See you at Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG!
Healthy living doesn’t have to be dull. Health Promotion Board (HPB) will show you how to make it fun with Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG!
Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG is set to be an exciting month-long festival, starting with a myriad of activities, events and roadshows in the first 4 weekends in October across various locations island wide, leading up to the anchor event on November 7-8 at the Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang Wave Mall. It will be a fun-filled and educational festival for the whole family with a host of free activities, exhibits and goodies bags, with limited edition notebooks and coasters.
The activities are planned around HPB’s five main health pillars, which are to inspire people to get active, eat smart, get appropriate screening tests, think positive and quit smoking. Taking place at the Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG is the inaugural 30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-Off.
30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-Off is a cooking competition that challenges participants to create healthier meals in under 30 minutes, using wholegrain, vegetables and/or fruit, and products with the Healthier Choice Symbol.
Shortlisted pairs of participants have gone through a round of mentorship sessions prior to semi-finals which will be held at each roadshow (4, 11, 17, 25 Oct). The winning pair from each roadshow will then proceed into the finals, held at the anchor event on 8 Nov.
It marks the second phase of HPB’s ‘Shop Healthy. Get More from Life’ campaign launched in July this year, which encourages Singapore residents to opt for food products with the Healthier Choice Symbol so they can prepare healthier meals when eating at home.
HEALTHY & EASY RECIPE: VEGETABLE ROLLS
We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems, but your diet can also have a profound effect on your mood and sense of wellbeing.
The Healthier Choices Symbol is introduced by Health Promotion Board to mark food products that meet the nutritional standards set by HPB. If you are shopping for healthier food choices, all you have to do is look out for the Healthier Choice Symbol on its packaging. Products with this symbol are lower in fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Some are also higher in whole-grains, dietary fibre and calcium compared to similar products in the same food category.
It’s easy to create healthy and tasty meals at home. Just last week, I created this simple vegetable roll at home to replace our usual popiah which will take a longer time to prepare.
2 tsp canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
200g carrots, sliced into strips
200g tau kwa, cut into strips
2 tsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
8 pcs butterhead lettuce
8 pcs spring roll skin
some white pepper
some sesame seeds
1. In a pre-heated wok, add oil and fry garlic till fragrant.
2. Add carrot, beansprouts and tau kwa and fry for about 5 minutes until the ingredients are cooked.
3. Season with condiments. Adjust to taste. Set aside.
4. Lay spring roll skin on a dry plate. Place a piece of lettuce and spoon cooked vegetables on it. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
5. Fold the left and right side of the spring roll towards the centre. Finish by rolling the whole spring roll into a cylinder shape. Serve.
Tips: Use unsaturated oils like sunflower oil, canola oil or olive oil instead of saturated oils like butter or ghee.
SEE YOU AT THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL!
Come down to the Healthy Lifestyle Festival roadshows and anchor event for a fun-filled day out and cheer on your favourite 30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-Off team. I am very excited to be going down for the festival and enjoy the many free activities. What’s more, I will be judging the Healthy & Tasty Cook-Off, thank you HPB for the opportunity!
The festival brings 4 exciting roadshows in the heartlands, an anchor festival at Singapore Sports Hub. With lots of free activities, visitors can try out new workouts like piloxing and bowkwa, or all time favourite zumba sessions, pick up tips on how to cook healthy and tasty meals for the family, visit the kids zone, get screened and many more. Goodie bags and limited edition notebooks and coasters to be collected.
Detailed Roadshow details (10 am-9pm)
3-4 Oct: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium
10-11 Oct: Tampines Central (Field beside Tampines MRT)
17-18 Oct: Canopy at J-Link (Beside Jurong Regional Library)
24-25 Oct: Hougang Central Hub (Beside Hougang Mall)
7-8 Nov: Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang Wave Mall
For more information, please visit www.healthylifestyle.sg