Foods That Will Help You Love Your Confinement Period
Contrary to common perception, confinement food doesn’t necessarily need to be oily and packed with herbs. Also, there are certainly more varieties for you out there other than the classic sesame oil chicken, pork trotter vinegar or herbal soups.
At Tian Wei Signature, we keep your confinement diet interesting, refreshing, and just as nourishing with a mix of fusion and traditional Chinese confinement food. All dishes are dietitian-guided, MSG-free, and well-balanced with a variety of nutrients to boost your recovery and lactation.
Let’s find out some of our top-rated fusion and traditional confinement dishes that will help you love your confinement period:
Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream
First on the list is a Mediterranean fusion confinement dish, Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream. Indulge in the juicy and tender texture of salmon, carefully seared to bring out the natural fragrant of the salmon’s healthy fat. Milk and butter are added to this dish to bring you a rich and creamy texture. To keep the dish refreshing, the creamy salmon is served with vegetables like broccoli, cherry tomatoes, baby corn and potatoes. Salmon is high in vitamin C, vitamin D, and contains vitamin B6, folate and vitamin E, which all aids in promoting your postpartum recovery and boosting the nutritional quality of your breast milk.
Tian Wei Signature Coq Au Vin
Coq au vin means “chicken with wine”, it is a French dish of chicken braised with wine and other vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, potato, garlic, and broccoli. Herbs like thyme, oregano, and parsley are also added to this dish to enhance the flavour. At Tian Wei Signature, you can enjoy this exquisite dish as part of your confinement diet! In particular, the broccoli, potato and chicken in this dish contains vitamin C, which improves your collagen formation to promote wound healing around the genital and cesarean area after labour. The garlic in this dish also serves as a milk-boosting ingredient to improve your milk production.
Mediterranean Tomato Cumin Chicken Stew with Eggplant
This appetising stew is prepared with chicken, parmesan cheese, eggplant, capsicum, carrots, tomatoes and butter. Herbs like cumin powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder is also added to give this dish a fragrant taste. In particular, cumin is a herb that helps with breastmilk production. What’s more, the capsicum and tomatoes in this dish contain vitamin C to boost the vitamin C concentration in your breast milk. By consuming vitamin C from your breast milk, your little one will grow stronger and healthier to fight against risk of allergies.
Lemongrass Fenugreek Braised Fish Fillet
If you are looking for a refreshing way to consume fish during your confinement, this lemongrass fenugreek braised fish fillet might be your new favourite confinement dish. With fresh fish fillet being the highlight, this dish is also paired with a variety of colourful vegetables to give you a well-balanced meal, including shimeji mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and snowpeas. Curated with your breastfeeding needs in mind, this dish is packed with lactogenic ingredients to help you with lactation, such as fennel powder, whole fenugreek, ginger and lemongrass. In particular, having lemongrass while breastfeeding is found to be helpful in improving your breast milk supply.
Steamed Wolf-berries Pork Ribs With Red Dates And Black Bean Sauce
This comforting traditional dish is prepared with pork ribs, fermented black beans, red dates, wolfberries, black fungus, carrots, ginger slices, and a drizzle of sesame oil. Pork ribs are high in vitamin B1, and contain vitamin B6, and vitamin D. Vitamin B1 keeps you energized to support your nerve, muscle, and heart function.
Furthermore, it also helps you and your newborn to have a good immune system. Meanwhile, vitamin B6 also helps to boost you and your newborn’s immune system, and helps your newborn’s brain to develop healthily. On the other hand, having ginger for confinement helps to improve your breast milk supply by promoting blood circulation.
The black bean sauce gives a savory and appetizing taste to this dish. Black beans are rich in protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals to help you maintain good bone health and healthy digestion. For other ways to enjoy black beans, give black bean soup breastfeeding moms love a try!
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The confinement period can be stressful for most mothers. Having the right food to eat during this period can make the transition from pregnancy and lactation easier. Having the best confinement food requires that you go for what will replenish your body and help in the healing process. Choose carefully and keep postpartum complications at bay.
For the best confinement foods in Singapore, give Tian Wei Signature’s fusion and confinement food a try! To discover more delicious fusion and traditional confinement food from us, check out the full menu on our website!