Hello foodies! 👋
Wondering how to enjoy our beloved local fare without compromising your health goals?
Look no further! Grab a plate and let's explore this tasty and healthful adventure together.
The Flavours of Health 🍜
Who can resist the tantalising flavours of Chicken Rice, Laksa, or Chilli Crab? But did you know that amidst our gastronomic delights, some dishes are surprisingly healthful and low-calorie?
1. Yong Tau Foo
This versatile Hakka Chinese dish allows you to pick your own ingredients. Opt for a colorful mix of veggies, tofu, and lean meats to build a nutrient-dense, low-calorie meal. A typical serving without frying or additional sauces stands at about 150-200 calories, according to MyFitnessPal.
2. Thunder Tea Rice (Lei Cha)
This traditional Hakka dish is an explosion of nutrients. With brown rice, assorted veggies, and the signature green tea soup, it's a heart-healthy delight packed with fibre and antioxidants. A standard bowl sits at around 350 calories, according to MyFitnessPal.
3. Fish Soup
A comforting bowl of fish soup is low in calories and high in lean protein. Choose brown rice or bee hoon for a balanced, satisfying meal. A typical fish soup with rice clocks in at approximately 350-400 calories, according to MyFitnessPal.
These fresh spring rolls are a festival of jicama, carrots, lettuce, and bean sprouts, wrapped in a thin wheat crepe. A single roll provides a nutritious snack or light meal for about 188 calories, according to MyFitnessPal.
Spicing Up Your Food Choices 🌶️
Eating healthily doesn't mean giving up on your favourite local delights. It's about making mindful, informed choices:
Balance is Key: Aim for a balanced plate with protein, complex carbs, and veggies. Picture half your plate filled with veggies, a quarter with protein, and a quarter with whole grains.
Portion Control: Savour your Char Kway Teow, Satay or Prata, but be mindful of portion sizes. Moderation allows you to enjoy your food without overindulgence.
Choose Wisely: Opt for dishes with less gravy to cut down on hidden fats and sodium. For instance, choose dry Mee Siam Goreng over the gravy-soaked version.
Hydrate Smart: Thirst-quenching beverages like Bandung can add extra calories. Opt for plain water, unsweetened tea, or fresh coconut water instead.
Embrace the Healthful Hawker Life 🥗
Who can resist our hawker centres, right? They're the pulsating heart of Singapore's culinary scene, serving up all the colors, tastes, and smells we adore!
Stepping onto a mindful food journey isn't about slapping on a whole bunch of restrictions. It's all about making conscious choices that show your body some love.
So, dive into the rich diversity of our local grub, strike that perfect balance, and savor every delectable bite of our luscious local dishes! Let each flavor play a delightful symphony on your tastebuds!
Remember, it's about eating better, not less! 🍽️❤️
xx, Team SingMedical
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. We firmly believe in personalized nutrition, so always consult with a healthcare professional for dietary advice tailored to your needs, and for diagnosis and treatment of any health condition.