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.
Dietary Fiber Recipe
Ingredients (serve 2)
- 120 g thinly sliced pork loin
- 100 g lotus root
- 100g leek
- 70 g carrot
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 2 balls (280 g) Chinese noodles for yakisoba
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sake
- 1/2 tsp chicken broth (granulated)
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- A pinch of pepper
How to cook
1. Cut pork into 2 cm pieces and sprinkle with sake. Cut lotus root into thin strips, shred leeks, carrots, and garlic into thin strips.
2. Place Chinese noodles on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave (600W) until heated thoroughly.
3. Heat garlic and sesame oil in a frying pan, saute pork, lotus root and carrot. When pork changes color, add leeks, 4 tbsp water, chicken broth, Chinese noodles, and stir-fry over high heat until lightly colored. Stir in soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Let's improve the nutritional value of standard staple food menus such as yakisoba. Lotus root and long onion are rich in dietary fiber, and when fried, they have a good texture and are satisfying to eat. Heating the yakisoba noodles in the microwave shortens the stir-frying time, and you don't have to worry about them getting soggy after steaming them in a frying pan.
Even if you don't put noodles in it and use it as a stir-fried dish.