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Eat & Avoid: How to eat healthy at hawker centres

By ashley of Reworld Media Asia | Slide 1 of 10: #1 DO: Prawn noodle soup (574g)

#1 DO: Prawn noodle soup (574g)

From steaming plates of roasted chicken rice to succulent skewers of satay, never let it be said that the Singapore food scene is dull. Renowned for it’s bustling and vibrant culinary landscape, it’s really no surprise for our ultimate foodie status in the region.

Zeroing in on hawker centres in particular, the stellar food and rock-bottom prices make them a godsend to any Singaporean! However, hawker food isn’t exactly the most nutritious food to consume. Infamous for their greasy and salt-laden dishes, hawker centres are a weight watcher’s nightmare.

If you consider yourself calorie-conscious, then it would be in your best interests to avoid hawker centres as much as possible. Alas, who could possibly live without our traditionally Singaporean food fare? As such, we’ve compiled a detailed guide on the do’s and don’ts of hawker food so that you won’t have to completely kick them to the curb.

Allow us to help you navigate the hawker paradise scene without breaking your diet by ditching and/or switching certain foods. Head up to the gallery above to find out more.

294 calories, 19g protein, 2g fat, 49g carbohydrates and 2422mg sodium.

With it's low cholesterol, fat and saturated fat levels, prawn noodle soup is an ideal lunch meal that doesn't pile on the pounds. However, it's reasonably high sodium level is a cause of concern. As such, it would be wise to ditch the soup and add more vegetables like bean sprouts.

Ashley Anand

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