Are you becoming more health-conscious and thinking twice about your eating habits? Do you wonder how your love of fast food desire to stay healthy can work together? If so, we have some answers.
Can fast food be healthy?
When someone says fast food, we immediately think of burgers, pizzas, chicken wings and maybe fish and chips. Tasty but loaded with salt and fat and deficient in essential nutrients. Believe it or not, these fast food favourites can be made healthier. Or, broaden your dining horizons and try other quick options that fit into your busy life whether you’re cooking for yourself or ordering dinner with foodpanda. Ramen bowls, sushi platters, salmon steaks with salad, chicken and avocado in banana flour wraps are all healthy alternatives that are easy to make or easy to find as fresh on the go options in Singapore.
How to make your fast food healthy
You’re committed to your burger, but can it be made a fresh on the go option? Easily! Ensure it’s made with good quality, low-fat beef or swap out the beef for minced chicken and your cholesterol levels will thank you. If your burger isn’t a burger without cheese, then change the slice of cheddar for some fat-free mozzarella. Probably, pizzas have always been the healthiest option for fast food on the go but make them even healthier by taking off the salami and pepperoni and loading them up with even more vegetables and tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple. There is something very comforting about British-style battered fish and chips, but even these can be made healthier by using banana flour to make the batter or leave the batter off altogether and enjoy the subtle flavour of good-quality white fish.
Healthy sides for your fast food
Burgers or battered fish are traditionally eaten with chips. Earn health points by cutting down on portion sizes or making them with sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious, but sweet potatoes pack more nutrients into each mouthful than almost any other vegetable. A salad is a perfect side for any fast food meal. The more dark green and red ingredients it contains the healthier it is. So get creative and make salads with baby spinach, rocket, watercress, beetroot, red peppers, tomatoes, etc…
Healthy and fresh on the go food in Singapore
When life is busy and you don’t have time to cook a low-fat burger or chop vegetables and salad ingredients, let someone else do the work and still eat healthily. There are plenty of restaurants in Singapore that will deliver fresh on the go food to your doorstep. Salad Stop! (Novena), The Soup Spoon (Novena Square) and QQ Rice (HDB Hub) are just three of our top picks.