Beware of gaining too much/not gaining enough weight!
Gaining too much weight during a pregnancy will make you susceptible to pregnancy induced hypertension. However, recent trends have been seeing mothers-to-be that are too slim. It is said that not gaining enough weight will result in not only a smaller infant but also makes you susceptible to lifestyle related diseases. In any case, weight control during gestation is very important.
How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
The weight a pregnant woman gains until birth mostly consists of the weight of the infant (fetus), placenta, amniotic fluid and blood. A newborn's average weight is approximately 3 kilograms. It is said that a mother-to-be's body stores up necessary nutrients for birth and breastfeeding during pregnancy as well. In recent time, weight gain calculated according to each individual's pre-pregnancy weight seems to be the most ideal.
Ingredients (serve 2)
- 2 chicken cobs (120g)
- 1/2 onion
- 80g broccoli
- 80g carrot
- 150ml western style soup (consomme soup)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 350ml milk
- 10g butter
- 1 tbsp oil (salad oil, olive oil, etc.)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- A pinch of pepper
How to cook
1. Cut chicken meat into bite-sized pieces, cut onion into wedges, halve a bunch of broccoli, and cut carrots into chunks.
2. Add onion, carrot and chicken pieces to a pan with oil and sauté until the colour changes, then add Western-style soup and broccoli and cook until cooked through.
3. Add the flour mixed with a little milk and cook until thickened. Add butter and melt, then stir in salt and pepper.
Make a white sauce with milk mixed with cake flour without using roux.