Eat­ing out gets health­ier with more cafes and out­lets of­fer­ing meals that taste good and make you feel great

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Hot Plates -

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.

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