The Top 3 Nutrient-Rich Postpartum Meals Ideas For New Moms

The Top 3 Nutrient-Rich Postpartum Meals Ideas For New Moms

Looking for nourishing and delicious meals to support your postpartum recovery? Here are some of our nutrient-rich confinement meal ideas to help you regain your strength, replenish lost nutrients, and promote healing.

As new mothers, it’s important to focus on your health and wellness during the confinement period, which typically spans 30 to 40 days postpartum, where your own health and recovery are of utmost importance.

From pig trotters to the most popular organ dishes like pork liver and sesame oil chicken, this blog features complete recipes highlighting the benefits of these key ingredients, using our fresh and high-quality groceries!

1.  Pork Vinegar Trotters

One of the most popular confinement dishes is Pork Vinegar Trotters, renowned for its nutritional benefits. The collagen from the fatty and gelatinous trotters helps replenish lost calcium and collagen during pregnancy.

Cooking & Prep Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Serves: 6 portions


  • 1 Pig's Trotter (Cleaned & Ready to Cook)
  • 3 Tbsp Coarse Salt to wash the pig's trotters
  • 2 Litres Water to blanch the pig's trotter
  • 1 Bottle Black Sweet Vinegar (750ml)
  • 1 Bottle Water / 2 Bottles (more diluted option)
  • A Pinch Salt (Optional)
  • 1 Kg Old Ginger
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 5 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 6 Hard-Boiled Eggs Room temperature

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a wok, add in 2 litres of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add in the pig's trotters to the wok and blanch for about 10 mins to further get rid of the porky smell. Discard the water.
  • Use a pair of tweezers, remove any stray hairs on the trotters and scrape off any blood clot in the bones with a pointer knife. Rinse the pig's trotter thoroughly, then pat dry.
  • In a clean wok, add in 3-4 Tbsp of sesame oil and turn heat to medium. Add in the ginger chunks and fry until they are very dry ( but not burnt ) stirring constantly.
  • Add in the pig trotters and fry for a few minutes. Then transfer the ginger and pig's trotter into a large clay, ceramic or glass pot.
  • Pour in the whole 750ml bottle of Sweet Black Vinegar and 1-2 bottles of water (using the same bottle to measure the water) according to your preference.
  • Add in the brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, turn the fire to medium low and simmer for about 1 to 1 1/2 hour until the pig's trotters are soft but not too jelly like.
  • Peel and add the hardboiled eggs into the black vinegar during the last 15 minutes of the cooking time.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pig's trotter and ginger sit in the pot for at least 4 hours (preferably 2-3 days) before consumption. This is to allow the pig's trotter and ginger to fully absorb the flavour of the vinegar. Best served with a bowl of rice.

2. Stir-fry Pork Liver w Ginger

Iron-rich foods like pork liver are essential for preventing iron deficiency anemia, which is a common concern among breastfeeding mothers.

Paired with ginger, a popular ingredient known for its digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, this dish not only supports postpartum recovery but also enhances overall well-being. 

Cooking & Prep Time: 2 Hours

Serves: 1-2 portions


Cooking Instructions: 

  • Slice the pork liver.
  • Stir fry ginger with sesame oil until it becomes light brown or aromatic.
  • Add in Pork Liver to stir-fry until it is partially cooked.
  • Add spring onion and stir-fry until pork liver is fully cooked.

3. Ginger & Sesame Oil Chicken

Packed with essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin E, sesame oil chicken helps to promote blood circulation, stronger bones and joints!

Cooking & Prep Time: 1-2 Hours ( until the chicken is tender according to your preferences)

Serves: 4-6 portions


Cooking Instructions:

  • Heat the sesame oil in a pot and add the ginger slices, sautéing until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
  • Pour in water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1-2 hours until the chicken is tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the soup hot and enjoy the nourishing benefits.

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