Healthy Recipes for Two (Baby and You!)

Eating the right food and using the right ingredients are keys to reaching the daily nutritional requirements that you and the baby in your tummy need.

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Everything you eat and drink goes to your baby, too, so amp up delicious meals even more by using a nutrient-packed ingredient: Anmum Materna. It contains calcium, GA, and DHA that boost baby’s brain and body development, and also zinc, vitamin B12, and folate that help you have a well-nourished pregnancy.

 

Here are some ideas that will inspire you to use Anmum Materna more in your cooking. Happy eating, Mommy!

 

 

BREAKFAST: KAILAN (CHINESE BROCCOLI) AND CHICKEN OMELETTE

This yummy dish is perfect for jump-starting your day! It's a great way to use up leftovers like roast chicken, too. 

 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon cooking oil

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 bunches of kailan, chopped (You may also use malunggay.)

1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1/4 cup water

37.5 grams (2½ tablespoons) Anmum Materna

2 eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon cottage cheese

 

PROCEDURE:

1.  Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

2.  Saute garlic until fragrant. Add kailan and cooked chicken.

3. Dissolve Anmun in water. Mix in eggs, salt and pepper. Pour into the pan. Add the cottage cheese. Let cook for a few minutes. 

4. Then, flip the omelette or scramble it with a turner or spatula to let it cook completely. 

 

Yummy tip: You can easily tweak the recipe by using other greens, such as malunggay, spinach, talbos ng kamote, pechay, and mustasa, and tuna or other fish flakes instead of chicken.

 

 

LUNCH: SQUASH SOUP

Squash is packed with fiber, folate, potassium, and magnesium—all beneficial for your little one. A bowl of this soup can be so comforting on chilly nights. It can also be a great midnight snack.

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes 4 servings

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 kilo squash, cleaned and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup water

37.5 grams (2½ tablespoons) Anmum Materna

Dash of nutmeg (optional)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Toasted bread, crispy bacon bits, cream for garnish (optional)

 

PROCEDURE:

1.   Heat cooking oil in a pot placed over medium heat. Add squash, and sear all sides. 

2.  Add 2 cups chicken stock. Cover pot and lower the heat. Let squash cook for 30 minutes or until it can easily be pierced by a fork.

3.  Use a fork to mash the squash, or use a blender to get your desired texture.

4.  Dissolve Anmum Materna in 1 cup water, and then add to the pot. Sprinkle nutmeg and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add more water if needed. Let simmer for 2 minutes more. 

5.  Serve with bread, crispy bacon bits, and some cream if preferred.

  

 

DINNER: MALUNGGAY AND TUNA PASTA

Get creative with good ol’ mac and cheese, and add ingredients beneficial for you and your baby in utero. 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes 3 to 4 servings

 

INGREDIENTS:

200 grams elbow macaroni (or whole-wheat pasta of your choice)

1 tablespoon butter

1 small onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (180-gram) can tuna chunks in brine, drained

1 cup malunggay leaves

37.5 grams (2½ tablespoons) Anmum Materna

½ cup water

¼ cup all-purpose cream

¼ cup cheddar cheese, divided

 

PROCEDURE:

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside ¼ cup pasta water. Drain pasta. Set aside.

2.  Melt butter in a skillet placed over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add tuna and malunggay. Mix to combine.

3.  Dissolve Anmum Materna in water. Add to the tuna and malunggay mixture. Let simmer, and then add the cheese and pasta. Stir to combine. 

 

To get the vitamins and minerals essential to your baby's growth and development inside your womb, the right thing to do is to eat right. Check out these healthy mom-to-be meal plans for more recipes.

 

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