After all that Lunar New Year feasting, it’s time to bring some balance back to your diet with our healthy eating tips.
1 EAT A BALANCED LUNCH
Choose a well-balanced lunch with a good mix of protein, carbs and healthy fats with plenty of veggies. If you’re pressed for time, a food delivery service can deliver wholesome and delicious meals straight to your office. Try Grain’s Thai Roasted Chicken with Sautéed Greens or their Tofu-Powered Tabbouleh to beat the mid-afternoon slump.
2 STAY HYDRATED
Dehydration kills productivity! Drink plenty of water and herbal tea throughout the day to stay hydrated, and try to aim for around eight glasses. Mix things up by adding slices of lemon or cucumber to your water to add flavour. As air conditioning in the office can be drying for your skin and eyes, remember to step outside at lunchtime for some fresh air.
3 EAT AND MEET
If you’re pressed for time, why not schedule lunch meetings or eat with your team? This has been shown to improve team bonding and even increase workplace satisfaction. Grain offers group ordering for team lunch – the team that eats together, stays together!
4 CHOOSE THE WHOLEGRAIN OPTION
Swap refined grains for more nutritious, fibre-rich options such as bulgur wheat, steel cut oats or brown rice. Whole grains are a great source of many nutrients including B vitamins, iron, folate and magnesium. As well as having their own unique flavour, they can help keep you fuller for longer.
5 STASH HEALTHY SNACKS AT YOUR DESK
Keep some healthy snacks on hand to keep hunger at bay between meals. Try some mixed dried fruit or raw nuts such as almonds or walnuts. You could also grab a piece of fresh fruit or high-quality dark chocolate with at least 90 per cent cacao for a nutrient-rich energy boost.
With new and exciting dishes on the menu every week, Grain is an online restaurant with a mission to create delicious food that makes you feel great. Visit www.grain.com.sg.
Craving for some King of Fruits treats? Goodwood Park Hotel’s Durian Fiesta is back with exciting new creations, all featuring premium D24 durian pulp, alongside their classic favourites. It runs from March 30 till July 22, 2018. Visit festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com. Or make a trip down to the Mao Shan Wang Café which serves up all kinds of durian-inspired goodies like Durian Strudel, Durian Fries and Durian Pizza! At 49 Temple Street. Visit www.fourseasonsdurians.com.
Never tried Durian Pizza? Try it out at the Mao Shan Wang Café!
D24 White Chocolate Raspberry Dome is one of the new items in this year’s Durian Fiesta.
The Weekly’s New Finds
Cheese fans rejoice, because Say Chiizu – the irresistibly Instagrammable Hokkaido-style cheese toast that has taken Thailand by storm – is here! At $3.80, from Say Chiizu outlets. Visit www.facebook.com/saychiizu.sg.
These buns are hot! Kazo, a famous snack store from Taiwan, brings their Kazo Danish Polo with fillings like salted egg, Hokkaido cream and Matcha ice-cream to our shores. From $2.50 to $5.50, from Kazo at #01-30 Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road.
Go Cookie Crazy
The melt-in-your-mouth cookies by YOKU MOKU are absolutely love at first bite! Try them out and other buttery delights from the famous Japanese confectionery store at #03-K1 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn.
COMPILED BY: SEAN TAN