5 Nutritious Snacks For Confinement

5 Nutritious Snacks For Confinement

Now, just who doesn’t feel like munching on some sweet snacks every now and then, right? If you have been restricting your diet throughout pregnancy, you might want to release your craving of sweet desserts soon!

But…you’ll be in a confinement pretty much right away after birth! Now what? Could you still satisfy your cravings during this time?

Not to mention, it is said that during confinement, the rate of your birth recovery depends highly on the food you consume. Therefore, many mothers are very particular about meals and diet during confinement as it is believed that a confinement done right will save you a lot of health problems in the future.

Confinement meals like the selections of Tian Wei confinement food are said to help in aiding your body’s recovery as well as to provide ample nutritional benefits aimed at replenish your body. However, main meals alone may sometimes not suffice when you get light cravings between meal times. If you feel the urge to munch on some light snacks, here are 4 mighty snacks with nutritional benefits you may want to try out :


Almonds

Almonds are rich in healthy proteins and calcium which may effectively enhance the growth process of your baby if you are breastfeeding. A serving of almond contains Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, B3 and B1, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc which are all believed to aid in boosting immunity. 

Almonds also provide your body with a boost in energy so it is considered as an energy snack. Mothers get tired easily especially during managing maternal chores and breastfeeding a baby. Grab a fistful of almonds even on a busy day as your snack and you will see a difference in your energy level. Apart from that, almonds are also high in Vitamin E. Regular consumption will give you lustrous hair and glowing skin.


Lactation Bakes

Lactation bakes can come in various delicious forms and can apply to pretty much all those sweet treats that are baked such as cookies, muffins, brownies, and even cupcakes! These can be store-bought or homemade, depending on your preference.

Lactation bakes are an affordable alternative of confinement snacks. Usually, the main ingredient used in lactation cookies is oats, and oats are said to be packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals known for boosting lactation. Other ingredients include flaxseed and healthy oils like Omega-3 and Omega-6, known to stimulate the hormone that produces prolactin. 

Regardless, keep in mind that the results of consuming lactation bakes can vary from one person to another, so don’t stress yourself out if you do not see any improvements in your milk production. 

After all, becoming more stressed after having such tasty treats kind of defeats the purpose of having them. Our advice? Just enjoy them as tasty snacks! If you see improvements in your milk supply, great news! If you don’t notice anything significant, at least you get to enjoy some yummy nutritious bakes! A complete win-win, we’d say.

If you want to see your options, simply look up lactation cookies Singapore sellers and your eyes can feast on the menu before what’s on the menu gets fease


Unripe Papayas

Papayas make perfect snacks because of their potent content of Vitamin C, which is known as an immune boosting agent and anti-inflammatory. This is especially suitable for mothers after delivery as the enzymes that ease inflammation can help in your wound recovery, while preventing infection. Apart from that, papayas are also low in calories so you won’t actually feel the guilt while snacking on them. Consuming papayas regularly helps to boost levels of oxytocin in your body, increasing your milk production. Papayas can be eaten raw or cooked. Tian Wei Signature has a selection of dishes incorporated with green papaya aimed at helping mothers to boost their recovery as well as milk production.


Dates

We might need a-whole-nother blog just to elaborate on the whole benefits of dates — that’s how many health benefits dates have! 

Apart from being nutrient-dense, dates also contain high fibre content which means it can help with your digestive health, especially by preventing constipation. As a new mother, you most certainly know how big of nightmare constipation can be.

Dates also contain antioxidants that can help reduce inflammations, promote heart health, and lower the risk of eye-related disorders.

As if you don’t already have enough reasons to love or start having more dates, they are also considered a natural sweetener! You may use dates as a substitute to the regular white sugar in your cooking and you could still enjoy similar fulfilling flavours.


Barley Malt

Malt is traditionally extracted from barley, and barley contains beta-glucan, which has over the years shown to increase prolactin – the main hormone for lactation. Barley malt is suitable to be consumed during confinement because it can be digested easily. 

During the malting process, malting enzymes separate the nutrition from barley grains. These enzymes break down the grains making it easier for our bodies to absorb the essential nutrients and easily digestible. During confinement, a mother’s digestive energy decreases making it more difficult to digest the food that is consumed. It is when the body is in the recovery process. Therefore, by consuming foods that are easy to digest, it ensures that your body is able to effectively absorb all the essential and vital nutrients.


In between adapting to a new, busier lifestyle and getting accustomed to having a newborn in your life, it is important to also ensure that you are properly taken care of as well. Stop every now and then to rest and have a light snack. You will feel much more refreshed.

Of course, it would be even better if you could have all your everyday lunch and dinner taken care of too! That’s where we Tian Wei Signature comes in the picture. We serve a variety of fusion and traditional confinement food for your lunch and dinner with a wide variety of staples, meat and veggie dishes, herbal soups, and refreshing desserts! 

Need a confinement food delivery service for stress-free confinement? We are one call away!