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5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks which can be made in 5 minutes

5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks which can be made in 5 minutes


Peanut ladoo

This one is always a savior! The only time-consuming task is to roast the peanuts, that is all!

It gives you so much energy and it fills your tummy, plus you will feel good after having this, and definitely, this is a default snack option to stock up in your pantry.


Here you go…


1 cup roasted and peeled peanuts

¾ cup jaggery powder

A pinch of cardamom powder


  • Pulse the roasted and peeled peanuts in a mixer jar.

  • Do not grind it continuously as it may start to leave oil. You have to only pulse it.

  • Once the peanuts are broken, add jaggery, cardamom powder, and pulse it again.

  • When everything combines, transfer to a plate and start making ladoo.

  • Store in an air-tight container and enjoy its goodness.



Oats dates ladoo

Constipation is one of the major and one of the painful after-effects of the postpartum period. It is important to include fiber-based foods in your diet. Oats is one such food that can be used in a variety of dishes. This can keep you full for longer, be a good source of fiber, and a healthy snack option.


1 cup oats

8 - 10 deseeded dates

¼ cup almonds

A pinch of cardamom powder

A pinch of cinnamon powder


  • Dry roast oats and almonds separately

  • Add dates first and grind it in a mixer to form a coarse paste.

  • You can reduce the count of dates if you want and add 1-2 tbsp of jaggery powder depending on your taste.

  • Please do not add water.

  • Add the remaining ingredients and grind it till everything comes together.

  • Transfer to a plate and start making ladoos.

  • Store it in an airtight container and enjoy its goodness


Poha ladoo

Poha or flattened rice is very versatile and can be used in savories and sweet recipes. It is also easily digestible and also filling at the same time. Here we will look at a super simple snack that tastes just yummy!


1 cup poha or flattened rice

8 - 10 deseeded dates

¼ cup almonds

Black raisins or regular raisins

4 - 5 cashews

A pinch of cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon of cocoa powder


  • Dry roast poha, almonds, and cashews separately.

  • Grind the dates into a coarse paste. Please do not add water.

  • Then add the remaining ingredients and give it a mix in the mixer.

  • Once all the ingredients mix well, transfer to a plate.

  • Form ladoos and store it in an airtight container.

  • Have them and relish their goodness!


Kesari bath

Yes, yes Kesari bath / sheera / rava Kesari / Kesari is the many names of the same recipe. Though it is simple, the comfort it brings after you eat it warm is totally rejuvenating. Especially adding a little ghee on top just before you eat is heavenly! Nonghee lovers might feel it otherwise but whether you prepare it using ghee or coconut oil, this dish totally passes the exam and the result is comfort and feel-good factor.


Let’s get going then…


1 cup rava (you can use any rava)

1 cup water or more

1 - 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil

Few raisins

Few cashews

Any other nuts of your choice can be added

¾ cup jaggery

A pinch of cardamom powder

A pinch of salt


  • Add 1 tbsp ghee, roast the nuts and raisins. Once it turns golden brown, and the raisins have puffed up, transfer to a plate and keep it aside.

  • Add another 1 tbsp of ghee, roast the Rava till you get a nice aroma.

  • Add a pinch of salt

  • In another vessel add 1 - 2 cups of water and heat the water.

  • Once the water is heated, add to the rava so that it is completely immersed.

  • If you like it mushy then use this measurement, else slowly keep adding the heated water until the rava gets completely cooked.

  • Once it is cooked, add jaggery powder, cardamom powder and mix it well.

  • After everything is mixed well, add the roasted nuts and raisins.

  • Serve it warm, add some more ghee if you like, and eat it warm.


Daliya kheer

Dalia is cracked or broken wheat and is made by milling whole raw wheat grains coarsely, which makes this food rich in fiber. Daliya falls under complex carbs with a low glycemic index making a wholesome meal. The sweet cravings during pregnancy can be really hard on us when we want to avoid sweets, right?


You can always opt for healthier options whenever you can so that you can also get some nutrition along with some calories :)


1 cup daliya / broken wheat

1 cup jaggery powder

2 - 3 cups of water/milk

1 - 2 tbsp ghee

Few raisins

Few cashews

Any other nuts of your choice can be added

A pinch of salt

A pinch of cardamom powder


  • You can either choose to pressure cook or cook it on a wok

  • Add 1 tbsp ghee, roast the nuts and raisins.

  • Once the nuts turn golden brown, raisins puff up, transfer to a plate

  • Add another 1 tbsp of ghee, roast broken wheat till you get a nice aroma.

  • Do not burn it.

  • Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook it for 1 whistle.

  • After the steam is released, add jaggery, salt, and cardamom powder.

  • Give it a nice mix.

  • Once everything gets mixed up, add the roasted nuts and enjoy this sweet wholesome meal.

  • Have it warm.


Please do share your thoughts in the comments below…


Take care mommies!


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