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)
- 180g Beef cut-off meat
- 85g Japanese mustard spinach
- ¼ onion
- 1½ tbs potato starch
- 1 tbs of salad oil
- 1 tbs cooking sake
- 1 tsp grated garlic
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of pepper
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
How to cook
1. Slice the onion and chop Japanese mustard spinach about 3 cm in length. Soak the beef with the ingredient <A>, add the potato starch and sprinkle it on the whole.
2. Spread the beef in a frying pan heated with salad oil and fry. When the color changes, add onions and fry until the onions are tender. Add Japanese mustard spinach, mix thoroughly, add ingredient <B>, and fry until thickened.
A rich stir-fry that can be easily made by combining iron-rich lean beef and Japanese mustard spinach.
Beef is seasoned with sake and then sprinkled with potato starch to make it tender.