Friday, March 30, 2012

Confinement Meal (Breakfast, Drinks & Desserts)


For Chinese, confinement period is believed to be a crucial time where the new mother’s health and vitality must be properly replenished to prevent ailments like premature ageing or rheumatism from setting in.

One must avoid taking "cool element" food which may unnecessarily induce “wind” in the body during confinement period.


If you are curious about what I ate throughout my confinement, SCROLL DOWN to find out more.



BREAKFAST


I only took milk, cereals, mee suah and mee hoon for my breakfast. Strictly NO breads, cakes and biscuits.


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Red bean & oat - Source of fibre and red bean works well to reduce water retention problem.


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Mee suah with chicken, black fungus & pig's kidney soup


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Mee suah with sliced ginger and chicken soup


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Mee suah with sliced ginger, chicken, Chinese wolfberries and angelica soup


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Mee suah with minced pork, sliced ginger and sweet potato leaves soup


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Mee suah with rice wine chicken and black fungus


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Mee hoon with black fungus, chicken and sliced ginger


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Ginger chicken porridge


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Milk and cereals



DRINKS


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Red dates drink with boxthorn fruit and Codonopsis pilosula (党参)


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Black bean drink - helps to reduce water retention problem


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Ginger and dried longan drink - to dispel “wind” from the body.


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American ginseng tea - for vitality and general well-being


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Rice tea - the best thirst quencher that dispel wind from the body. Love this a lot because it tastes similar to sky juice



DESSERT


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Bird nest - Beauty drink that I love most.


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Snow fungus papaya sweet soup


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Snow fungus and egg sweet soup - For radiant & moisturized-complexion



Besides this, I also took a lot of red bean sweet soup. That's my favourite all the time!


I'll try to post my lunch and dinner menu ASAP. See you all soon!



12 comments:

  1. Confinement period can be quite 'relaxing' ya? Get to enjoy all types of food, hehe.
    I'm looking forward to mine, except for the no-wash-hair part =_="

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  2. 你吃到都很有营养哦~~
    那个mee sua 我也爱吃呢!!

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  3. 靓女妈咪,谢谢你的分享,这篇对我很有用,我会给家婆分享的 =)

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  4. Aikss...I have not been blogging much hence did not know you were preggy and also gave birth already. Congratulations!

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  5. Anonymous10:50 PM

    Hi,

    Big congrats to u !
    Thanks so much for the sharing. really love your blog. Do you have any pregnancy menu to share? Take care. Enjoy motherhood :)

    Rachel

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  6. Hi,

    May i know where you bought this Soft cotton mamma confinement shoes?


    Thank you
    Regards,
    Michelle

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  7. 米雪猪: I bought it in China

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  8. why no breads, cakes and biscuits for the breakfast during confinement? i thou it is ok.

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  9. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Hi.. your confinement food looks yummy and lots of variety. Did she cook for hubby too ? And how is she with baby & cleanliness ? Appreciate her contact. My previous was so bad that I let her go a week earlier.
    My email : leanac@yahoo.com Thanks !!!

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  10. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Hi babe! Don't know if still able to contact u through here... Just wanna ask how do u make the redbean oat during ur confinement. TIA

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  11. Hi! Are you able to give me the recipe for red bean & oat? Appreciate much (:

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