It’s time for the March Recipe of the month. As you know by now, from reading our other recipes, modifying your diet can lessen the symptoms of your incontinence. Certain foods can aggravate your incontinence, such as those that are processed, or contain preservatives, and/or MSG.
Avoiding constipation is key when trying to reduce your incontinence. Constipation equals bladder pressure, and unnecessary pressure on your bladder causes more frequent urination. The following recipes are designed to be incontinence friendly. You won’t need to think twice about what you’re eating, as each recipe contains foods that are high in fiber, rich in nutrients, and ideal for your incontinence. This month’s recipe is poached salmon with a side of snap peas!
For this delicious side, you’ll need:
- 3 cups of snap peas
- Salt and pepper
Start by cleaning the snap peas thoroughly, and removing the end of each pod. This can be done with kitchen scissors, or with a paring knife. Next, steam the snap peas for 2 – 3 minutes. When the peas are finished steaming, drain them, and add butter, salt, and pepper to taste. While you may be inclined to add additional spices and flavors to your food, be mindful that spicy foods can irritate your incontinence and cause frequent urination. For more information about this and other dietary information, visit our article on diet modification and incontinence.
For this part of the recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 4 Salmon Fillets
- 1 Small Onion, Sliced
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 Bay leaf
- 4 Peppercorns
- 4 Sprigs Parsley
- Ground Black Pepper
Begin by combing all of the ingredients into a frying pan with the exception of the salmon. Heat the contents of the pan until they come to a simmer. Next, add the defrosted salmon fillets and allow all contents to return to a simmer. Cover the pan with a lid for about 4 – 6 minutes, or until the salmon appears nontransparent.
When the salmon is finished cooking, remove the pan from heat and let the salmon sit for about 3 minutes. At this point, the salmon is almost ready to be served!
This great garnish can be made with just a few ingredients. They are:
- 1/3 cup of light mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp of Capers
Combine these two for a nice flavoring to add to your salmon dish.
As we approach the month of April, this scrumptious recipe will be sure to delight the palette of you or any guests you may entertain. The best part – it’s completely incontinence-friendly, as are all of our recipes! Be sure to check back every month for recipes and meals that are delicious, nutritious, and accommodating of your incontinence.