7 HEALTHY RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND TO HELP YOU EAT OUT, BUT STILL STICK TO #DIETGOALS
Healthier eats that are nutritious, wholesome and delicious
New year, new you. Don't let a day out on Sentosa island ruin those diet resolutions and #eatclean goals you have set for yourself in the new year. You can have your fun and still stick to having healthier meals. Scattered around the island are these tried-and-tested healthy nosh spots. We tell you where to go and what to eat.
Located within Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa's SO Spa grounds, The Garden is the island's go-to place for posh, healthy dishes. Their menu caters easily to those who prefer vegan and gluten-free meals and vegetarian options are aplenty.
Try their Roasted Butternut Squash served with burrata, dukkah and an orange blossom vinaigrette, or the Cauliflower Steak with miso aioli, cauliflower hummus and herb salad. The atmosphere is fittingly tranquil in keeping with the promise of healthful, nourishing dishes.
This Quayside Isle restaurant has an exhaustive menu and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The variety is endless and healthy eaters can dine alongside friends and family without anyone having to compromise. Breakfast options include an Overnight Oats bowl with chia seeds and toppings like fresh fruit, greek yoghurt and honey.
Lunch and dinner options include a variety of salads (the Cranberry and Walnut salad with grilled chicken breast, lettuce, cherry tomato, cucumber and capsicum, is just one of the options). There are also grilled lean meats, healthy wraps and a Norwegian Salmon filet served with sauteed vegetables.
Here is a restaurant that serves healthier options to little diners. At this pancake specialist kid-friendly eatery, you are encouraged to play with your food. It's also a great way to introduce the concept of cooking to the little ones.
Each table has a pancake griddle, and batter can be ordered in squeezy bottles. Opt for the wholegrain batter, stick to toppings such as nuts, granola and fresh fruit, or savoury options such as mushrooms and cheese. If you steer clear of the chocolate and sugar-laden syrups, you are good to go.
Not an obvious choice for a meal for those on a diet, but this picturesque, seafood-centric restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa is known for serving only the finest, sustainable seafood and the cuisine is Californian-Mediterranean.
The flavours are seasonal, fresh, and the dishes allow the produce to shine. Such as the Double Boiled Sakura Chicken Essence served with wilted spinach, straits seashells and wolfberries, or the Steamed Kuhlbarra Seabass served with mussels, organic greens and imperial soy sauce. Ask for a table facing the glass panels — they're the best seats in the house.
While out and about on the island, should you need a refreshing beverage, here is something that is a welcome, sweet respite that is refreshing and tropical — and healthy!
Order yourself a Fresh Coconut Water with coconut flesh, or a Coconut Shake where they blend pure coconut water and coconut meat. Even their desserts and dessert drinks are healthier. It is all made with tropical fruits (pineapple, durian, avocado), nuts and real coconut ice-cream. Try them all, as prices begin at an affordable $4.
What is usually a top choice for free-flow champagne brunches, and indulgent breakfast buffets, may not be an obvious choice for a healthy meal. However, Capella Singapore's all-day restaurant has some beautiful and nourishing plates on offer.
The salads here are far from ordinary, case-in-point the Capella Gourmet Mesclun Salad which is accented with Norwegian smoked salmon, ikura, boiled egg, sweet corn, heirloom cherry tomato and a balsamic dressing. Mains here boast luxurious flavour pairings: the Steamed Atlantic Cod served with stewed cabbage baby squid, lobster emulsion and crisp leeks. With a view of the South China Sea beyond, all of this makes it a feast for all the senses.
Easily a top choice for staycationers and residents in the Sentosa Cove area, Joe & the Juice is known for their zesty, fresh juice concoctions. It is the yummiest way to get your 5-a-day in. Top choices are Joe's AMG (apple, mint and ginger) and Joe's Identity (cucumber, kale, broccoli, spinach and lemon).
They also serve vegan yoghurt bowls, acai bowls, and a variety of coffee-based drinks.
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.