5 healthy food swaps that will make you love eating clean

Getting rid of the junk in our diets have never been easier, or tastier. 

Why does sinful food taste so good and yet so bad for us?
Why does sinful food taste so good and yet so bad for us?
20 May 2015

Why does sinful food taste so good and yet so bad for us?

While we enjoy salads, there are times when we really wish we didn’t have to give up what we love to treat ourselves to. So, we found the best way to indulge without compromising on health. Staying healthy has never been so easy. 

You Love: Creamy curries
You Love: Creamy curries
20 May 2015

You Love: Creamy curries

Try: Curries thickened with yoghurt or ground almond powder

Besides being high in saturated fat, coconut milk is also known to cause digestive problems for those with weaker stomachs. If you want the same richness in your curry without all the bad stuff, swop out coconut milk with greek yoghurt or ground almond powder (for those who don’t like the tangy taste that comes with yoghurt). Make your own almond powder at home by simply grinding up almonds until they have a fine flour-like texture.

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You Love: Chocolate bars
You Love: Chocolate bars
20 May 2015

You Love: Chocolate bars

Try: Dark chocolate

Rejoice, chocolate is good for you! It’s really all about picking out the right kind. Instead of that milk or white chocolate bar, grab one with 70 to 80% cocoa — these are chockfull of minerals and antioxidants that are great for your body. Dark chocolate too bitter for you? Melt it down in the microwave and use it as a dip for sweet fruits like strawberries and bananas to balance it out. Homemade fondue, yum.

You Love: Ice Cream
You Love: Ice Cream
20 May 2015

You Love: Ice Cream

Try: Homemade froyo

High in fat, sugar and little else, it pains us to say that ice cream is definitely not the best thing for the body. For an icy sweet treat that tastes good and is beneficial for the body, try out this simple recipe for frozen yoghurt. All you need is a bunch of frozen berries, Greek yoghurt and a dash of honey to make a great snack for chilling out on a hot day.

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You Love: Fizzy Drinks
You Love: Fizzy Drinks
20 May 2015

You Love: Fizzy Drinks

Try: Fresh juice + soda water

While fizzy drinks are a godsend on hot days, they’re hell for our bodies, containing crazy amounts of sugar (a can of coke has 30 teaspoons of sugar!) and chemicals. Whip up your own carbonated thirst quencher by mixing freshly-squeeze juice and unsweetened soda water. We think any citrus juice would be great for this!

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You Love: Prata
You Love: Prata
20 May 2015

You Love: Prata

Try: Pita bread

If you have curry at home and want something to go with all that tastiness, reach for pita bread instead of prata. It has the same round shape but contains a lot less fat and more fibre. We promise it will soak up your curry just as well too. If you’re not sure where to get fresh pita bread, check out Pita Bakery located at Bali Lane.

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