Why Confine your Diet during Confinement?
Mothers who have gone through childbirth will all agree on one thing; childbirth is tiring. That should come as no surprise. There is nothing like it and not to mention, you may have to cope with things not going as planned on the spot. The labour may take longer than expected, or your baby may be ready to come out earlier, or there are certain complications that you did not consider before. Regardless, it can be overwhelming and physically taxing.
On top of that, the whole childbirth process does take a toll on the body, since a lot of energy is needed to deliver a baby, even more so for first-time mommies. Confinement meals are based on the needs of mommies to recover from childbirth, with the diet normally planned based on traditional Chinese medicinal knowledge.
Why Some Mothers Hesitate to Follow a Confinement Diet
Before we get into ‘why’ you should get confinement food, perhaps we should first get into why WON’T people follow the normal postpartum confinement diet. First, when talking about confinement, it is often linked to ‘rules’. There is a misconception that if you were to practise confinement, that means you have to comply with various rules around what can you eat and you cannot eat.
Plus, when one thinks of “Confinement Food”, traditional Chinese confinement food usually comes to mind. But it does not stop there. Picture confinement food in more detail. What do you see? We would guess herbs — a lot of herbs. This is to get that “heaty” element into the food to help mommies achieve a speedy recovery.
We at Tian Wei Signature recognise that eating only one type of food may not be appealing for mommies. It is often said that variety is the spice of life. Well, we are pretty sure that it applies to your confinement period too! And to all mummies out there, listen up! If you get bored with only one type of food during confinement period, you will definitely want to keep reading on.
Having talked to hundreds of mothers over the years, it is evident that many mothers would not want to be served with only traditional foods with strong herbal flavours – especially for one whole month or more, for that matter. But here is how we do things differently at Tian Wei Signature. One scroll through our menu will show you that you will be kept excited throughout the confinement period!
A Modern Twist to Confinement Food
Introducing…fusion confinement food! Spice up your confinement menu with this multicultural menu, that is going to spoil you with too many options. Take your pick from our range of fusion foods ranging from the Mediterranean to Japanese and Taiwanese.
More choices make for a more interesting confinement period, so your taste buds will not be stuck to one particular taste. Our Mediterranean offerings include Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream and Tri-Colour Grain and Coq Au Vin; as well as Kurobuta Pork Loin with Apple Mirin Sauce and Spaghetti, and Goma-Ae Grilled Chicken with Spinach, recipes hailing from Japan.
Our Confinement Food Menu
Of course, there will be traditional confinement ingredients present in some of these foods, but that’s what makes it even more interesting! For mommies who prefer the traditional way, good news, because we have that too! Traditional Chinese dishes such as pork trotters and braised chicken are sure to taste familiar, yet better.
In addition, we will still have the selection of herbal soups that can keep you warm and hydrated as well as help with your healing internally. Among the confinement soup selection we have include the black chicken soup, ginseng nourishing soup, green papaya fish soup, and complimentary Sheng Hua Tang for your first two days!
The Convenience of Confinement Catering for New Mothers
You won’t even have to step out of your home to enjoy our delicious confinement menu! After all, the point of the confinement period is to help mummies rest and recover from pregnancy. Having to go out and get your own meals won’t help with that. That is exactly why we deliver the meals hot and fresh right to your doorstep. Just place your order and wait for your food to be delivered to you. With less physical strain placed on your body, you will be able to focus on recuperating from childbirth and get yourself back into pre-pregnancy shape.
As a modern confinement catering provider in this era, Tian Wei Signature is now challenging the notion that confinement food must only be traditional Chinese food, and we are doing so deliciously. Remember, confinement does not mean that you have to restrict yourself. Discover a whole new perspective for confinement meals with Tian Wei Signature, and who knows, you may even fall in love with this confinement period (your taste buds especially)! Still in doubt? There is always a trial set to test the waters before you dive right in!