Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG @ Tampines – Exciting Cook-Off using Healthier Choice Products!
Do you know, many Singaporeans consume 300 calories more than what we need daily. As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. Essentially, this means that the foods and drinks you put in your body have a direct effect on your health and well-being. If you nourish your body with the right food, it will perform better.
Over the weekends, I went to Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG in Tampines, organized by Health Promotion Board (HPB), and had a better understand of how to eat healthier and smarter. 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 is 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.
30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-off
Big thank you to Health Promotion Board, I am honoured to be one of the judges for 30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-off semi-finals round. Participants form into groups of 2 with their family members or friends and they have to prepare a delicious healthy recipe.
Healthy cooking is not necessary dull. It is evident in the cook-off as the participants create original recipes which include wholegrain (e.g. brown rice, wholegrain noodles/pasta, wholemeal bread), vegetables and/or fruit and products with Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) within 30 minutes! Yes , I am not kidding! In 30 minutes!
For the first team, the mother and daughter team prepared a Baked Rendang Chicken Rice with fruit cup. This dish was created by the daughter who missed Singapore food while she was studying in London. So she combined the fragrance from chicken rice and the flavourful spices from rending chicken to create this western style baked dish.
Team 2 marinated and pan seared the tandoori chicken curry. Pairing with wraps, the wholegrain can be dipped into the spicy curry sauce and paired with a spoonful of the refreshing pomegranate mint yugert salad!
Last but not least, the last team created an Asian style tacos. This requires many steps. I am very impressed that they actually made their own Wholemeal Tortilla, stir fried their crunchy vegetable with assam sauce and air-fry their fish fillet.
Now it’s tasting time! Look at how happy I am! Haha! The aroma of the dishes is really tempting! Now make a guess who is the winner? *drum roll please*
Congratulations to Mohamed Yatim & Rose Azryena for emerging as the winners for the Cook-off semi finals.They have wow us with their tasty Tandoori Chicken Curry with Pomegranate Mint Yougert Salad! If you are free, catch them live at the finals on 8 Nov at Singapore Sports Hub!
Other Festival Highlights
Besides the 30-minute Healthy & Tasty Cook-off, there were many other activities for you to have fun, including Free BMI and eye screenings, mass exercise sessions, games and more! You can also pick up tips on how to cook healthy and tasty meals for the family or visit the kids zone. Goodie bags and limited edition notebooks and coasters to be collected.
See you at the following roadshows! (10 am-9pm)
17-18 Oct: Canopy at J-Link (Beside Jurong Regional Library) (I am judging that day!)
24-25 Oct: Hougang Central Hub (Beside Hougang Mall)
7-8 Nov: Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang Wave Mall (I am judging that day!)
For more information, please visit www.healthylifestyle.sg