It’s been almost six months since we promised to hit the gym, lose a few kilos, or lead a healthier lifestyle. We round up a list of healthy restaurants that don’t compromise on flavour — equally useful whether you’ve kind of slacked off in that regard, or just need an idea for where to take the not-yet-converted to eat.
1. Original Sin
This Lorong Mambong staple — it’s more than 20 years old — consistently serves up delish Mediterranean dishes with an Italian vibe. The best part? It’s vegetarian, and some recipes can even be vegan or gluten-free. The Moussaka (eggplant-meat casserole) is a classic, but if you are craving something rich (but waistline-friendly), try the Zucca Fettuccine, or zucchini pasta. Don’t forget to check out the lunch deals, which make a trip here hard to resist.
#SupportLocal by dining in this latest offering from the Hilton, where the half the menu features local and sustainably sourced ingredients. Eat salads, soups and mains packed with superfoods like kale and pomegranate. We like the Avocado Composition, which shines the spotlight on a hearty avocado dressing over tangy grapefruit, heirloom tomatoes and couscous. On cheat days, we’d opt for the Super Food Grilled Haloumi, reassured that even then, it’s not that bad for our calorie intake.
3. The Living Cafe
Want to eat clean and in a gorgeous setting? Look no further. Boasting raw, dairy-free, nut-rich foods, The Living Cafe shows us how to eat healthily without compromising on taste. The menu is comprehensive, running the gamut from appetisers to desserts. The TLC ‘Cheese’ Burger is a work of art, getting the taste and texture of a hearty beef burger without using meat or cheese. Other recommended dishes: the Guacamole Flax Seed Chips, Honey Glazed Chicken Whole Wheat Wraps, and the dozens of healthy desserts on offer.
Find it at 779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758.
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Plentyfull not only gives you another gorgeous setting to embrace your new healthy lifestyle but nudges you to commit to it with a range of tasty dishes. Whether you’re craving something like Lemongrass and Assam Grilled Chicken or Granola at 5pm, this place has you covered. Portions might be on the smaller side, but prices aren’t out of the ordinary for this side of town.
Say ‘vegetarian’, and Westernised salads and cold cuts come to mind. But there are days when we just want warm and hearty food, the kind that reminds us of our grandmother hovering over stoves, making our favourite dishes. Lingzhi does just that: the meat might be fake but the tastiness is real. The best part is that the recently revamped restaurant doesn’t rely on additives or gluten to give us texture; the chefs now emphasise organic, fresh ingredients to pack in that flavour. If you don’t believe us, try the Peking Duck or Lasagna and see for yourself!
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This hip, halal and health-conscious joint in Little India offers rice bowls with a South Asian spin. Having an Instaworthy cafe with its semi-industrial vibe doesn’t hurt either. There are fewer worries about losing the war on diabetes here — the ‘rice’ is either wholegrain brown rice or cauliflower florets, and the accompaniments flavourful, whether its fresh salmon, lean beef or tender lamb. For those with smaller appetites, sandwiches are on offer, as is an array of freshly squeezed juices.