Top 5 confinement dishes that all mums should try
Article by Cherlynn Ng
Eating right is more crucial than ever when you are a mother who has just given birth and are still adjusting to your new phase of life. A hearty and balanced diet not only helps you regain your strength in no time, but will also ensure that you have a good supply of breast milk to keep your baby happy and healthy.
Here are some popular confinement dishes that will whet your appetite and leave you wanting more, while providing your body with all the nutrients it needs!
1. Pig trotters with vinegar
You have probably heard of this classic confinement dish that’s sweet, sour and savoury all in one. High in iron and calcium, its popularity can be credited to how it benefits your body both on the inside and outside:
• Increases milk lactation
• Restores qi and boosts energy levels
• Nourishes and purifies your blood
• Purge excess wind from your body
• Contains collagen that keeps your skin firm, elastic and glowing
• The collagen also aids in reducing stretch marks
• Promotes healthy hair growth and stronger hair
2. Baked herbal chicken
Loaded with nutrients and coupled with its lovely aroma, this confinement favourite can be hard to resist. The recipe relies heavily on Chinese angelica (danggui), an herb famed for its effectiveness in fighting lethargy and weakness as well as its blood nourishing properties. Danggui is also used to treat various female ailments such as menstrual cramps, menopausal discomforts, fibroids and blood deficiency.
3. Green papaya soup with fish
Unripe papayas are known to be a power fruit for mummies in confinement because it is a rich source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. It is also effective for boosting breast milk production. Meanwhile, fish is superb for tissue development and repair.
4. Fried rice with egg and ginger
A must-eat for nursing mums, this dish is both scrumptious and easy to whip up. Ginger expels wind and warms the body, making it an essential ingredient that you will find in many confinement recipes. On the other hand, eggs are rich in protein and Vitamin D, which encourages calcium absorption.
5. Red dates tea
This popular confinement drink improves qi, enhances blood circulation and strengthens the immune system. It also keeps the body hydrated and is perfect for mothers who suffer from water retention and abdominal swelling. The best part is how anyone can easily prepare it from the comfort of their own home.
While these mouth-watering dishes are not hard to create, some mums choose to hire a professional confinement nanny to help them in the kitchen and take care of all their meals. This way, they are able to fully focus on recuperating and spending time with their newborn.
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