Delicious & Nourishing Dishes For Mums in Confinement
During confinement, it is important to keep yourself properly nourished to recover well and to provide sufficient and nutritious breast milk for your growing child. Unsure of what to choose from these array of dishes? Lucky for you, we have got your back. These are some of the healthy and delicious dishes for mums during confinement we would recommend!
Sesame Braised Chicken
As a mother’s body is believed to be “cold” after labour, a heaty dish is traditionally believed to provide warming properties for mothers in confinement. Not only does sesame oil help prevent “wind” in your body, but it would also keep you warm and improve your blood circulation. Plus, the ingredients present in this meal are also traditionally believed to help with replenishing your vigour and boosting your vitality.
Scientifically, sesame oil is also known to be high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Consuming oils such as these as part of your diet helps to reduce bad cholesterols which subsequently leads to lower risk of heart disease or stroke. The ingredients for this meal are available in abundance and they are easily accessible too. A very nourishing and easy-to-prepare dish for mums in confinement like you!
Red Fermented Wine Chicken
The red fermented wine chicken serves as a nourishing and comforting dish for mothers who are recovering. It is easy to prepare and does not take much time to cook too! The dish consists of red fermented wine and chicken. You can also add vegetables of your choice for a more balanced meal.
Plus, this meal is great for mums as it strengthens your spleen, alleviates fatigue and improves your blood circulation! Also, chicken is a good source of protein. Eating sufficient protein helps to promote wound healing. The good news is that these ingredients are easily accessible.
Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream and Tri-Colour Grains
Salmon can be considered as a highly nutritious food for confinement. This is due to the various health benefits it has to offer. Its omega-3 enhances your cardiovascular health. Also, it is a good source of protein and vitamin B12, which help in repairing muscle cells and stimulating your tissue development positively. Furthermore, it is also a good source of vitamin D, which is important for you and your baby’s immune system, and essential for good bone health.
One great way to make your salmon dish even more filling and nutritious is by having them with quinoa, as quinoa are rich in fibre. Plus, quinoa is a great addition to the dish as it contains the necessary amount of amino acids to aid your recovery. Furthermore, the quinoa low glycemic index property is essential in regulating your blood sugar levels. If you’re looking for more ways to make breastfeeding easier, MumChecked offers a wide variety of breastfeeding essentials!
Kurobuta Pork Loin with Apple Mirin Sauce and Spaghetti
The Kurobuta pork loin dish is high in Vitamin C from its apple, cherry tomato and broccoli. Vitamin C encourages the formation of collagen, which promotes wound healing around the genital and caesarean area after labour. Not to mention it is great for the skin too!
Plus, Kurobuta pork dish is also rich in Vitamin B1, this would benefit you as it helps support your immune system. Additionally, this confinement meal will aid you in supporting your nervous system, muscles and heart function. On the other hand, the fibre contained in Kurobuta pork dish is great for alleviating constipation, which is quite a common occurrence among postpartum mums.
Ginseng Nourishing Soup
If you are looking for something light yet wholesome, this ginseng nourishing soup might be it! It helps the body recover strength, boost the body immune system and is great for combating loss of appetite. Moreover, this ginseng nourishing soup is also great for the physically weak and recovering mothers due to its innate healing properties. For a hassle-free Chinese soup delivery Singapore mothers would recommend, give us a call!
In conclusion, we hope this list has given you a better idea of how and what to eat during confinement. Essentially, practising a balanced diet is the most important aspect to achieve a full recovery and improves your lactation. Tempted to savour the goodness for all these dishes? Book our confinement food package and enjoy them straight from home!
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