We’re talking about nutritious grains, tasty proteins and colourful vegetables on a plate that’s under 500 calories!
The new year’s a perfect way to jumpstart your healthy life. Workout? Tick. Healthy breakfast? Tick. Lunch? Well, isn’t that the tricky part. We always could meal prep, but in all honesty, who has the time? To help you along your fitness journey, we’ve rounded up the best spots in Singapore that serve hearty, healthy and delicious meals under 500 calories. No extreme weight-loss plans here – just wholesome, flavourful dishes that don’t give diets a bad name.
Located in Raffles City, this fast-casual Greek eatery offers freshbowls at wallet-friendly prices. The place is perfect for those looking for meals that are healthy but big on flavours – all bowls are within the 500-calorie range and, to sweeten the deal, the menu also states the macro content of every dish. Meat junkies can get their fill with the flame-grilled steak option as it packs a whopping 19.5g of protein.
Supergreek, outlets in Raffles City and Picnic Food Park.
The Daily Cut
The Daily Cut is one of the most popular places within the #eatclean community here. You can build your own salad bowl with options like sirloin steak, quinoa and tofu – perfect for gym rats and healthy eaters. But before you pile up on the proteins, track your calorie requirement with its online macro calculator.
The Daily Cut, outlets in Marina Bay, Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar.
A firm believer of the Danish wellness philosophy, hygge, this Nordic-inspired cafe is known for its nosh that’s good for the body and soul. We especially love the tasty acai offerings, but save that for dessert and dive right into the speciality bowls first. At 440 calories, the green curry chicken is a delish low-cal option that comes with brown rice, raw cabbage slaw and baked maple carrots. Oh, and all the salads are under 500 calories as well.
Haakon, outlets in 313 @ Somerset, Holland Village, One Raffles Place and KINEX.
Delivering Korean fare in a fast-casual setting, bibimbap is the highlight here. You’ll get to choose from nine different variations such as kimchi tofu and bulgogi beef alongside a medley of veggies, which are all served in tubs instead of the traditional stone bowl. Pro tip: go for the cauliflower rice base for a low-carb meal, and shake it all up to mix everything before you tuck in.
Dosirak, outlets in Suntec City, 313 @ Somerset and Downtown Gallery.
You only live once, so let Yolo plan your meals. It offers meal subscription plans according to your nutritional needs – and at affordable prices, too. Plus, picky eaters can head to the store to try the food before committing. Highlights include cauliflower rice herb chicken and Thai-style tofu, quinoa and lentil salad, which are well under 500 calories. Alternatively, you can build your own bowl to keep things interesting.
Yolo, outlets in Icon Village, Star Vista and Changi Business Park.
With numerous outlets within the CBD, SaladStop! is the go-to healthy joint for folks in the area. You’ll be spoilt for choice here: Over 60 ingredients are offered to make sure you’ve got top nutritional variety in your salad or wrap of choice. Worried about breaking your calorie bank? Fret not, because all of the signature salads (except Ou La Lah) are within 500 calories.
SaladStop!, various locations.