then my relative , a new mom , gave me this ideal food chart for a pregnant woman . It was suggested to her by her gyno. Thought of sharing this wonderful diet regulation tips with you all. All thanks to you Lakshmipriya Chechi 🙂

  • Between 6.45  to 7.30 AM – 150 ml of milk +flax seed powder + 2 marie biscuits
  • 8.30  to 9.00 AM – 3 or 4 idlis/3 dosas/POHA with vegetables (avoid too much of beetroot and carrots , use it thrice a week) or vegetable upma / or three rotis
  • 10.30  to 11.00 AM – 150 ml buttermilk + 2 marie biscuits(or) a vegetable sandwich
  • 12.30  to 1.00 PM – hearty lunch- dal, rice, 2 rotis, veggies or egg or fish or chicken.
  • 3.30 to 4.00 PM – 150 ml milk + sandwich or marie bisuit or poha
  • 6.30 PM – glass of oats (very important)
  • 8.00 to 8.30 PM – rotis+veggies+ dal or some curry…(avoid rice if u can)
  • Around bed time 10.00 PM – Glass of milk

Find time for one fruit everyday in between.

What do you crave for, mom to be ? Do you eat a balanced meal ? Do share with us 🙂

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Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. hi sangeetha

    i am 5 months preganant.would like to know that you have mentioned flax seed powder in the diet.what is it known in malayalam?

  2. Aarti Khanna on

    Very informative article! It is really very important to take healthy diet during pregnancy as it plays a crucial role in the development of baby. During my period of pregnancy, I always used to eat beans as they are good sources of key nutrients, such as iron, folate, calcium, and zinc.

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