As most of us know, carrying a new life in your womb is a task of responsibility. You must ensure to provide adequate nutrition to the foetus inside your womb. Undoubtedly, having a healthy diet during pregnancy is a must. According to medical research, our pregnancy weeks are divided into three trimesters. The first trimester is when both the baby and mother are vulnerable; this ranges from the first week to week 12. It is followed by the second trimester, which is from week 13 to the 26th week. In this trimester, the baby may start showing up their presence inside your womb. And the third trimester includes week 27 to the day before delivery. What Should Be Your Pregnancy Meal Plan\u00a0 Consider the different levels of vulnerability of the foetus and the expecting mother at different trimesters. A pregnant mum should choose her pregnancy meal plan wisely. For example, the meals should not include forbidden foods and must be a healthy yet tasty meal from every aspect. So, in short, we should be careful and innovative while deciding on our pregnancy meal plans. By God\u2019s grace, our Malaysia is enriched with many healthy fruits, veggies, grains, and other foods. Let's learn how to use them to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for our pregnancy days. \tAvocado-Eggs Toast \t\t \t\tWhile avocado offers potassium, fibre, folate, and vitamin E, the eggs provide essential protein, iodine, and other vitamins. All of them are needed for the healthy growth of your baby, especially in the first trimester. Here's find an easy recipe that helps you to reap the nutritional benefits of avocado. Also, the recipe is delicious to satisfy your pregnancy cravings. \t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t2\u00a0 avocados (fresh, ripe )4 slices bread4 eggssalt (as per taste)pepper (as per taste)lime juice (as per taste)\t \t \t\t\u00a0Heat a pinch of oil at a medium flame.\u00a0Fry the eggs. Cut the avocado into small sizes and smash them.Toast the bread.Spread the avocado on them.Add a pinch of lemon juice. Spread the fried eggs on them.Sprinkle the salt and black pepper as per taste. \t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tAppetiser, Breakfast, For Evening snackWestern Recipeavocado egg toast, avocado toast, sandwich, toast breakfast recipe\t \tHealthy Nasi Lemak with Quinoa \t\t \t\tFind the healthy version of the traditional Nasi Lemak here. Instead of the refined white rice, we have used the healthy quinoa here. It is good to serve the pregnant ladies\u2019 protein intake and satisfy the second-trimester pregnancy cravings. We know how much you love our traditional dish. So, we make sure you do not have to miss it even in your pregnancy days.\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tFor the Nasi Lemak (Rice)2 cups red quinoa 1 cup water1 cup coconut milk1 tsp coconut oil2 pinch saltFor the Sambal (Accompaniment)5-6 red chilies 2-3 green chilies10-12 shallots6-8 cloves garlic2 inches ginger1 tbsp yoghurt2 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp raw honeyFor Anchovies (Accompaniment)2 cups anchovies or ikan billies1 tbsp olive oilOther accompanimentshard-boiled eggs, cucumber, steamed long beans\t \t \t\tHeat coconut oil in a saucepan. Add water and coconut milk to it.Sprinkle in salt as per taste.Add the washed quinoa.Let it boil. Close the lid for 10-15 mins.Once it is cooked, turn off the flame and whip the quinoa. Leave it for 10-12 minutes.To Prepare the SambalBlend all of the ingredients except the yoghurt, olive oil, raw honey. Fry the blended mixture with olive oil until the fragrance come out of it.Add the raw honey and yoghurt.To Prepare the AnchoviesPre-heat the oven to 180C.Add olive oil to the dried anchovies and bake them for 15 minutes. If you do not have an oven available, you can shallow fry it in a pan.Finally, serve the total dish with cucumbers, eggs, and beans. \t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tLunch \/ DinnerMalay recipehealthy nasi lemak, nasi lemak, nasi lemak with quinoa\t \tChicken Ginger and Vegetable Soup \t\t \t\tMorning sickness and nausea are common on pregnancy days. Ginger helps to fight against it. On the other hand, chicken provides adequate nutrients. So, a dish combining these two can be a master pregnancy meal recipe. Find the recipe for special chicken-ginger vegetable soup below. It is perfect for third trimester pregnancy days, especially.\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t2 cups steamed chicken breasts2 cups carrots and beans (chopped)1\/2 cup cabbage leaves (shredded)1-2 tbsp ginger (fresh, peeled, and grated )3-4 cloves garlic (minced)5 cups chicken brothparsley coriander leaves1 onion (sliced, large)salt and pepper 1 tbsp unsalted butter1 and 1\/2 tbsp olive oil \t \t \t\tHeat the olive oil on a medium flame.Add onions and salt to it and stir them till they turn brown.Add garlic and ginger and fry.Add the carrots, beans, and cabbage leaves.Stir all of the ingredients and cook them until they become soft.Pour the chicken broth into it.Add the steamed chicken breasts.Cook it for 5-10 minutes, closing the lid.Once it is perfectly cooked, add the butter, coriander leaves, and parsley to it\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tAppetizer, SoupChinese RecipeChicken ginger soup, chicken ginger vegetable soup, ginger chicken soup\t \tShrimp Curry with Vegetables \t\t \t\tBeing an excellent source of protein, shrimps are one of