5 Affordable Ways to Eat Healthy in Singapore

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The benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a balanced diet are endless. But in Singapore, where life is notoriously fast-paced and prices are high, it can be easy to fall into the temptation of convenient and cheap yet unhealthy food options. If this is a struggle you’re familiar with, worry not; here are 5 thrifty meal-planning tips to help you enjoy nourishing and affordable meals in Singapore.

Choose affordable superfoods

Large Super Food Selection In White Porcelain Dishes

Healthy eating doesn’t have to involve splurging on expensive organic ingredients. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how abundant Singapore is with economical superfood options that are both nutritious and budget-friendly! 

Common ingredients like tofu, eggs, spinach, and beans are rich in nutrients and packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. These can be easily found at any grocery store or market near you, which makes them an ideal and accessible choice if you’re seeking out affordable nutritious options.

Opt for the wet market

Wet Market

If you really want to get the best bang for your buck, Singapore’s wet markets are a treasure trove for cheap and fresh produce. You’ll be able to find a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood at lower prices compared to supermarkets. Plus, you’ll also be supporting an integral part of Singapore’s heritage and doing your part in preserving this little piece of culture for our future generations.

So set your alarms, wake up bright and early, and head over to your nearest wet market to get your hands on fresh ingredients for budget-friendly healthy eating!

Swap Sugary Drinks for Water

Swapping sugary drinks for water is a simple yet powerful way to improve your diet while also saving money. It’s no secret that Singaporeans adore sweet treats like bubble tea, but these beverages are high in empty calories and detrimental to our health. Moreover, they’re often the price of a full meal! 

By swapping them out for plain water, you not only hydrate your body without adding extra calories but also save money. And if you’re craving extra flavour, infuse your water with slices of lemon, cucumber, or mint. Alternatively, invest in some tea bags to enjoy a rejuvenating sugar-free cup of your favourite tea.

Meal prep

Asian Style Teriyaki Sauce Chicken Meatballs

Meal prepping is the most popular way to eat healthy while on a budget. All you need to do is dedicate a few hours each weekend to preparing large batches of healthy dishes and portion them into individual servings for easy grab-and-go meals throughout the week. Plus, it is usually more cost-effective to purchase ingredients in bulk, which makes shopping for meal-prepping a lot more budget-friendly than for individual meals.

Order a Tingkat delivery service

Mangkuk Tingkat

Too tired to whip up a healthy balanced meal after a long day at work? Give Tingkat delivery services a try! With Tingkat, you can get home-cooked meals delivered straight to your doorstep, eliminating the need for meal prep or food delivery

With options ranging from traditional Singaporean dishes to international cuisines, Tingkat services cater to a variety of tastes and dietary preferences. Not only are these meals affordable, but they also ensure that you’re getting balanced and nutritious meals without the hassle.

Learn more: Why Tingkat Delivery Trumps Takeouts for Health-conscious Consumers

If you’re on the lookout for a Tingkat delivery service that aligns with your healthy living habits, Select Catering is the solution for you! Our balanced meals are both affordable and healthy, made with less oil, less salt, and no added MSG! Contact us to find out more about how we can help you embark on your journey to healthy living.

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