Finding it hard to stick to your New Year’s resolution of healthy eating? We get it – it can be quite the challenge! Here we’ve gathered a few of our favourite stores, cooking classes and delivery services that’ll help make your meals healthier and tastier.
Not a kitchen whiz? There are plenty of cooking classes across the island, and one of the very best is Expat Kitchen. Started 11 years ago by Australian expat Annette Lang, the popular cooking school is as busy as ever, now also running diverse courses for kids and adults.
Coming up on 9 and 23 February from 10am to 1pm are the High Protein Salads 1 and 2 classes, where you’ll try your hands at making refreshing dishes like a traditional Thai beef salad, a buffalo mozzarella Caprese salad, and an Asian duck with spiced pumpkin salad. If you’re a fan of quinoa, don’t miss the Cooking with Quinoa class (7 March, 10am to 1pm), where you’ll learn how to make nutrient-rich recipes like Asian-baked tofu quinoa bowls, bibimbap Korean quinoa and pastries baked with the super grain. On the menu for the Vegetarian class (14 March, 10am to 1pm) are mouthwatering picks like Mexican tortilla soup, Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms and a spinach, chickpea and feta tart.
It’s a misnomer that healthy food is bland food, and this will become quickly apparent when you have a go at cooking Indian cuisine. Namita Moolani Mehra is the founder of Indian Spicebox, and she holds classes two to three times a month at the new Providore Cooking Studio in OUE Downtown Gallery (#B1-07).
Want to recreate the dishes at home? Get the ultra-useful Spicebox kit ($105), which features a fun cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes, as well as nine types of organic spices, sourced from small farms in India.
This online store offers healthy and delicious meals delivered to your doorstep – perfect for weekday lunches or corporate meetings! Tuck into a selection of hearty salads packed with fresh, premium ingredients like Australian organic grass-fed beef and Alaskan wild-caught salmon. Our favourite pick? The Pesto Lacto Chicken Salad (from $15), a sumptuous medley of organic greens, pumpkin, quinoa, mushrooms, chicken and spicy lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Nourish uses meat that’s raised without antibiotics and synthetic-growth hormones, as well as greens that are washed with baking soda or alkaline water to eliminate as much pesticides as possible. Also on offer are cold pressed juices, almond milk and chia seed pudding.
For fresh, sustainable seafood and meat, check out The Fishwives, which sources and imports directly from farmers in Australia and New Zealand. The best-seller here is fresh New Zealand king salmon, but you’ll also find a wide range of gourmet products including cheeses, artisanal snacks and Baker & Cook loaves, too. Order over $180 to enjoy free delivery!
From fresh seafood to avos and acai tubs, Little Farms sources most of its goods from Australia, which are then air-freighted into Singapore multiple times a week for maximum freshness. Enjoy free delivery if you spend more than $85 in a receipt, but be prepared for a two-day wait as goods are flown in direct from Australia.
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