Postpartum Recipe – Tumeric Ginger Chicken Saute

  • Posted on February 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

For a healthy postpartum diet, those who ascribe to Traditional Chinese Medicine believe in the healing properties of such ingredients as ginger, tumeric, Chinese herbs, and sesame oil, among others. The idea of using these ingredients is to accelerate the recovery of the uterus, help replenish blood from the loss at delivery, promote blood circulation, promoting lactation and regulating the bodies’ bowel functions and expelling gas. It is important to drink lots of water and tea and to eat a diet full of fiber and fresh fruits and vegetables. Be aware of how some vegetables may affect your milk and your babies’ tummy. Though, I ate onions, broccoli and all those taboo nursing veges with nary an issue. Every woman is different, so listen to your body and your baby!

Here is a recipe for Tumeric Ginger Chicken Saute. Tumeric is often used as an anti-inflammatory and ginger is wonderful to regulate digestion. This recipe would easily be adapted for vegetarians.

 

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  cup  chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4  cup  chopped green bell pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2  cup  thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2  teaspoons  grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2  pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into (1-inch) pieces
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  • 2  teaspoons  ground turmeric
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2  (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; stir in cabbage, ginger, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken and next 4 ingredients (through paprika); cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in spinach, and reduce heat to low. Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

Enjoy! If you have a GREAT postpartum recipe, please share!

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