Whether you are pregnant or have just given birth, eating well is important for your health. Apart from eating healthy food, you may also desire delicious food. You can satisfy your cravings by going to the nearest restaurant – but you can also do it from the comforts of your own home. We have compiled recipes for you to try at home – follow them to the dot or modify them to suit your own taste buds. After all, you can’t satisfy your cravings if the recipe is not to your taste!
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This traditional Chinese recipe for lean pork soup with tian ma and gou teng is believed to cure the dizziness some women may experience during pregnancy. TCM specialists say herbs like tian ma and gou teng promote blood circulation, something especially necessary for expectant mummies reaching the end of their second trimester.
If you've just delivered your little one, congratulations! You're bound to have lost a considerable amount of blood during delivery and would likely be feeling all the effects of anaemia coming in, such as dizziness or shortness of breath.
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This recipe is tasty, nutritious and quick to prepare, taking only 20 minutes tops. Eggs and tofu are rich in protein, which is necessary if you want to boost your breastmilk supply, while minced chicken promotes blood circulation. We reckon this should be every mummy's recipe of choice to increase breastmilk.
Recipe adapted from Successful Breastfeeding: A Practical Guide, by Kang Phaik Gaik
1 block of soft tofu
200g minced chicken, defrosted
salt or soya sauce (optional)
Crunchy pistachios nestled within lasagna layers serve as pleasant surprises in unconventional recipes, while accompanying fresh ricotta and natural yogurt provide needed protein. Packed with creamy spinach, Italian-inspired concoctions collaborate with naturally sweet pumpkin and melted Parmesan cheese to create comforting dishes.
Try this delicious pumpkin and spinach lasagna recipe at home, which serves 2 to 3 people and is a good source of antioxidants, carotenes and vitamins.
Ingredients for Pumpkin and spinach lasagna recipe
1 tablespoon olive…
Believed to increase milk supply, fish tail and papaya soup is often suggested to breastfeeding mothers in confinement. The crunchy peanuts in this soup will offer textural surprise, while soft papayas and fish will work together to offer various antioxidants and cell-building protein. Tangerine peels and ginger add zesty tinges to already flavourful broths, and remaining portions can be kept in the slow cooker for multiple servings.
1 kg fish meat
100g raw peanuts
1 half-ripe papaya (cut…
Showcasing simplicity at its best, this recipe utilises a juicy boneless chicken leg for strong protein punches, while traditional soy seasoning provides savoury flavours. Honey balances meaty dishes with naturally beneficial sweetness, before sprinkles of pepper will tease your tongue with dashes of spice. Check out Lily Chua's delicious boneless chicken leg recipe tonight!
Ingredients for Boneless Chicken Leg Recipe
1 pc boneless chicken leg with skin
1 tomato — sliced
2 pcs of garlic — chopped
3 tablespoons of honey
Broccoli is one of the most attractive-looking veggetables in the supermarket — you can't help but be drawn to its bright green colour! Plus it's packed with nutrients such as a high fiber content — which helps with digestion, Vitamin C and K, as well as calcium and beta-carotene. Even better — it's delicious boiled, steamed, or fried! We love pairing broccoli with mushrooms, which also contains beneficial nutrients such as Vitamin D and potassium,…
Rice is one of the staples of the Southeast Asian diet, and it's easy to see why: It's easy to cook and can be eaten on its own, with another dish, or as a side dish! Rice is also a great source of carbohydrates as well as amino acids which promotes healthy muscles and muscle growth, which are especially important while pregnant. Adding vegetables to a rice dish is a great way to get other…
Chicken remains as one of the most common meat eaten in Asia as it can be cooked in so many ways and still be delicious. One way to enjoy chicken is to steam it and let it cook in its own juices. Although simple the taste and smell will remind one of your childhood, as many Asians have grown up with simple fares such as steamed chicken — plus it's healthier than cooking it in…
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Job’s tears (also known as Coix) is a barley-like kernel which aids in eliminating phlegm and reducing swelling in joints and sinews. This warm and easily prepared radish congee may reduce the impact of certain factors which contribute to infertility, while folic acid from the radish helps in preventing anemia in expectant mothers. Try this comforting and nutritious at home!
30g Job’s Tears (Coix)
20g Huai Shan (Chinese Burdock or Dried Chinese Yam)
50g long-grain rice
Rinse all ingredients
Soothe your tired bodies, mums, with scents of steamy goodness from a smooth and rich tomato soup. Topped with a dollop of cream, cheese and oregano, nutritious bright red soups administer various vitamins while fighting off cancer, heart disease, and other unwanted illnesses. Try our simple to make cream of tomato soup recipe and unwind.
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2 cans Campbell's tomato soup
1 can Nestlé cream
1 can water
1 slice Kraft cheese
Uncommon dishes of beef lung offer up culinary challenges and heaps of healthy benefits, like high protein contents that aid in muscle growth and promote overall well-being. Testing the tolerance of Asian taste buds, spicy marinades with turmeric bases coat thinly sliced meat in this beef lungs and chilli recipe, before it's fried up into crispy goodness. You can't go wrong with this for dinner tonight!
Why not try this for dessert?
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Although commonly cooked, baked chicken remains one of the most popular meats during meal times around the world. A fusion of Asian flavours culminates in this aromatic baked chicken dish, with marinaded tender fillets in various sauces for tastes that include salty, sweet, and spicy sensations.
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A simple side dish of vegetables can be added to fulfil daily fibre quotas, as well as lend support to this zesty main meal. Cook up this spicy…