Healthy eating is an active choice to improve one’s lifestyle. It is not about total dietary restriction and remaining thin. Rather, it is about having more energy and feeling better about YOU!
If you find it difficult at first, fear not because you are not alone. Taking this healthier road one step at a time will surely go a long way. Once you embraced healthier eating, you cannot only be fitter but also richer. As you cut back the unnecessary, you can save more money for important things such as your child’s allowance. On that note, here are 10 Tips To Eat Healthier And Save More Money…
CONSUME LESS SUGAR AND STARCH
1. Reduce sugar in fruit juices by diluting it with water. Even if it does not contain added sugar such as the pure fruit juices, it is still good to practice this.
2. A bottle of Strawberry Jam at FairPrice retails for about S$3-9.80. You can save that and reduce guar consumption by using minimum amounts of jam or any spread. Apply it thinly and evenly.
GO FOR REDUCED FATS
3. Did you know that Marigold’s Non Fat Yoghurt is available for S$1.85 while Meiji’s Low Fat Yoghurt is only S$1/pc at FairPrice. Also, milk containing less fat are either the same price or even cheaper than the other types. The point is, you can choose reduced-fat varieties of milk and yoghurt without sacrificing the price.
4. If you are preparing meat, remove the visible fat and the skin off the chicken before you cook.
CONSUME LESS SODIUM
5. You can either reduce or not use salt at all when you are cooking. But, if you want to add more flavors, use iodized salt instead.
6. Want to save more on salt? Gradually reduce the salt you add in your cooking and buy food with lower sodium levels.
INCREASE FIBER INTAKE
7. Eat about 3-4 servings of fruits daily. Banana, orange, and guava are just some of the fruits rich in fiber.
8. It is a known fact that leafy greens are more affordable than lean meat. To eat healthier, eat smaller servings of meat with larger servings of vegetables.
9. Cook more homemade meals instead of buying take-away. For example, cook fish by steaming, grilling, or pan-frying it. Shy away from deep fried food.
10. Lastly, it is no surprise that beer or any alcoholic drinks should be cut down. The recommended consumption should be no more than 3 drinks for men and no more than 2 drinks for women. Reducing your alcohol consumption will not only control your weight but it will also save you more money and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Foodies and gastronomes, it’s time to gather for Singapore’s largest gourmet festival.
Savour 2015 is back and this time it will be held at the F1 Pit Building on 26 – 29 March 2015.
If you don’t know what Savour is, you would have missed out 3 years of gastronomical extravaganza held yearly since 2012!
Don’t fret, because you ain’t going to miss the upcoming one after knowing what’s lined up for you.
Meet the Celebrity Chefs
With award winning celebrity chefs from around the World, it’s a great opportunity to get up close and meet these culinary icons in person.
Meet Alvin Leung, ‘The Demon Chef‘, who holds a three Michelin stars at his restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and also the creator of ‘X-Treme Chinese’ cuisines.
Next on the line-up is award winning chef Luke Burgess from Australia, who has had a stint in one of the best restaurant in the world, Noma and has since founded Garagistes as one of the best restaurant in Hobart, Australia.
Chef Henrik from Kiin Kiin is back and it is the only Thai restaurant in the world with a Michelin Star.
Don’t miss out Singapore-based Celebrity Chef Andre Chiang, who opened up Restaurant Andre near Cantonment Road. Restaurant Andre has many accolades under its belt – being ranked #5 in the top 50 restaurants in Asia in 2014 and the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore. Chef Andre’s uses his octaphilosophy to serve up his intepretation of artisanal culinary creations.
26th March 2015, Thursday, Dinner at $65 + $4 fees
27th March 2015, Friday, Dinner at $65 + $4 fees
28th March 2015, Saturday, Lunch at $60 + $4 fees
28th March 2015, Saturday, Dinner at $65 + $4 fees
29th March 2015, Saturday, Lunch at $60 + $4 fees
29th March 2015, Saturday, Dinner at $65 + $4 fees
Each ticket comes with 30 SAVOUR Dollars for you to spend on yummy food.
It may seems a little pricey for a meal, but this could be your only chance to tuck into these savoury food by gourmet and Michelin starred restaurants – not just one but a wide range of well established names eager to satiate you and your taste buds in this 4 days event.
A visit to Savour 2015 is definitely well worth your time and money spent. Make your calories count.
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