Singaporeans are blessed with a vast selection of tasty and convenient food, which may lead to overeating due to high-calorie processed food items or sugary beverages available here.
While many rely on hawker centres and coffee shops for daily meals, healthier choices can still be made. In this week’s article we will look at popular Singaporean dishes which offer nutrition benefits.
Popular Singaporean Dishes That Are Healthy
Singapore provides plenty of healthy dining options, from smoothie bowls and vegan restaurants to organic cuisine, gluten-free dishes and dairy-free fare. As an amalgam of cultures from Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore boasts an array of tantalizing cuisine for every palate imaginable – vegetarian cuisine to organic options or gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives can all be found within its borders.
Singaporean cuisine includes popular fish cakes such as Otak-Otak (white fish fillet mixed with tapioca starch and banana leaves wrapped around), which can be served both as snacks or main meals with steamed rice. Otak-otak contains low calories while providing ample amounts of protein that help with weight loss and muscle building.
Roasted duck is another nutritious option that’s low in fat, as well as being high in iron, an essential mineral for both men and women. Furthermore, this dish serves as an excellent source of protein which helps build muscles while improving concentration levels.
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Hakka family members typically serve this dish, which boasts high dietary fibre content and low fat levels, to improve energy and vitality levels in their bodies and increase overall vitality. It has quickly become a beloved mainstay in many homes across Hakka families.
Lei cha is prepared by carefully pulverising various herbs such as mugwort, basil and tea leaves using a mortar and pestle before mixing them with boiling water to form an herbaceous green soup that’s then poured over rice with sayur manis (dried beans), green beans (fresh), cabbage and preserved radish for extra crunch and preservation. Peanuts or dried anchovies are optional additions; some hawker centres now provide healthier versions that exclude these meaty elements altogether.
Sunny Choice, serving lei cha since 2007, offers an exciting twist to traditional lei cha. Their chef uses their secret recipe of 10 ingredients combined into an exceptional green soup with rich flavors and textures for their special green soup creation.
Seafood refers to any food harvested from the sea, from bony fish such as salmon and trout to more primitive sharks, skates, rays, sawfish, and sturgeon. Crustaceaans (shrimp, lobsters, crabs, crayfish, and shrimp); crustaceans (shrimp, lobsters, crabs crabs crayfish and shrimp); mollusks such as clams oysters mussels cockles whelks and periwinkles); two echinoderms-sea urchins and sea cucumbers-are all part of this food chain; finally it also encompasses edible microalgaeaea marine plants!
Sea foods offer an abundant source of high-quality protein, comparable to that found in meat and chicken. Furthermore, they contain vital minerals like selenium and zinc for optimal health.
Singaporeans love seafood, with many delicious dishes available across the island from sambal stingray to chilli crab, to satay bee hoon and tauhu goreng. Another popular zi char dish is fish head bee hoon soup; here sliced snakehead, promfet red snapper or batang is submerged into a creamy milky broth with greens and clear noodles for dipping!
Keto diets offer an effective solution for weight loss. Focusing on low-carbs and higher fat, their recipes feature delicious yet healthy ingredients that are simple to prepare. Plus, each recipe provides nutritional information so it’s easier than ever before to track macronutrients!
Eating healthily is more affordable than dining out and can help prevent chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating balanced meals may even lower stress levels.
Substituting meat with plant-based alternatives has never been simpler! Restaurants across Singapore now offer vegetarian, vegan and even keto-friendly meals; many even provide delivery services! Plus many grocery stores now stock plant-based products – an incredible blessing for anyone seeking a healthier life without compromising taste and flavour!