Pregnant woman have additional nutritional requirements, including needing to almost double their daily protein intake. This creamy curry contains extra protein from the added lentils, which are also cheap, delicious and easy to cook.
You can adjust the level of spices to your taste, from gentle to scorching. Alternatively, make it vegetarian by using chickpeas or paneer in place of the chicken.
Serve with rice, cooked according to packet instructions, a quartered lime for a citrus edge and some cooling chopped coriander. Leftovers will freeze well, as does the other half of the can of coconut milk.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 224g serving|
|Energy ||211 kcal |
|474 kcal |
of which saturates
|11 g |
|25 g |
of which sugars
|12 g |
|27 g |
|Fibre||2 g ||4.5 g |
|Protein||14 g ||32 g |
|Salt||0.1 g ||0.1 g |
Lentils are full of fibre and promote good digestive health, helping to keep cholesterol low and stabilise blood sugar. They are also a great source of plant-based protein.
Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, something that is vital during pregnancy. The breast is also fairly low in calories, cholesterol, sodium and fat.
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