HASSLE-FREE AND HEALTHY
Eating out gets healthier with more cafes and outlets offering meals that taste good and make you feel great
In a city filled with a variety of food for every imaginable craving, the idea of tucking into a salad could be a task and a half. More often, tastier meals tend to be served up with ingredients and seasonings that could see cholesterol levels jump up a notch. And with tight lunch hours, hectic lifestyles and worn-out evenings, watching what we eat is seldom a priority.
Fortunately, this is beginning to change (and just in time to make it for the year-end/ New Year resolutions list!) About town, healthy bowls are starting to make their mark in the dining scene, offering fast food that range from wholesome and hearty to refreshing, inspired and more importantly, healthy. Taking the work out of making the healthier dining choice, these inspired entrepreneurs are going out of their way to change perceptions that healthy food is bland and boring, by bring diners fresh, quality ingredients that don't lack in flavour or break the bank.
More than just a fad, outlets here are not only looking skew the idea that salads are made up of the typical bowl of vegetables, but also to inspire the movement of eating right. Good food doesn't necessarily need to be dipped in salt and flavouring in order to be tasty, says one such restauranteur, and providing healthy options extends the simple calorie-counting endeavour, says another.
Although it might seem a little pricier to tuck into a bowl of meats and grains – another hurdle that most outlets here face as they look to offer only the freshest, premium meals – the growing interest in leading healthy lifestyles and watching what we eat bodes well for the healthy eating trend here.
Plus, with dishes and ingredients that rank low on the guilt-meter, while simply tasting good, healthy bowls are surely a refreshing addition to the Singapore dining scene.