Pregnancy is often a time known for craving rich, creamy dishes that are full of unhealthy fats and have low nutritional value. This healthy pregnancy recipe thanks to Janet Cook is loaded with flavour the whole family will enjoy but is also good for you and your baby!
The couscous will satisfy carb cravings while the chicken provides essential protein for building cells and keeping your blood sugar stable. Every ingredient adds to the flavour and provides the additional benefits of antioxidants, healthy fats and iron.
- 2 tsp rice bran oil
- 400g lean chicken, roughly diced
- 1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 salt reduced chicken stock cubes
- 3 spring onions, sliced
- 2 cups firmly packed baby spinach leaves
- 2 tbsp. coconut cream
- 2 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup whole wheat couscous
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- Heat oil in fry pan and brown chicken.
- Add spring onions and sauté for one minute.
- Add mustard, water and crushed stock cubes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add spinach and coconut cream and simmer a further 5 minutes.
- Stir through chives and set aside.
- Mix couscous and boiling water. Sit until water is absorbed and couscous is light and fluffy.
- Serve chicken mixture on top of couscous.
Serves 2, 370 cal / 1,560kj per serve, 64g Protein, 9.6g Fat, 6g Carbs
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