the best options for first trimester pregnancy meals. Here is an easy and healthy shrimp curry recipe with loads of vegetables. Enjoy a delicious yet healthy platter in your lunch and relish your would-be mother moments. \t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t3\/4 pounds shrimps (dried)1 cup carrots (chopped)1 cup yellow pepper (sliced)5-6 ounces peas1-1\/2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp ginger (minced)1\/2 tbsp garlicsalt (as per taste)1\/2 tbsp red chill powder1-2 green chili (finely chopped)1-2 cups water\t \t \t\tSoak the shrimps in warm water and wash them with cold water.Heat the oil in a pan.Add the shrimps and stir fry until it turns pink.Keep the fried shrimps aside.Add ginger and garlic to the pan.Sprinkle the red chili powder.Add the carrots, pepper, and peas and fry until they get soft.Add fried shrimps to it and mix. Cook for 5-10 minutes more.Add water and let it boil for 1-2 minutes.Serve with rice or bread.\t \t \t\tCook the shrimps well. Raw shrimps are not at all recommended for pregnant women. \t \t \t\tLunch \/ DinnerChinese Cuisineseasy shrimp curry, shrimp curry, shrimp curry with vegetable, simple shrimp curry\t \tDeep-fried Squids with Yoghurt \t\t \t\tAnother protein-enriched meal, especially for the first few weeks of pregnancy, is here. The first trimester days of pregnancy bring in unpredictable cravings often. Hence, delicious recipes should be included in your kitchen menu to cook at that time. We have brought to you an easy and quick snack recipe to try at home.\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tvegetable oil to fill half of the pan500 gms squids250 gms floursalt and pepper (as per requirement)1 clove garlic (crushed)1\/2 tbsp lemon juicegreek yoghurt2 eggs (beaten)\t \t \t\tFill half of the pan with oil and heat it.Coat the squids into the mixture of flour, pepper, and salt.Now, dip the coated squid in the beaten eggs.Deep-fry them in oil.Take them out once they are golden brown.Add pepper and lemon juice to the yoghurt and serve the squids with it\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tAppetiser, For Evening snackChinesefried squid, squid fry, squid snacks, squids\t \tMakhana (fox-nut) Kheer \t\t \t\tMakhana has a plethora of nutritional value in it. In any trimester during pregnancy, it can satisfy your cravings for dessert. So, if you want a break from spicy tit-bits, try this delicious dessert. We share here a detailed recipe to prepare this popular Asian cuisine.\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t2 cups makhana or fox-nut4 cups milk1 tsp cardamom powder10-12 pieces(each) almonds and cashews (crushed)2 tbsp raisinssugar (as per taste)1\/2 tsp ghee\t \t \t\tShallow-fry the fox nuts in ghee until they become crispy.Cool them and grind.In another pan, boil the milk and add the fox nuts.Stir well for 6-10 minutes.Add the cardamom powder and sugar.Thicken the dessert the way you want. Keep stirring to avoid sticking at the bottom.Add crushed cashews, raisins, and almonds and serve.\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\tDessert, For Evening snackAsian Cuisine, Indianfox nut dish, kheer, makhana kheer\t \tCarrot Halwa \t\t \t\tWho doesn't know of the benefits of carrots? It is enriched with many essential nutrients. Carrots are essential to developing your baby\u2019s eyes, skin, and other organs. But, to eat only a carrot salad or curry can easily bore you, right? Try this healthy yet tasty Indian dessert, carrot halwa, recipe in any of your pregnancy trimesters. Complete satisfaction for your sweet tooth! \t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t4 carrots (medium-sized, grated)10-12 almonds (water-soaked)5-6 cashews3-4 cups milk1\/2 tsp cardamom powder2-3 tbsp raisins1\/2 tsp gheesugar\t \t \t\tMake a paste with almonds and milk and keep it aside. Heat the ghee in a saucepan and fry the carrot lightly.Add the milk to it.Mix the sugar and cardamom powder.Stir it in low heat and let it boil.Add the almond mix and stir.Turn off the flame when you get the consistency.Garnish with chopped cashews and almonds.\t \t \t\tMake sure the carrots are well-cooked. You should not eat raw vegetables during pregnancy.\u00a0 \t \t \t\tEvening snacksIndianCarrot halwa, gajar ki halwa, popular Indian desserts\t These recipes shared are all delicious Asian cuisines from different parts of the continent. We have added all kinds of cuisines\u2014from spicy curry to sweet dishes. You can include them in your pregnancy meal plan. However, you need to maintain some precautions as well. You are in your vulnerable stage of giving birth to another life, after all. With that said, let us share some tips that will help you to keep you and your baby safe. Things to Remember for Pregnancy Meal Plan:\u00a0 \tConsume a balanced diet. \tDo not have too much dessert. It may lead to diabetes, obesity, etc. \tAvoid raw foods and vegetables. \tAlcohol consumption is not recommended. \tDo not skip meals. \tAvoid overly spicy foods. It may cause stomach burning. \tHigh-fibre foods are essential. \tDo not consume high-mercury fish. So, these are the points that you need to keep in your mind while choosing a pregnancy meal plan. We hope these recipes will help you to enjoy your pregnancy days while taking care of your health. Stay happy and healthy! Click here to find more mouth-watering yet healthy pregnancy recipes. 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